NASA JSC Solicitation: Altair Conceptual Design Contract

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Synopsis - Nov 25, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09BT112R
Posted Date: Nov 25, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Nov 25, 2008
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: 18 -- Space vehicles
NAICS Code: 336414 - Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BT


NASA/JSC plans to issue a draft request for proposal for the Altair Conceptual Design Contract.

The Altair Project Office is looking to build on the knowledge gained through the Broad Area Announcement (BAA) Lunar Lander Study Contracts. The goal of the BAA Lunar Lander Study Contracts was to obtain industry input on the government’s study philosophy, establish a study team capable of working together toward a common government led design, and develop alternative design concepts from a single set of requirements.

In support of the Altair project, this contract shall provide the necessary resources to conduct NASA directed engineering tasks in support of evaluating vehicle conceptual designs, maturing the vehicle design, and developing the necessary products for System Requirements Review (SRR) and System Design Review (SDR). Tasks include the definition, analysis, assessment, engineering study and documentation of operations concepts, technical and programmatic requirements and processes, and system implementations in support of NASA-led activities. The results of these tasks will be provided to the Government for their consideration and all decision-making for establishing the Project requirements, concepts, processes, and implementation is solely the responsibility of the Government. These tasks will require working with the Constellation Program and Project Offices, other NASA Centers, and other contractor organizations.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 336414 and 1,000, respectively.

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

The anticipated release date of the DRFP is on or about December 16, 2008 with an anticipated Request for Proposal on or about January 23, 2009 with offer due date of on or about February 20, 2009.

An ombudsman has been appointed -- See NASA Specific Note "B".

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/JSC Business Opportunities home page is

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

All contractual technical questions must be submitted in writing (e-mail or fax). Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Point of Contact

Name: Timothy A. Boyes
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-1838
Fax: 281-483-0503

Name: Keith D. Hutto
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-4165
Fax: 281-483-0503

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