Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Scientific Payload for Multipoint Space Physics Measurements: Nansoat Cubesat

By SpaceRef Editor
March 8, 2012
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Synopsis – Mar 08, 2012

Draft Document – Posted on Mar 08, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNA12426727R
Posted Date: Mar 08, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 08, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Apr 23, 2012
Current Response Date: Apr 23, 2012
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 334220

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001


NASA/ARC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a minimum of 14 units, with options for up to 6 additional units, for a maximum of 20, identical flight-qualified payload instrument packages. These packages must be designed to interface with the Government-furnished EtherSat bus for the purpose of demonstrating distributed multipoint space physics measurements hosted by the Ethersat constellation. A provision of 25% spare parts/units (detailed in Delivery section of the draft Statement of Work) is additionally to be provided. One “engineering development unit”(EDU) (for evaluation purposes) is also to be delivered, near mid-term. The period of performance is to be less than 7 months total duration, with delivery required in November 2012 to meet NASA’s satellite integration schedule. The provider will also propose to deliver up to 120 hours of technical support. Support to be proposed by contractor may include: NASA training, test support, and operations support after package delivery. NASA’s budget for this effort is not expected to exceed $500,000.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about March 23, 2012 with an anticipated offer due date of on or about April 23, 2012.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman is Deborah L. Feng, NASA-Ames Research Center, Mail Code: 200-9, Moffett Field, CA 95035-0001, (Phone) 650-604-0256, (Fax) 650 604-0031.

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement 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 Business Opportunities home page is

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. 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).

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing – e-mail is preferred. Please direct questions to Marla Lefevre –

Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at

Point of Contact

Name: Marla P Lefevre
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 650-604-5775
Fax: 650-604-4646

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

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