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NASA Solicitation: Industry Day – Small Business Forum for Constellation Program at Glenn Research Center

By SpaceRef Editor
August 22, 2006
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NASA Solicitation: Industry Day – Small Business Forum for Constellation Program at Glenn Research Center
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Synopsis – Aug 16, 2006
General Information
Solicitation Number: IDSBF2006
Posted Date: Aug 16, 2006
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 16, 2006
Original Response Date: Sep 11, 2006
Current Response Date: Sep 11, 2006
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541710 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135

Description

NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) plans to host an Industry Day ~ Small Business Forum on September 21, 2006. The location will be at the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) adjacent to the NASA Center in Cleveland, OH. For driving directions, see http://www.oai.org/about/ (Note: If required, a second day, September 22, may be offered for some one-on-one consultations with NASA project staff, but this would be arranged only on a special request basis.)

This event is specifically intended to brief industry, including prime contractors and vendor subcontractors which also include small businesses, on NASA’s new Constellation program and some of the procurement opportunities that may be originating from GRC. Small businesses attending may be able to network with larger potential prime contractors for possible subcontracting opportunities on GRC-managed work or work managed by other NASA centers.

This event will primarily comprise of the following:

  • A general overview of NASA’s Constellation program – the new program that will lead to the replacement of the Space Shuttle with a new vehicle known as the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) and its use to service Space Station missions and go to the moon and beyond. Please note that the procurement for the CEV itself is currently being performed at the Johnson Space Center. The announcement of the selected firm is expected in September.
  • An overview of the Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV) – the powerful rocketry that will propel the CEV into space; an outline of GRC’s responsibilities in support of the CLV; and a briefing on the supporting procurements related to the CLV Upper Stage Thrust Vector Control (TVC) subsystem advanced development contracts and the Development Flight Instrumentation (DFI) system.
  • A briefing on the TVC advanced development contracts that will be awarded by GRC in the December 2006 -January 2007 time frame. These efforts will competitively transition into the Upper Stage Production Contract to be awarded in the summer of 2007 by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The current GRC procurements include (1) TVC Actuator Component [Synopsis NNC06ZDD03L2; Solicitation # TBD], (2) TVC Battery Assembly [Synopsis and Solicitation yet to be issued], (3) TVC Hydraulic Component [Synopsis and Solicitation yet to be issued], and (4) the TVC Electric Pump / Controller Assembly [Synopsis and Solicitation yet to be issued]. An in-depth briefing on the draft RFPs for the Thrust Vector Control Subsystem will give large and small businesses opportunities for questions, answers, suggested RFP revisions, and possible subcontracting. Companies most likely to be interested in this segment would work under NAICS codes 541710, 336415, 336419, 333995, 33591x, and 333996.
  • A briefing on the Development Flight Instrumentation (DFI) system that is to provide vehicle telemetry during the early test flights and be used to validate vehicle performance. Sensors, Data Acquisition Units, power, downlink telemetry, and cabling nominally comprise this system. The expected timeframe for RFP release for engineering, development, qualification, and flight units is early 2008. Companies most likely to be interested in this segment would work under NAICS codes 541710 and 334511
  • A discussion of the Ares program – the program that includes the development and building of the prototype for the CLV. Companies possibly interested in this program would most likely be found in the metals fabrication industry and working under NAICS codes 332114, 3327xx and 541710.
  • A discussion of possible facility upgrade projects at our Plum Brook test facility located in Sandusky, OH. These upgrades will lead to the testing of the J-2 engine and other space related apparatus. Companies possibly interested in this presentation would most likely be found in the construction industry and working under NAICS codes 2362xx, 2371xx, 2381xx, and 2382xx.

Businesses interested in attending this one-day event or getting further details when they are developed are invited to visit http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/Procure/Industry_Day.html . To pre-register, they are requested to submit by September 11 the below information via the website or via email to Carl Silski, Small Business Officer, NASA Glenn Research Center: Carl.L.Silski@nasa.gov All pre-registrants will receive an email confirmation about one week prior to the event.

Attendees’ Names:
Attendees’ Phone Numbers:
Company Name:
Company Address (street, city, state)
Attendees’ email addresses:

Brief description of company’s industry and core capabilities:

Company’s major NAICS codes

Interested in a September 21 consultation? Yes _____ No ______ (An opportunity to schedule this will be given later. If demand exceeds our ability to accommodate everyone, a second day will be offered.

Would you be available for the second day? Yes _____ No______)

Point of Contact

Name: Carl L. Silski
Title: Small Business Officer
Phone: (216) 433-2786
Fax: (216) 433-5489
Email: Carl.L.Silski@grc.nasa.gov

Name: Irene Cierchacki
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (216) 433-6036
Fax: (216) 433-5489
Email: Irene.Cierchacki-1@nasa.gov

SpaceRef staff editor.