Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Modular Space Vehicle Contaract Extension

By SpaceRef Editor
June 17, 2014
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Synopsis – Jun 16, 2014

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNA11AA01B

    Posted Date: Jun 16, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 16, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Jun 25, 2014

    Current Response Date: Jun 25, 2014

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001


NASA/ARC in collaboration with, and support of, the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) office intends to extend contracts under the Modular Space Vehicle (MSV) multiple award IDIQ contracts NNA11AA01B (ATK Space systems), NNA11AA02B (Miltec), NNA11AA03B (Northrop Grumman), NNA11AA04B (PnP innovations), and NNA11AA05B (Sierra Nevada Corporation), on a sole-source basis pursuant to 10 U.S.C 2304(c) (1), Only One Responsible Source or a limited number of sources. Under MSV the period of performance will be extended by two years through November 9, 2017.

The MSV procurement is a multiple award IDIQ Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) and Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF) contract that was awarded to five contractors with the objective task to manage and execute the technical, schedule and cost performance necessary to incorporate and evolve reconfigurable, modular bus and payload architectures that have been under development and transition them into hardware development, demonstration and operations of multi-mission MSV missions to include components, satellite buses, payloads, ground commanding and telemetry, space/ ground components, subsystems and/ or data- handling systems. The architecture developed for these responsive, modular spacecraft was to be designed in such a way as to allow flexibility to meet multiple missions with minimal changes within the basic design. The spacecraft architecture was intended to include multi-mission modular bus and payload designs.

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

This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Notwithstanding this stated intent, 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 pm local time on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All questions MUST be in writing and should be directed to Mr. Nathan Shumway, Contracting Officer, not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

Point of Contact

    Name:James Nathaniel Shumway

    Title:Contracting Officer



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