Status Report

NASA Synopsis: International Space Station Payloads Hardware and Engineering Support Services

By SpaceRef Editor
March 17, 2014
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Synopsis – Mar 06, 2014

General Information

  Solicitation Number: NNJ14ZBG006L

  Posted Date: Mar 06, 2014

  FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 06, 2014

  Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

  Original Response Date: Mar 05, 2014

  Current Response Date: Mar 13, 2014

  Classification Code: 18 — Space vehicles

  NAICS Code: 336419

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BG


NASA/JSC has a requirement to procure critical hardware and engineering services associated with sustaining and/or processing changes to the requirements baseline, functionality, or resolution of hardware issues for European Space Agency (ESA) provided payloads facilities such as the Minus Eighty Laboratory Freezers for the International Space Station (MELFI) and the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG). Specific functions required to perform this requirement include but are not limited to the following:

* Logistics and maintenance support;

* Engineering support for anomaly investigations and failure identification;

* Technical support for failed subassemblies;

* Provision of ESA payload facilities’ spares;

* And other required services necessary to for the sustainment of ESA-provided payload facilities

NASA/JSC intends to contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), a foreign space agency, on a sole source basis. No other contractor has the capability to provide the support needed as ESA. Under ESA’s current contractual arrangement, ESA and its subcontractors, maintain all proprietary data, drawings and engineering knowledge as designers and providers. The maximum time these requirements are anticipated to be necessary is for the life of the International Space Station (currently December 2024) and may be procured using multiple contract actions between NASA and ESA.

The Government intends to meet this requirement 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 March 13, 2014. 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 Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

  Name: Lara N. Procknow

  Title: Contracting Officer

  Phone: 281-483-0155

  Fax: 281-244-2370


  Name: Javier D. Pinkney

  Title: Contract Specialist

  Phone: 281-244-8557

  Fax: 281-244-2370




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