Status Report

NASA Sources Sought Notice: Operation of the Ames Research Center Animal Care Facility

By SpaceRef Editor
March 16, 2005
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General Information

Document Type: Sources Sought Notice
Solicitation Number: 4200094323
Posted Date: Mar 15, 2005
Original Response Date: Mar 29, 2005
Current Response Date: Mar 29, 2005
Original Archive Date: Mar 15, 2006
Current Archive Date: Mar 15, 2006
Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and management support services
Naics Code: 541940 — Veterinary Services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/ARC is hereby soliciting information from potential sources for operation of the Ames Research Center Animal Care Facility (ACF), and animal care services.     The ACF consists of approximately 25,000 square feet of animal holding space comprising about 45 rooms. In addition, approximately 8,000 square feet of ancillary rooms are available. Respondents must be capable of providing the following services: Animal husbandry and maintenance including cage, equipment and environmental, cleaning and sanitation; maintaining the various records relevant to all aspects of animal care; transportation of animals; medical care of animals; surgical services; clinical testing; post-mortem examinations; assistance in the procurement of animals and supplies. The facility is accredited by the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). The species accommodated include non-human primates, rats, mice, rabbits, frogs, and fish. Other species may be present occasionally, and in small numbers. The ACF is in operation seven days a week, including holidays.    

It is anticipated that the period of performance would not exceed five years.       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. NASA-ARC is requesting information from all qualified firms including large, small, small Disadvantaged, 8(a), HUBZone, Service Disabled Veterans, and/or Woman-Owned.      

Responses must include the following:     name and address of firm, size of business; average annual revenue for past 3 years and number of employees; ownership; 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 customers covering the past five years (highlight relevant work performed, contract numbers, contract type, dollar value of each procurement; and point of contact – address and phone number).      

Please advise if the requirement is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type product.    

A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101. This synopsis is for information and 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.      

The Government reserves the right to consider a small business or 8(a) set-aside based on responses hereto.    

All responses shall be submitted to Acquisition Division, Center of Operations, ATTN: Lana Jones Clemon, M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA     94035-1000 no later than March 29, 2005.     Please reference 4200094323 in any response.     Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Lana J. Clemon, Contracting Officer, Phone (650) 604-5830, Fax (650) 604-0912, Email – Jeffrey S. Brown, Contracting Officer, Phone (650) 604-4696, Fax (650) 604-0912, Email

Email your questions to Lana J. Clemon at

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