Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Mission Critical Services in Star City Russia

By SpaceRef Editor
August 11, 2008
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Synopsis – Aug 11, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ08262750R
Posted Date: Aug 11, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 11, 2008
Original Response Date: Aug 25, 2008
Current Response Date: Aug 25, 2008
Classification Code: Q — Medical services
NAICS Code: 621511 – Medical Laboratories

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for the procurement of mission critical services in Star City, Russia. The Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) will provide medical support services (i.e. hematology analysis, phlebotomy, and blood analysis) by scientist teams and medical staff from Soyuz crewmembers prior to launch and after landing. GCTC will also provide support with the shipment of hardware to and from Russia in support of the clinical tests for medical operations and life science experiments occurring in the biomedical laboratories.

Most pre and post flight activities for Soyuz crews take place at GCTC, which is located on a Russian Air Force Base just outside of Moscow. Astronauts and cosmonauts are quarantined to the GCTC facilities for medical and health reasons before and after their flights, so collection of data samples will be conducted on a limited basis only for specialized tests not otherwise available at GCTC (i.e. magnetic resonance imaging, etc). Services and facility support will be assessed mission-by-mission depending on the experiment complement and specific study requirements.

NASA/JSC intends to contract with GCTC for the services stated in paragraph 1 on a sole source basis for the Baseline Data Collection (BDC) services and laboratory usage through December 31, 2011.

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 August 25, 2008. 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: Latoy J White
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-244-8023
Fax: 281-244-2370

Name: Marianne D. Ruiz
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-8528
Fax: 281-244-2370

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