Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Exploration Systems Mission: Radiation Standards for Lunar Sortie Missions

By SpaceRef Editor
July 1, 2009
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Synopsis – Jun 30, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Posted Date: Jun 30, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 30, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jul 14, 2009
Current Response Date: Jul 14, 2009
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R and D
NAICS Code: 541330 – Engineering Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA/HQ is hereby soliciting information about potential sources to provide support for study and report on radiation standards for lunar sortie missions. This will consist of an Ad Hoc committee to perform an independent assessment of the program’s technical quality, relevance to exploration objectives, and effectiveness in maturing and infusing technologies. This work will assist the Government in overseeing the Constellation, human research, exploration technology development and lunar precursor robotic programs as well as the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Project. The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) is organized into two programmatic themes to carry out its mission. Projects in the Constellation Theme are structured to develop, demonstrate, and deploy flight systems that will enable sustained human exploration. The Advanced Capabilities Theme is structured into three major programs that provide critical products to reduce operational and technical risk for Constellation projects. The major programs are: the Human Research Program (HRP), which carries out investigations and risk mitigation related to astronaut health and performance; the Lunar Precursor Robotic Program (LPRP) which will launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, and the Exploration and Technology Development Program (ETDP), which addresses high priority technology needs for lunar exploration. The Government has a significant investment in this Program and has made commitments to internal and external entities that hinge on successful completion of this project. The efforts of this requirement are in direct support of NASA’s exploration missions and strategies.

No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

Interested offerors/vendors having the required specialized capabilities to meet the above requirement should submit a capability statement of 10 pages or less indicating the ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein.

Responses must include the following: name and address of firm, size of business; average annual revenue for past 3 years and number of employees; ownership; whether they are large, small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), HUBZone, and/or woman-owned; number of years in business; affiliate information: parent company, joint venture partners, potential teaming partners, prime contractor (if potential sub) or subcontractors (if potential prime); list of customers covering the past five years (highlight relevant work performed, contract numbers, contract type, dollar value of each procurement; and point of contact – address and phone number). All questions concerning this requirement should be emailed directly to Danit Rainey at 301.286.6717 or via email,

Please advise if the requirement is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type product. A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement.

The Government reserves the right to consider a small business or 8(a) set-aside based on responses hereto. All responses shall be submitted to Danit Rainey no later than July 14, 2009. Please reference NNH09EXPLORATIONMISSION in any response. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Danit P Rainey
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 301-286-6717
Fax: 301-286-0356

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