Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Emergency Satellite Hardware and Air Time Services

By SpaceRef Editor
July 19, 2008
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Synopsis – Jul 16, 2008

Solicitation – Posted on Jul 16, 2008 New!

General Information

Solicitation Number: 030ARC52483
Posted Date: Jul 16, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: NAIS only
Original Response Date: Jul 21, 2008
Current Response Date: Jul 21, 2008
Classification Code: 70 — General purpose information technology equipment
NAICS Code: 541519 – Other Computer Related Services

Contracting Office Address

Arcata Associates, Inc. – UNITeS, P.O. Box 5150, Huntsville, AL 35814


Arcata Associates, Inc. intends to negotiate as an emergency on a sole make and model basis as all or none, with Value Added Resellers (VARs) of Hughes, BGAN, Thrane&Thrane, Pella, and air time services in support of The Office of Security and Program Protection (OSPP) Michoud Infrastructure Build Out (MIBO) which shall be used for Homeland Security.

Successful proposer shall ship all product to the Marshall Space Flight Center, AL.

Arcata Associates, Inc. intends to purchase these items from Value Added Resellers (VARs) of Hughes, BGAN, Thrane&Thrane, Pella, and air time services pursuant to FAR 13.106, which implements the statutory authority at 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) for acquisition of a specific make, model, or services available from only one or a limited number of sources.

Interested firms have until 21 July 2008 12 noon CDST to submit in writing to the identified point of contact, a response to the attached Request for Quote, and all associated paper work per the special instructions. Responses received after 21 July 2008 12 noon CDST without the required information will be considered non responsive to the synopsis/solicitation and will not be considered. A determination by Arcata Associates, Inc. to not compete this proposed effort on a full and open cost competitive basis, based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of Arcata Associates, Inc.

This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested per the attached Request for Quotation (RFQ), and includes complete description and part numbers together with Representation and Certifications, and Arcata Associates, Inc. Terms and Conditions and all attachments must be completed in order for consideration.

It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor this Internet site for the release of any amendments, and clarifying questions and answers. For subscribers to the WWW who wish to obtain the relevant documents covering this synopsis, please access said information at as no hardcopy will be provided by this office.


All responsible sources may submit an offer by the required date which shall be considered by Arcata Associates, Inc.

When responding to this combined synopsis/solicitation you are required to inform this office whether or not the products offered in response to this solicitation meet the Technical Standards of 1194.21 for the specific line items cited above. Please provide documentation such as your voluntary compliance template or other information that addresses how your company meets the identified Technical Standards. If this information is maintained online, you may provide a link or the URL address where the information can be viewed.

Point of Contact

Name: Kaye Pettus
Title: A.A.I. Procurement
Phone: 256-544-7735
Fax: 256-544-7224

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