Status Report

NASA WFF Solicitation: Sounding Rocket Operations Request for Informa

By SpaceRef Editor
July 28, 2008
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Synopsis – Jul 25, 2008


Document – Posted on Jul 25, 2008
General Information
Solicitation Number: NNG08231373J–RFI
Posted Date: Jul 25, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 25, 2008
Original Response Date: Aug 11, 2008
Current Response Date: Aug 11, 2008
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541330 – Engineering Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility, Code 210.W, Wallops Island, VA 23337


This notice is issued by the NASA/GSFC Wallops Flight Facility to post a Request for Information (RFI) including a Statement of Work to solicit responses from interested parties. This document is posted for Government information and planning purposes only and to allow industry the opportunity to verify reasonableness, understanding and feasibility of the requirement. Additionally, the incentive fee structure for this effort is included for comment on effectiveness and efficiency of incentivizing the selected contractor. For clarity purposes, the Contract Deliverables are also included for response. NOTE: Please ignore the highlighted areas in the Statement of Work as they will be clarified in the DRAFT RFP. Questions will NOT be addressed in any formal manner. They will be assessed by the Government and considered along with all other comments.

NASA intends to use the comments from this RFI to aid in making the final decisions regarding the statement of work and the incentive fee structure. The objectives of the RFI are: to provide industry with preliminary information regarding this potential acquisition, invite offerors to submit comments and questions regrading the technical approach and fee structure. Additionally contractors are encouraged to submit suggestions and innovative ideas available to improve the technical approach and the fee structure available for the Government to use and incorporate in the subsequent contract taking advantage of technical developments evolving in industry today. This preliminary information is being made available for planning purposes only. It does not constitute a Request for Proposal, Invitation for Bid, or Request for Quotation, and it is NOT to be construed as a commitment by the Government to enter into a contract, nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response to this request. This procurement is subject to review or cancellation at any time. This notice constitutes all information concerning the NASA Sounding Rocket Program Operations that will be furnished at this time.

Responses to this RFI are requested by August 11, 2008.

Interested firms are requested to submit their statements, as well as any comments, suggestions or questions on these documents to: NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Attention: Pamela J. Taylor, Mail Code 210.W, Building E-105, Wallops Island, Virginia 23337.

Responses may be sent via electronic mail to: or

This RFI is not to be constured as a commitment by the Government, not will the Government pay for the information submitted in response. Respondents WILL NOT be notified of the results, of the receipt of their responses, nor will any questions be answered in any form, written or verbal.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are _541330 and _$25M_, respectively.

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

The anticipated release date of the DRAFT RFP is on or about September 4, 2008.

An ombudsman has been appointed — See NASA Specific Note “B”.

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/GSFC 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). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Pamela J Taylor
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 757-824-1068
Fax: 757-824-1974

Name: Mickey Merritt
Title: Contract Officer
Phone: 757-824-1592
Fax: 757-824-1974

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