Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Design Solution of a Modular Plug Aerospike Thruster Engine

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

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNM13465769Q
Posted Date: Feb 12, 2013
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 12, 2013
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Feb 19, 2013
Current Response Date: Feb 19, 2013
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812



NASA/MSFC has a requirement for Design Solution of a Modular Plug Aerospike Thruster Engine.

NASA/MSFC intends to purchase the item from WASK Engineering on a sole source basis. Market research indicates that WASK Engineering is the only company with design and analysis tools specifically correlated to experimental data of a modular plug aerospike engine. WASK Engineering is particularly compatible with the current NASA program Air Force 3rd Generation Reusable Boost Program with previous aerospike design experience.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to Sabrina Pearson no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on 2/19/2013 Such capabilities/qualifications 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 competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable.

(a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and contractors during the preaward and postaward phases of this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman is not to diminish the authority of the contracting officer, the Source Evaluation Board, or the selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of formal contract disputes. Therefore, before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution.

(b) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, interested parties may contact the installation ombudsman, whose name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address may be found at: . Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations which cannot be resolved at the installation may be referred to the Agency ombudsman identified at the above URL. Please do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer or as specified elsewhere in this document.

Point of Contact

Name: Sabrina M. Pearson
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 256-544-7094
Fax: 256-544-6560

Name: Artra C House
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 256-544-3507
Fax: 256-544-6560

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