Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Partnership Opportunity for EV-2 Spacecraft

By SpaceRef Editor
April 20, 2011
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Synopsis – Apr 20, 2011

Partnership Opportunity Document – Posted on Apr 20, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: 101-GBN
Posted Date: Apr 20, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 20, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: May 18, 2011
Current Response Date: May 18, 2011
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA GSFC is seeking a partner for a spacecraft, and related spacecraft subsystems for a potential proposal. The potential GSFC EV-2 mission is designed to meet the science goals of the EV-2 Program, as currently understood.

GSFC mission teams will be submitting proposals to the EV-2 AO currently scheduled for release in the spring of 2011. The AO is a single-step process. The selected mission will proceed into Phase A. While the AO schedule cannot be specified at this time, the following is estimated based on earlier AO’s and related missions:

AO release April-June 2011 Proposals due September 2011 (target) Selection Early 2012(target) Launch 2016(target)

This partnership opportunity is being issued to select a teaming partner to help prepare the GSFC EV-2 candidate mission concept for the proposal submittal and to provide a flight qualified spacecraft system should the mission be selected for flight. The major flight system GSFC is interested in finding partners for is a low cost low earth orbiting spacecraft. If the potential partner also has a mission operations capability or observatory integration and test capabilities that might present a cost-effective option to the project, the potential partner may include the mission operations effort or observatory integration and test capability as an optional service in his or her proposal. Instruments are not part of this POD. Potential proposers to this POD may submit proposals covering any subset of the subsystems or systems noted herein.

There will be no exchange of funds between the teaming partners for the portion of this partnership opportunity dealing with the preparation of the initial submission to the EV-2 AO. Full funding will be available for subsequent phases should the mission be competitively selected for those additional phases.

Potential respondents are asked to contact the GSFC EV-2 team by 5 PM EDT on April 26, 2011 with a Notice Of Interest (intentionally not called a notice of intent). This Notice of Interest does not create an obligation to respond to the POD, but allows the GSFC EV-2 team to disseminate additional details on the mission parameters and to provide answers to questions from potential partners. On April 27th, 2011, All Notice of Interest respondents will receive a document containing additional details on the proposed mission, which can be used to facilitate a focused response to the partnership opportunity. These details are proprietary and competition sensitive and are not to be shared outside the teams necessary to prepare a full response.

Notice of Interest shall be sent to via email with ‘Notice of Interest’ in the subject line, a simple sentence or two expressing interest and an email and address to send further information. For purposes of this partnership opportunity, the GSFC EV-2 Team contact is Tim Sauerwein, Timothy.A.Sauerwein@nasa,gov, 301-286-3714.

This solicitation/synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for the information solicited. An ombudsman has been appointed. See Internet Note “B”. The documents for this partnership opportunity will be in Microsoft Office Suite (Word 6.0, Excel 5.0, or PowerPoint 4.0) format and will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The WWW address, or URL, of the NASA/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is .

It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this cite for the release of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments, if any. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL: .

Point of Contact

Name: Dawn M. Fountain
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-286-3318
Fax: 301-286-1773

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