Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Flight Simulator Educational

By SpaceRef Editor
October 9, 2008
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Oct 09, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNK270533Q
Posted Date: Oct 09, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 09, 2008
Original Response Date: Oct 30, 2008
Current Response Date: Oct 30, 2008
Classification Code: 69 — Training aids and devices
NAICS Code: 333319 – Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

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


This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This notice is being issued as a Request For Quotation (RFQ) NNK270533Q hereby issued for a quantity of one (1) each, Flight Simulation Unit, Educational. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors–Commercial, applies to this acquisition. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders–Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The provisions and clauses in the RFQ are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-27 Sept 2008, FAC can be obtained from .

This procurement is a total small business set-aside. See Note 1. The NAICS code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 333319, 500 employees, respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. The proposal shall provide a description demonstrating how it meets all the requirements stated below. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. Delivery is required FOB Destination Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 32899, within 120 days ARO. Offers for the item(s) described above are due by 2:00 PM ET, Oct 30, 2008. Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1(SEPT 2006), Instructions to Offerors, which is incorporated by reference. If the end product is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled “Buy American Act–Supplies”, the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin. The FAR may be obtained via the internet at URL: . The NFS may be obtained via the internet at URL: .

This is a solicitation for proposals for an educational, realistic flight simulator for use by Kennedy Space Center in educational use, demonstrations, and NASA promotions, primarily to students. The simulator must be a sit-in cockpit type seat with High Definition panoramic display (tailored to the software), realistic surround sound, realistic controls and feedback. The entire simulator must be a single unit, and include the requested flight software, the PC with wireless keyboard and mouse, with an Operating System compatible with the flight software. The educational office staff will be performing any upgrades, system patches, or software maintenance to the installed simulator, and the PC must be packaged for that purpose, as onsite technical support is not a budgeted service.

The hardware unit (frame, PC, seat, yoke, etc) must be supplied along with two software packages for flight simulation models, one of which is a large (KC-135) airplane, and one which is Space Shuttle, and the authorized license for the supplied programs. The software which is noted as suitable in design and appearance are: Microsoft (c) Flight Simulator X (with KC-135 Add-on), and Space Shuttle Mission 2007 from . For this known suitable software, the noted hardware requirements are dual processors of min 2.2-2.4GHz each with 512MB graphics card and 2 GB RAM and DVD drive. Proposals must take into account the software requirements and provide the hardware which meets or exceeds the minimum needed to run the software.

All contractual and technical questions must be in writing (email or fax) to or fax to 321-867-1188 no later than October 23, 2008. Telephone questions will not be accepted. Selection and award will be made to that offeror whose offer will be most advantageous to the Government, with consideration given to the factors of proposed technical merit in terms of meeting or exceeding the requirements, and price. Offerors must include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications–Commercial Items, which may be obtained via the internet at URL: . You must include your CAGE code, DUNS number and TIN/EIN for registration verification. These Representations and Certifications will be incorporated be reference into any resultant contract.

[OMBUDSMAN STATEMENT IS REQUIRED] An ombudsman has been appointed – See NASA Specific Note “B”.

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs link below.

Point of Contact

Name: Beverly C Davis
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 321-867-3399
Fax: 321-867-1188

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