Status Report

NASA Solicitation: RFI for Design Assembly Test and Manufacturing of Pico or Nanosatellites

By SpaceRef Editor
August 2, 2011
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NASA Solicitation:  RFI for Design Assembly Test and Manufacturing of Pico or Nanosatellites

Synopsis – Jul 27, 2011

RFI Description Document – Posted on Jul 27, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNA11SWARMSAT-L
Posted Date: Jul 27, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 27, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 15, 2011
Current Response Date: Aug 15, 2011
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 334220 – Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) is hereby soliciting information about potential sources for the design, assembly, test and manufacture of pico- or nanosatellites.

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 future solicitation or synopsis.

The document attached to this notice describes the information sought by NASA in more detail. The document may also be accessed at: – Reference number “NNA11SWARMSAT-L”.

Vendors having the capabilities necessary to meet or exceed the stated requirements are invited to submit appropriate documentation, literature, brochures, and references.

Responses must include the following: 1) Company name, address, point of contact, phone number, fax, e-mail, and website (if applicable), number of years in business; affiliate information: parent company, joint venture partners, potential teaming partners, prime contractor (if potential sub) or subcontractors (if potential prime); list of significant, relevant customers covering the past five years (briefly describe relevant work performed, contract numbers, point of contact phone number, fax, email, contract type, dollar value of each procurement).

2) Indicate whether your company is a Large business, Small business, Small Disadvantaged Business, 8(a)set-aside small business, HUBZone small business, Woman-owned small business, Veteran-owned small business, HBCU/MI, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned small business for relevant NAICS codes. This synopsis is for information and planning purposes only, subject to FAR Provision 52.215-3 entitled, “Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes.” It does not constitute a Request for Proposal, and it is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to enter into a contract, nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response to this request. 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.

Any future solicitation and any documents related to a future procurement, if applicable, 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/ARC Business Opportunities home page is 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.

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

Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at 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

Name: Rachel Khattab
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-5237
Fax: 650-604-3020

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