Status Report

Presolicitation Notice Space Shuttle Landing and Research Aircraft Support Services

By SpaceRef Editor
January 8, 2003
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: RFP4-03001-JEK
  • Posted Date: Jan 08, 2003
  • Original Response Date:
  • Original Archive Date: Jan 08, 2004
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: M — Operation of Government-owned facilities

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center, Code A, P.O. Box 273, Edwards, CA 93523-0273


NASA/DFRC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Space Shuttle Landing and Research Aircraft Support Services. This notice is being issued as a pre-solicitation notification prior to the issuance of the actual RFP.

The required services will include provisions for all Management, Administrative, Engineering, Operations, Safety, Technical, and Quality Personnel required to provide operations and maintenance of various NASA Dryden Space Shuttle ground support facilities, Space Shuttle landing aids, communications and video networks. The potential source will provide for the coordination of various Space Shuttle related mission support requirements including operation of the Payloads Processing facility, selected Space Shuttle training as well as the programming and maintenance of Space Shuttle specific security entrance gates.

The potential source will also provide for the operation and maintenance of Dryden’s Aeronautical Energy Systems Laboratory, Dryden’s Aircraft Flight Test Equipment Metrology System, and selected Aircraft Technical Training. All work is currently being accomplished within Government provided facilities at the Dryden Flight Research Center and Edwards Air Force Base Flight Test Complex, located at Edwards California. No solicitation exists at this time; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. When the solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offerors responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of the solicitation.

It is anticipated that a draft solicitation will be posted on or before mid February 2003. The NAICS Code is for this procurement is 541330 and the Size Standard is $20M. Based upon the previous Market Research conducted for this procurement, and a Small Business Review of the respondents to the Sources Sought Synopsis, all qualified responsible business sources (both large and small) will be allowed to submit offers upon release of the RFP.

The DPAS rating for this procurement will be DO-C9. Technical questions should be directed to: Mr. Joe D’Agostino 661-276-3425. Procurement related questions should be directed to: Mr. Jim E. Kitahara 661-276-5337.

Original Point of Contact

Jim E. Kitahara, Contracting Officer, Phone (661) 276-5337, Fax (661) 276-2904, Email

Email your questions to Jim E. Kitahara at

SpaceRef staff editor.