Status Report

NASA Space Launch System Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and or Risk Reduction

By SpaceRef Editor
January 24, 2012
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NASA Space Launch System Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and or Risk Reduction

Synopsis – Jan 19, 2012
General Information
Solicitation Number: SLS-ABEDRR-NNM12ZPS001N
Posted Date: Jan 19, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 19, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) intends to issue a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) on or about February 9, 2012, entitled “Space Launch System Advanced Booster Engineering Demonstration and/or Risk Reduction.” The NRA will be in support of the Space Launch System Program and will solicit applied research proposals which will offer solutions to meeting the Advanced Booster goal of reducing risk in the areas of affordability, performance, and reliability. It is anticipated offers will be due 60 days after solicitation issuance. Offeror’s should refer to the NRA for the proposal due date.

Multiple awards are anticipated considering the merits of the submitted proposals in relationship to the evaluation criteria; however, NASA reserves the right to make no award or only one award. Multiple awards to a single awardee may be captured via separate contract line items or separate contracts. The total funding anticipated being available and split among awards made against this NRA is $200,000,000; the amount allocated to any award is dependent upon individual Offeror’s proposed engineering demonstration and/or risk reduction effort. It is anticipated that the period of performance for any contracts awarded as a result of this NRA is not expected to exceed 30 months and will have an effective date of October 1, 2012.

Participation in this program is open to all categories of U.S. organizations, including educational institutions, industry, and nonprofit institutions. Other Government agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and NASA Centers or their employees may not propose to this NRA except as permissible as a supplier, consultant, or subcontractor through separate contract vehicles such as Space Act Agreements. In addition, NASA employees are not permitted to be key personnel on these proposals. For purposes of this NRA, participation by non-U.S. organizations and Foreign Governments is limited to the direct purchase of supplies and/or services, which do not constitute research except as allowed by NASA FAR Supplement 1852.235-72.

The Offeror is hereby informed that technical engineering demonstration and/or risk reduction areas covered by this NRA requires access to technical data, the export of which is controlled under the Export Control Act, Title 50, United States Code App. 2401-20, the Arms Export Control Act, Title 22, United States Code 2751 – 2794, or both. Access to Export Control data is delineated in the NRA. No award will be made to any Offeror unless the NASA Contracting Officer is satisfied that performance of the awarded effort will not involve an illegal export of technical data under either statute. All presentations, charts, publications, journals, or other data which may fall under the Export Control Act or limited exclusive rights of data, shall be submitted to the MSFC Intellectual Property Officer or Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for subsequent approval.

Offerors are not required to submit a Notice of Intent for this NRA.

This NRA will include goals for small business concerns across the full spectrum of socio-economic concerns.

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 .

It is the Offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Additionally, an Offeror is responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).

All questions must be submitted in writing via email.

Point of Contact

Name: Kathy Cooper
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 256-544-8753
Fax: 256-544-4400

Name: Kellie D. Craig
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 256-544-5906
Fax: 256-544-6062

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