Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Cubesat Deployer Hardware and Integration Services

By SpaceRef Editor
February 12, 2013
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Synopsis – Feb 12, 2013

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNK13ZLS002Q
Posted Date: Feb 12, 2013
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 12, 2013
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Feb 28, 2013
Current Response Date: Feb 28, 2013
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899


Action Code: Presolicitation Notice NAICS Code: 541712 Classification Code: A – Research and Development Address: NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement Office, OP-LS, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 Subject: CubeSat Deployer Hardware and Integration Services Solicitation number: NNK13ZLS002Q Closing response date: March 1, 2013 POC: Jennifer Dorsey,

This notice is a synopsis for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subparts 12.6 and 6.303-2 and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a requirement to launch pico-, nano-, and/or micro-satellites (CubeSats) into earth orbit. A CubeSat is a type of miniaturized space research satellite that typically uses commercial, off-the-shelf electronic components. NASA/ John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for CubeSat deployer hardware and integration services. The requirement includes engineering development support, deployer carrier hardware, CubeSat to deployer and deployer to launch vehicle (LV) integration, and system testing.

NASA/KSC intends to award this Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) type contract to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), as Cal Poly is uniquely qualified to meet the Government’s requirements. There are no other CubeSat deployers but the P-POD that are certified for use on NASA’s LVs. Cal Poly is the manufacturer of the P-POD and, as such, has highly specialized knowledge of the integration process required to meet NASA’s requirements. As the manufacturer of the P-POD, Cal Poly requires all hardware and integration support services be purchased from and performed by Cal Poly; no other company is authorized to perform these services.

The contract ordering period will be Calendar Year (CY) 2013 through 2016. The minimum order value is $10,000 with a maximum order value of $6,500,000.

The anticipated release date of the solicitation is on or about March 4, 2013, with a response date within 30 days. The firm date for the receipt of proposals will be stated in the RFP. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement to the point of contact no later than 4:00p.m. local time on February 28, 2013 that shall be considered by the agency. Such detailed capabilities and qualifications must demonstrate in writing the ability to meet this requirement and will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competitive basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government.

NASA clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at . The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet on the Government-wide point of entry (GPE). The GPE can be accessed via the Internet at .

Prospective Offerors should notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the Offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential Offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).

Point of Contact

Name: Jennifer L Dorsey
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-0337
Fax: 321-867-4884

Name: Jacklyn L. Norman
Title: Contract Officer
Phone: 321-867-1500
Fax: 321-867-4848

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