Status Report

Operation and Maintenance of the National Scientific Balloon Facility and Engineering Support for the Balloon Program

By SpaceRef Editor
July 13, 2011
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Synopsis – Jul 11, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: 4200398723
Posted Date: Jul 11, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 11, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Jul 26, 2011
Current Response Date: Jul 26, 2011
Classification Code: M — Operation of Government-owned facilities
NAICS Code: 561210 – Facilities Support Services

Contracting Office Address

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


THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS ONLY. NASA/GSFC/Wallops Flight Facility is hereby soliciting information about potential sources capable of performing the operation and maintenance of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) and engineering services to support the NASA Balloon Program. CSBF is a Government-owned facility located in Palestine, Texas, with permanent ballon staging facility at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The Contractor will be required to provide facility operation and maintenance for the CSBF, operational balloon flight support including launching, tracking, and recovery of scientific balloons and payloads, and engineering services for operational support, quality control, and balloon research and development, located at the CSBF, Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) located at Wallops Island VA and at the Contractor’s facility.

It is anticipated that performance will be for a minimum of five years and a maximum of ten years commencing on March 1, 2013. NASA anticipates the award of a performance based contract for these services.

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.

Interested offerors/vendors having the required specialized capabilities to meet the above requirement should submit a capability statement of ten (10) pages or less indicating the ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein. 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; whether they are large, or any category of small business*, 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).

*NASA is seeking capabilities from all categories of SB for the purpose of determining the appropriate level of competition and/or SB subcontracting goals for this requirement.”

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 no later than July 26, 2011. Please reference 4200398723 in any response. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

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

Name: Cheryl W Johnson
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 757-824-1607
Fax: 757-824-1974

SpaceRef staff editor.