Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Parachutes for the Crew Exploration Vehicle

By SpaceRef Editor
February 3, 2006
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NASA Solicitation: Parachutes for the Crew Exploration Vehicle

Synopsis – Feb 03, 2006

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ06144560R
Posted Date: Feb 03, 2006
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 03, 2006
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541710 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the design, development, and testing of a parachute system to be integrated into the design of the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). Parachutes will be used as the primary landing system for the CEV for normal and abort landings on Earth. The parachute system and services to be provided shall include the following:

  • Parachute system design, manufacture and delivery;
  • Engineering support for vehicle interface definition and integration;
  • Parachute packing support including packing and rigging materials and hardware;
  • Drop tests including test development support, execution, and analysis;
  • Ground test development, execution, and analysis;
  • Installation of the parachute system into the test vehicles;
  • Post-landing recovery of parachute hardware;
  • Post test/flight parachute inspection, repair, and repacking; and
  • Shipping and storage.

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

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541710 and 1,000 employees, respectively.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about February 20, 2006 with an anticipated offer due date of on or about April 5, 2006.

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

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/JSC Business Opportunities home page is

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Jennifer L. Krause
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: (281) 483-8269
Fax: (281) 483-3106

Name: Susan D. Starkweather
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (281) 244-6436
Fax: (281) 483-4066

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