Development Of A Horizontal Take-Off & Landing Rocket-Based Combined Cycle (Rbcc) Single Stage To Orbit Vehicle Concept

Press Release From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2001

NOTICE TYPE: Solicitation


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

ZIP CODE: 35812



CONTACT: POC Teresa A. Foley, Contracting Officer, Phone (256) 544- 0335, Fax (256) 544-2812, Email -- George E. Pendley, Contracting Officer, Phone (256) 544-2949, Fax (256) 544- 2812, Email

NOTICE TEXT: NASA/MSFC plans to issue a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the Development of a Horizontal Take-Off and Landing (HTHL) Rocket-Based Combined Cycle (RBCC) Single Stage-to-Orbit (SSTO) Vehicle Concept. This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). NASA/MSFC intends to purchase the items from Space Works Engineering, Inc., 170 Park Creek Drive, Alpharetta, GA. This sole source is recommended pursuant to FAR 13.106-1(b). The contractor shall provide multi-disciplinary technical services in support of an HTHL RBCC SSTO in-house conceptual design. Required disciplinary support includes trajectory, aerodynamic, propulsion, and aerothermal analysis, as well as, thermal protection system sizing, operations analysis and economic analysis. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. 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 21, 2001. 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. An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note "B". Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL: nasanote.html

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-- Teresa A. Foley

RECEIVED: (D-065 SN50F4A1)

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