Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Independent Assessments for Systems Analysis and Concepts Development

By SpaceRef Editor
February 26, 2011
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Synopsis – Feb 24, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: 4200376266
Posted Date: Feb 24, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 24, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 144, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


NASA/LaRC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for independent assessments for systems analysis and concepts development procurement on or about March 15, 2011. This requirement will directly support the Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate (SACD). A NASA Langley Research Center organization that develops and delivers advanced concepts, systems analyses, and multidisciplinary methods in support of Agency Projects, Programs and Mission Directorates as well as for the NASA Chief Engineer and the Office of the Chief Technologist. The RFP and resultant contract will include restrictive Organicational Conflict of Interest language. Support provided to SACD includes, but is not limited to, the following activities: Conceptual hypersonic and launch vehicle design, analysis, and optimization, technology assessment, and systems analysis related design environments and analytical tool development, verification and validation. Definition and refinement of the U.S. National Space Policy, including leading the assessment and integration of a diverse set of exploration architecture design configurations to yield sustainable and affordable solutions for human and robotic campaigns in support of agency stakeholders. Element-level definition required for strategic campaign analysis, including defining and assessing the performance, cost, and risk characteristics of systems to support development and assessment activities for robotic systems, crewed and uncrewed systems, and surface systems. Independent science mission analysis evaluating technical scope, trajectory analysis, orbital mechanics assessment, and feasibility of cost and schedule. The RFP will be issued approximately on or about March 15, 2011 and proposals will be due on or about April 22, 2011. 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 541712 and 1000 employees, respectively. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman isCynthia C. Lee. Direct inquiries to the Office of Procurement Deputy Director, NASALangley Research Center, Mail Stop 134, Hampton, VA 23681-2199; phone (757)864-2426;facsimile (757)864-8541.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/LaRC Business Opportunities home page is . The documents will issued under solicitation number NNL11376266R. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors 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 technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Bobbi Forbes
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 757-864-1770
Fax: 757-864-7709

Name: Timothy P Cannella
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-864-5028
Fax: 757-864-9097

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