Status Report

Point Defect Distribution of Crystals Grown on Earth and in Low Gravity Environment

By SpaceRef Editor
February 24, 2015
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Feb 18, 2015


General Information

  Solicitation Number: NNM15540345Q

  Posted Date: Feb 18, 2015

  FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 18, 2015

  Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

  Original Response Date: Feb 20, 2015

  Current Response Date: Feb 25, 2015

  Classification Code: A — Research and Development

  NAICS Code: 611310

  Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business



Contracting Office Address


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






This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the Study of Point Defect Distribution of Crystals Grown on Earth and in Low-Gravity Environments. National Aeronautics and Space Administration /Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA/MSFC) has an upcoming materials science flight experiment “Crystal Growth of Ternary Compound Semiconductors in Low Gravity” on the International Space Station. One important measurement, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, is needed to study the effects of low gravity by analyzing and comparing the crystals grown on Earth and in low gravity environment. NASA/MSFC will provide approximately 15 to 20 semiconductor samples to the offeror to study the point defect distribution of the crystals grown on Earth and in low-gravity environment. The vendor shall: • Prepare the samples provided by MSFC for investigation and conduct the measurements of photoluminescence (PL) spectra, using an excited energy above the bandgap energy of the samples, with temperatures ranged from 5K to room temperature. • For specific samples, the investigation will be performed by mapping the PL measurements across the sample surface, using x-y stage, with spatial resolution of no larger than 50 micron. • The recorded data of each measured spectrum will be delivered to NASA/MSFC. • Complementary characterization techniques, such as high resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Energy Dispersive of X-ray (EDX), Wavelength Dispersive of X-Ray (WDX), and Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS) will be carried out to corroborate the PL results. • Semi-annual reports summarizing the results of the analyses will be generated, as well as periodic discussions with MSFC to correlate the point defect distribution with growth information to enhance understanding of defect generation processes.


The provisions and clauses in the RFQ are those in effect through FAC 2005-78.


This procurement is a total small business set-aside.


The NAICS Code for this procurement is 611310 respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement.


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


Delivery to MSFC is to be determined (TBD). Delivery shall be FOB Destination.


Offers for the items(s) described above are due by 02/27/2015 by 4:00 pm CST to Sonja D. White at and must include, solicitation number, FOB destination to this Center, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration (if applicable), taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offers may be submitted using your standard company policy.


Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (APR 2014), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference.


If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled “Buy American Act — Supplies,” the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin.


FAR 52.212-4 (DEC 2014), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable.


FAR 52.212-5 (DEC 2014), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: See Attached Terms & Conditions.


The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL:


The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL:


All contractual and technical questions must be in writing (e-mail or fax) to Sonja D. White not later than 02/27/2015 by 4:00pm CST. Telephone questions will not be accepted.


Selection and award will be made to the lowest priced, technically acceptable offeror. Technical acceptability will be determined by review of information submitted by the offeror which must provide a description in sufficient detail to show that the product offered meets the Government’s requirement.


All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. However, any award from this RFQ will require the potential vendor to be certified within the System for Awards Management (SAM) Database prior to award.


NASA Clause 1852.215-84 (NOV 2011), Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .


It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any).


Point of Contact

  Name: Sonja D. White

  Title: Contract Specialist

  Phone: 256-544-1754

  Fax: 256-961-9604



  Name: Artra C House

  Title: Contracting Officer

  Phone: 256-544-3507

  Fax: 256-544-6560



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