Status Report

NASA Solicitation: ISS Mission Integration Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
March 30, 2009
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NASA Solicitation: ISS Mission Integration Contract

Synopsis – Mar 27, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09ZBG002R
Posted Date: Mar 27, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 27, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: 18 — Space vehicles
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/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BG


NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide Mission Integration Contract (MIC) support for ongoing engineering and technical services required to support the International Space Station Program. This contract includes products and services for mission planning, mission integration, mission operations, international partner integration, and Russian language and logistic services.

This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541712 and 1000, respectively.

The anticipated release date of the DRAFT RFP is on or about September 2009. The anticipated release date of the FINAL RFP is on or about October 2009, with an anticipated proposal due date on or about December 2009.

The Government anticipates an Industry Day on April 22, 2009. See details below.

Updated information concerning the acquisition and schedule can be viewed at the following website as it becomes available:

The Government is seeking input on how to best implement the requirements outlined on the website referenced above. Parties are invited to provide specific information on strategies to reduce the overall cost of Mission Integration for ISS while maintaining quality and responsiveness and the optimal contract type, including feasibility of using fixed-price contract types.

The requirements for MIC will derive from the current MIC, NNJ04AA02C.

The MIC is anticipated to have a Period of Performance (POP) of at least five years.

A phase-in period for the anticipated contract of approximately 60 days is planned.

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

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 offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).

Prospective offerors are invited to submit written comments or questions via electronic transmission or by facsimile transmission. When responding reference NNJ09ZBG002R. TELEPHONE QUESTIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NASA/JSC is hereby notifying interested parties that NASA is planning to hold the MIC Industry Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Central Daylight Savings Time (CDST), at the NASA/Johnson Space Center Gilruth Recreation Center in the Alamo Ballroom. One-on-One communications will follow at the Gilruth Center. See below for information on how to sign up for One-on-One sessions.

A. The goals of the MIC Industry Day are:

i. To promote competition on the proposed MIC acquisition;

ii. To develop industry understanding of the Government’s current vision and objectives pertaining to pre-solicitation synopsis NNJ09ZBG002R for ISS MIC;

iii. To provide industry with the opportunity to meet with the Government early enough in the procurement process to provide input into the MIC procurement strategy;

iv. To encourage offerors to submit questions and comments in writing via the MIC website or in person during Industry Day. The Government will respond in writing to all questions submitted by posting them to the NAIS and the MIC procurement website.

B. Registration Requirements for Industry Day:

Interested parties are requested to RSVP for Industry Day and, if desired, One-on-One Communications with Industry by close of business on Friday, April 17, 2009 by e-mail to the Contract Specialist, Jenny Arkinson, at The RSVP should include the following information:

i. Subject line: “ISS MIC Industry Day RSVP”

ii. Point-of-contact’s name, telephone number, and company

iii. Names of all the attendees from interested company

C. One-on-One Communications with Industry:

Guidance for conduct of the One-on-One communications will be provided on the ISS MIC website @ .

The MIC PDT has scheduled the Rio Grande Room in the Gilruth Center for April 22, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and for April 23, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meetings are limited to forty-five minutes.

Interested parties are limited to five attendees per offeror. The request for a One-on-One meeting should include the same information as (B) Registration Requirements for Industry Day, except the subject line should read; “ISS MIC One-on-One Request.”

Interested parties wishing to RSVP for both Industry Day and One-on-One Communications may reference both in the subject line of the e-mail which indicates the offeror’s interest.

Interested parties are limited to one (1) One-on-One Communications meeting per offeror. Meetings will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

D. A Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) is planned to be released. After the draft RFP is released, NASA/JSC will hold a pre-proposal conference. Industry will then be solicited to submit questions in writing so that the Government may officially respond.

Directions to the Gilruth Center:

Heading South on I-45, turn Left on Bay Area Boulevard (East). Proceed approximately 3 miles on Bay Area Boulevard, and then turn Right on Space Center Boulevard. Proceed approximately 2 miles on Space Center Boulevard through two stop lights. Turn Right to the Johnson Space Center Gilruth Center. Proceed to the Gilruth Building parking lot. Enter through the Gilruth Center’s front entry, and the Alamo Ballroom will be on your left.

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 .

Point of Contact

Name: Janet G. Arkinson
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-244-5433
Fax: 281-244-0149

Name: Eric Schell
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-6425
Fax: 281-244-0149

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