Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Low-Gravity Fluid Study

By SpaceRef Editor
June 23, 2009
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Synopsis – Jun 22, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNC09298527Q
Posted Date: Jun 22, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 22, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jul 08, 2009
Current Response Date: Jul 08, 2009
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R and D
NAICS Code: 611310 – Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Contracting Office Address

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


THIS IS A SOLE-SOURCE PROCUREMENT. NASA/GRC INTENDS TO PURCHASE THE ITEMS/SERVICES FROM PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND, OR. This sole source is under the authority of FAR Reference 13.106-1(b)(1), Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy Agency requirements.

NASA/GRC has a requirement to continue further development of the Interface Tool highly relevent to the Exploration Program and conduct a low-gravity fluid study based on the minimal surface energy of liquids. The period of performance will be from the date of contract award through 5-31-2010.

In 2006 NASA issued a contract to Portland State University to conduct a low-gravity fluid study based on the minimal surface energy of liquids.

NASA has determined that further development of the Fluid Interface Tool is warranted and highly relevant to the Exploration program. Portland Statue University is uniquely qualified to lead this development effort because of their experience in low-gravity fluid phenomena, thier experience in using the Surface Evolver code, and the very successful development of the Fluid Interface Tool software product.

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 point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on July 8, 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: Deborah L. Giavasis
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 216-433-5420
Fax: 216-433-2480

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