Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Membership for One Year for CAVE

By SpaceRef Editor
September 19, 2009
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Synopsis – Sep 15, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG09309758L
Posted Date: Sep 15, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 15, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Sep 29, 2009
Current Response Date: Sep 29, 2009
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 611310 – Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.M, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NASA/GSFC has a requirement for the renewal of membership with Auburn University for the period of October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 in their Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics (CAVE) consortium.

NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the service from Auburn University only. The CAVE performs research into technologies of interest to NASA as well as the automotive industry. NASA has been a member of CAVE for the past five years and has benefited in particular from the research into area array packaging and lead-free solders. the area array packaging research enable reliable performance in our often difficult thermal cycling environment. On-going work we wish to support will expand and refine these models to cover additional package style and sizes. Further, it is important that NASA continues to participate in CAVE because a number of the tasks in process are directly investigating issues of critical importance to NASA.

Authority is 10 U>S>C> 2304 (c)(1)Only one responsible source.

This procurement will be processed using FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

This synopsis shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for the information solicited.

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 September 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: Agnes L. Smith
Title: Purchasing Agent
Phone: 301-286-9129
Fax: 301-286-1720

Name: Maria McNamee
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-286-8420
Fax: 301-286-6299

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