Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Extension of Contract NNA05AC33C – ASRS – Aviation Safety Rpeorting Systems and Related Systems

By SpaceRef Editor
September 19, 2009
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Synopsis – Sep 11, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNA05AC33C-EXTENSION
Posted Date: Sep 11, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 11, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Sep 25, 2009
Current Response Date: Sep 25, 2009
Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
NAICS Code: 518210 – Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000


NASA/ARC intends to extend Contract NNA05AC33C (Aviation Safety Reporting System and Related Systems, commonly referred to as ASRS) with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. on a sole-source basis pursuant to 10 U.S.C 2304(c)(1), Only One Responsible Source, in support of Ames Research Center’s (ARC) Code TH, Human Systems Integration Division. The objective is to extend the performance period for one year.

The current contractor provides mission critical support services under ASRS that include various aviation and related safety programs for NASA and other federal governmental agencies. The major objective of these programs is to acquire information concerning current and potential safety concerns in the operational performance of systems such as the National Aviation System (NAS), and the Veterans Administration patient care system, and to assist in the effective use of that information to further aviation and related systems safety improvements.

The ASRS contractor has the following two primary responsibilities:

1) To oversee the maintenance and operation of a voluntary, confidential incident-reporting program and its use to identify potentially hazardous situations in the aviation system.

2) To maintain, operate, and assist in the use of a database of these incident reports to support research and development aimed at improving the performance and safety of the future aviation system.

This extension will allow for a continuation of services to ensure program continuity and critical mission support and to avoid significant technical impacts while a competitive follow-on acquisition is completed.

In addition, new technical requirements have been identified for ASRS and the related systems. It is expected that a new interagency agreement will be finalized with the Federal Rail Administration for NASA to create and establish within ASRS a railroad safety reporting system for the nation’s rail transportation system. It is critical that the government is supported by the infrastructures and operations of the current systems in order to transfer optimal operations and technologies to the railroad system without disrupting ASRS and the other related systems in the process. In addition, concurrent to the addition of the rail reporting system, it is expected that new partners will be added to the existing ASRS and patient reporting systems. This will require expanded incorporation into the current processes and IT support procedures of the ASRS and VA reporting systems. Therefore, it is critical that the current contract is extended an additional year to ensure an efficient and cost-effective incorporation of all the newly identified technical requirements.

The extension will extend the period of performance of the current contract, NNA05AC33C, for a period of one year, from January 3, 2010, through January 2, 2011, and increase the contract value accordingly. The current contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., is considered the only contractor that can meet ARC’s needs given the short period of performance for the extension. Awarding a one year contract to another source, when the creation and establishment of new reporting systems are being added to the existing system, would affect the continuity of services and cause unacceptable delays in fulfilling ARC’s requirements.

The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302. The purpose of this action is to extend the performance period for one year, until such time as the new systems are beyond the initial development phase and are proved fully operational, and the competitive follow-on acquisition is completed.

This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. 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.

Notwithstanding this stated intent, interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 2:00 PM Pacific time on September 25, 2009. Such communication of capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

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

Questions regarding the extension can be sent via email to Marianne Shelley at

An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at Thank you for your interest in NASA Procurements.

Point of Contact

Name: Marianne Shelley
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-4179
Fax: 650-604-0932

Name: Mark E. Lefler
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-3038
Fax: 650-604-4646

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