Status Report

NASA Solicitation: RFI – Compliant or Flexible Carbon Based Substrates TPS

By SpaceRef Editor
June 10, 2011
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Synopsis – Jun 09, 2011

TPS DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT – Posted on Jun 09, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNA11TPSRFIL-AMD
Posted Date: Jun 09, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 09, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jun 24, 2011
Current Response Date: Jun 24, 2011
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 336419 – Other Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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


This notice is issued by NASA/ARC to solicit information about potential sources for Compliant or Flexible Carbon Based Substrates to be used in spacecraft Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) for future NASA exploration missions. Vendors having the capabilities stated in the “TPS Description Document” that is attached to this synopsis are invited to submit appropriate documentation, literature, brochures, and references.

In addition to the technical information requested, responses should include the following:

1) Name and address of firm, technical point of contact, phone number, e-mail, and website (if applicable); 2) Size of business based on NAICS code 336419 – whether your company is large, small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), HUBZone, veteran-owned and/or woman-owned; number of years in business; average annual revenue for past 3 years and number of employees; 3) Describe any collaboration or teaming arrangements with other organizations that might be used in order to provide the necessary expertise contained in this requirement.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes, subject to FAR provision 52.215-3, entitled “Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes” and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement. Although all comments received will be carefully reviewed and considered for inclusion in a later action, the initiators of this request make no commitment to include any particular recommendations.

All responses shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer,, no later than 06/24/2011. Please reference NNA11TPSRFIL-AMD in the subject line.

No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

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

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Marianne Shelley
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-4179
Fax: 650-604-3020

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