Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Venus High Temperature Seismometer

By SpaceRef Editor
September 19, 2010
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Synopsis – Sep 13, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNC10354266Q
Posted Date: Sep 13, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 13, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Sep 20, 2010
Current Response Date: Sep 20, 2010
Classification Code: 66 — Instruments and laboratory equipment
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


NASA/GRC has a requirement for 1 JOB to design, fabricate, and test small-scale mass-and-spring assembly used with an Inprox Technology Corp (ITC) variable reactance transducer. This is a follow on purchase order to a previous award. The design of the variable reactance transducer and high temperate spring and mass materials will provide operation at 500 degree C for approaching the 0.3 mHz to 1 Hz seismic frequency spectrum. NASA/GRC intends to purchase the items from Inprox Technology Corporation. PER FAR 13.106-1(b)(1) the only source that has technology able to operate up to 650 degrees C and has the only available source for the necessary sensor technology. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on Monday, 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 Kirk D. Seablom. He can be reached by phone at 216-433-5593, via fax at: 216-433-8000 or Email at:

Point of Contact

Name: Richard W Amiot
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 216-433-6836
Fax: 216-433-5489

Name: Amparo M Gil
Title: Student Trainee
Phone: 216-433-2296
Fax: 216-433-2480

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