Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Retrieval of Nimbus Observational Data

By SpaceRef Editor
September 19, 2010
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Synopsis – Sep 09, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNG354240L
Posted Date: Sep 09, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 09, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Sep 20, 2010
Current Response Date: Sep 20, 2010
Classification Code: T — Photographic, mapping, printing, and publication services
NAICS Code: 518210 – Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/GSFC has a requirement for the Recovery of Nimbus Observational data.

NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the items from HOV Services, LLC. Two types of high-end photo scanners are required to scan Nimbus film data: the first must be equivalent to the Leica air photo scanners used to scan NASA’s Heat Capacity mapping Mission frames for the CDMP. Nimbus film was processed on similar devices as HCMM film. The Second is a film scanner normally used for scanning medical X-rays. This type of device is needed to digitize the longer (i.e., 21″) film scenes at 600 dpi. This film is similar to the old B&W satellite film from Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. The facilities need to be located within 50 miles of the NASA’s film archive at GSFC and WNRC. This allows for Government inspection of the scanning and indexing process and ensures the per-image shipping costs are at a minimum with respect to the per-image scanning costs. HOV Services has unique experience in configuring both scanners needed for NASA-type film archives, scanning and indexing all of the NASA film from HCMM mission as part of the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP). NOAA CDMP has partnered with HOV Services since 1999 to digitize and index Defense Meteorological Satellite film records that are from the same era as the Nimbus Film records.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities, qualifications and quote with delivery schedule to perform the effort in writing to Sherika D. Wilson,, no later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on September 20, 2010. 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.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman is Nancy Abell, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Road, Mailstop 100, Greenbelt, MD 20771, Phone: 301-286-5867, Fax: 301-286-1714, E-mail

Point of Contact

Name: Sherika D. Wilson
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 301-286-1291
Fax: 301-286-6299

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