NASA Presolicitation Notice: Design and Fabrication of Wind Tunnel Models

Status Report From: Glenn Research Center
Posted: Friday, January 7, 2005

General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: 94238
Posted Date: Jan 06, 2005
Original Response Date: Jan 20, 2005
Current Response Date: Jan 20, 2005
Original Archive Date: Jan 06, 2006
Current Archive Date: Jan 06, 2006
Classification Code: A -- Research & Development
Naics Code: 541710 -- Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


NASA/GRC intends to award a contract as a result of receiving an unsolicited proposal for the design and fabrication of full-scale wind tunnel models in support of simulation methods for iced-aircraft research. NASA/GRC intends to purchase the items from The University of Illinois, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1) Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirement.    

The University of Illinois is uniquely qualified to design the models as they have extensive experience in the design and development of wind tunnel models and testing methods, and have collaborated with NASA on many icing tunnel and aerodynamic tunnel test programs.    

In addition, they are currently performing research under an existing cooperative agreement for iced-aircraft research. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.      

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 Thursday, January 20, 2005.      

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 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 may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Heidi D. Shaw, Contract Specialist, Phone (216) 433-5346, Fax (216) 433-2480, Email

Email your questions to Heidi D. Shaw at

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