Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Photovoltaic Power System for Hangar One

By SpaceRef Editor
August 3, 2005
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Modification 01 – Posted on Jul 26, 2005

General Information

Document Type: Special Notice
Solicitation Number: NASA-SNOTE-050726-001
Posted Date: Jul 26, 2005
Original Response Date: Oct 14, 2005
Current Response Date: Oct 14, 2005
Original Archive Date: Jul 26, 2006
Current Archive Date: Jul 26, 2006
Classification Code: Z — Maintenance, repair, and alteration of real property

Contracting Office Address NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000



The main intent of this AOO is to find out if there are any interested Developers that would like to be involved in this opportunity at Hangar One. Hangar One is located at Moffett Field, California. The hangar was built in 1932 to house the U.S.S. Macon, a U.S Navy dirigible. Hangar One is a distinctive landmark of the San Francisco Bay Area. The hangar structure consists of steel truss arches, metallic sheathing and full clamshell doors. The hangar is 1,140 feet in length, 308 feet in width and 198 feet in height. Hangar One is a designated federal historic property and is the principal historic property of the Shenandoah Plaza Historic District. The siding covering Hangar One is contaminated with hazardous materials, namely PCBs and asbestos, as well as lead paint. The U.S Navy is obligated to remediate the hazardous materials under orders from the EPA. Assuming that the Navy elects to remove the contaminated exterior siding and leave the structural frame of the hangar (Exhibit B, Alternative 2-E), NASA intends to enter into an enhanced use lease or other legal instrument (not a procurement action) with a third party (for purposes of this AOO, a “Developer”) to install a new Photovoltaic (PV) system that will generate a minimum of two megawatts of electricity along with the hangar’s re-siding work at no cost to the Government. NASA WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY FUNDS FOR THE SIDING, PV SYSTEM, OR ITS INSTALLATION. NASA’s contribution is to provide the use of the Hangar One’s outer surface area, with options to purchase delivered power, and the right to use the project for credentials, publications and advertising. The document entitled ?Proposed Photovoltaic Power System for Hanger One? dated July 25, 2005 is made up of 6 sections: Section I: Background Information; Section II: NASA Ames’s Goals and Objectives; Section III: Scope of Services; Section IV: Proposal Requirements; Section V: Site Visit and Proposal Submission; and Section VI: Exhibits. The Exhibits are: Exhibit A ? a US Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program Technical Assistance Report; and Exhibit B ? The Navy’s Proposed Alternatives. The anticipated schedule of events includes a Site Visit on September 6, 2005. Developers with Expressions of Interest of this AOO should attend the Site Visit to be held on September 6, 2005 at 10:00 AM at the north end of Hangar One parking lot, Moffett Field, CA. (Note: A valid driver’s license or other photo identification is required to pass the guard station.) If you plan to attend the site visit, send an email to Keith Venter at no later than September 1, 2005 with your intention to attend. The deadline for submitting questions on this AOO, to, is no later than 5:00 PM Pacific Time on September 13, 2005. Questions and respective answers, and any necessary amendments to documentation will be posted on or around September 29, 2005. The Deadline for submission of Proposals (see Section V of the July 25, 2005 document for specific requirements) is 5:00 PM Pacific Time on October 14, 2005.

Point of Contact

Keith Venter, Facilities Utilization Officer, Phone (650) 604-6408, Fax (650) 604-4984, Email

Email your questions to Keith Venter at

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