Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Hardware and Software Supporting The Maker Project

By SpaceRef Editor
July 21, 2009
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Synopsis – Jul 20, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09298123Q
Posted Date: Jul 20, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 20, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 07, 2009
Current Response Date: Aug 07, 2009
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541330 – Engineering Services
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH


NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Quote (RFQ) for Hardware and Software Supporting the MAKER Project according to the Statement of Work (SOW) and referenced EBF3 Manipulator User’s Manual document.

The Statement of Work can be viewed at the following:

Background The Crew and Thermal Systems Division, EVA Tools Branch (EC7) at the Johnson Space Center seeks to acquire contract support for a software/hardware development project for NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. The project supported is entitled “MAKER” and is pursuing an advanced manufacturing concept being developed and evaluated for deployment in future space exploration architectures requiring manufacturing capability in the spaceflight/mission environment. The specific need to be addressed by replies to this effort is for control software and interface hardware for a capable of operating a kinematically unique 3 axis robotic arm subsystem within the MAKER system.

The EBF3 Manipulator User’s Manual document can be viewed at:

This procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP).

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See note 26.

This procurement is a total small business set-aside. See Note 1.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541330 and $4.5 million, respectively.

The anticipated release date of RFQ NNJ09298123Q is on or about August 10, 2009 with an anticipated quote due date of on or about August 21, 2009.

All responsible sources may submit a quote which shall be considered by the agency.

An ombudsman has been appointed – See NASA Specific Note “B”.

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/JSC Business Opportunities home page is

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual and technical questions must be submitted in writing via e-mail to Adrian Clayton at not later than 12:00 noon, on July 31, 2009. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Adrian D. Clayton
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-8498
Fax: 281-244-0995

SpaceRef staff editor.