Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Inflatable Habitat Bladder

By SpaceRef Editor
July 17, 2013
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Synopsis – Jul 17, 2013

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ13482445R
Posted Date: Jul 17, 2013
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 17, 2013
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jul 31, 2013
Current Response Date: Jul 31, 2013
Classification Code: 93 — Nonmetallic fabricated materials
NAICS Code: 336419

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for an inflatable habitat bladder.

NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from ILC Dover, Inc.

This company has unique experience in the manufacturing of human rated habitable inflatable structures used in space and ground inflatables used for space habitat inflatable analog testing at high pressures. This hardware must be compatible with and interface with other hardware in the assembly that is similar in design, configuration, and purpose to those previously made by this manufacturer. Additionally, the design and production rely upon proprietary processes in thermal impulse sealing and duration that were developed by ILC Dover and are necessary for this procurement.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified Chris Gaspard at not later than 2:00 p.m. local time on July 31, 2013. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. 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.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

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

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

Name: Christian C. Gaspard
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-0034
Fax: 281-244-5331

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