Status Report

NASA Solicitation: ISS United States On-orbit Segment Sustaining Engineering Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
June 3, 2009
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NASA Solicitation: ISS United States On-orbit Segment Sustaining Engineering Contract

Synopsis – May 12, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09ZBG004R
Posted Date: May 12, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 12, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: May 29, 2009
Current Response Date: May 29, 2009
Classification Code: C — Architect and engineering services
NAICS Code: 336414 – Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for sustaining engineering of the International Space Station (ISS) United States On-Orbit Segment (USOS), Post-Production Support (PPS) for the USOS, ISS vehicle integration and end-to-end subsystem management. Requirements include sustaining engineering of USOS hardware and software and common hardware provided to International Partners/Participants, Government-furnished equipment (GFE) owners, and payload developers; post-production support of USOS hardware and common hardware provided to the International Partners/Participants and GFE providers; and technical integration across all of the ISS segments. Requirements also include ISS end-to-end subsystem management for the majority of ISS subsystems and specialty engineering disciplines; and USOS and integrated system certification of flight readiness. It is anticipated that the period of performance for this contract extension will be five years from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2015.

NASA/JSC intends to purchase these services from The Boeing Corporation. Boeing has developed requirements for and designed, developed, and certified the ISS USOS hardware and software, both stand-alone and with the integrated system. This experience gives them the unique ability to understand the on-orbit performance of the hardware and software, identify anomalies, and resolve issues and anomalies in a timely manner to ensure safety of crew and vehicle and mission success. Knowledge of the hardware and software systems is essential for quick responses to problems and is cost-effective in minimizing investigation of known conditions.

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

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on May 29, 2009. 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.

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

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Kirby L. Condron
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-4193
Fax: 281-244-2370

Name: Carol S. Neeley
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-8568
Fax: 281-244-7563

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