NASA JSC Solicitation: Request for Information on Human Rated Centrifuge Capabilities


REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON HUMAN RATED CENTRIFUGE CAPABILITIES

Modification - Jun 30, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09ZBT177L
Posted Date: Jun 30, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 30, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 07, 2009
Current Response Date: Aug 07, 2009
Classification Code: B -- Special studies and analysis - not R and D
NAICS Code: 927110 - Space Research and Technology

Contracting Office Address

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

Description

This is modification 1 to the synopsis entitled REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON HUMAN RATED CENTRIFUGE CAPABILITIES, SOLICITATION NO. NNJ09ZBT177L which was posted on 29 June 2009. You are notified that the following changes are made: This Request for information is hereby cancelled in its entirety.
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 http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=73

Offerors are responsible for monitoring this site for the release of the solicitation and any amendments. Potential offerors are responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).

Point of Contact

Name: Steven D. Fletcher
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-5401
Fax: 281-483-0503
Email: steven.d.fletcher@nasa.gov

Synopsis - Jun 29, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ09ZBT177L
Posted Date: Jun 29, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 29, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 07, 2009
Current Response Date: Aug 07, 2009
Classification Code: B -- Special studies and analysis - not R and D
NAICS Code: 927110 - Space Research and Technology

Contracting Office Address

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

Description

NASA/JSC is hereby soliciting information about potential sources for use of human rated centrifuges that can simulate the Orion spacecraft ascent and entry accelertation environment.

Specific information solicited is:

The accelerations levels that can be achieved and sustained.

The change in acceleration levels (jerk) or the rate of acceleration onset that can be achieved.

The ability to produce or accommodate vibrations during the runs including magnitude and frequency limitations. This may include a vibration spectrum that the facility is capable of producing; as well as, the vibrations that could be accommodated if the NASA provided seat system were to generate vibrations.

The method or methods of controlling the acceleration. Is it a preprogram acceleration profile? Can the acceleration be adjusted in real time? Can it be adjusted by the subject in the cab?

The ability to accommodate NASA provided Orion display and control mockups or simulations including volume available, weight limitations and power.

The number of subjects that can be simultaneously accommodated in shirtsleeves or in NASA provide suits.

The ability to accommodate subjects in NASA provided suits with breathing air and cooling water.

The ability to accommodate NASA provided seat or seats for suited runs.

The ability to obtain and record data including the subject physiological data, acceleration levels, audio and video of the subject including the field of view available of the subject and displays and controls.

In the event that a solicitation is issued and awarded, the expected period of performance would be 8/10 through 11/10.

No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

Interested offerors/vendors having the required specialized capabilities to meet the above requirement should submit a capability statement of 12 pages or less indicating the ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein.

Please advise if the requirement is considered to be a commercial or commercial-type product. A commercial item is defined in FAR 2.101.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement.

The Government reserves the right to consider a small business or 8(a) set-aside based on responses hereto. All responses shall be submitted to Steven D. Fletcher no later than 08/07/2009. Please reference NNJ09ZBT177L in any response. Brian Todd provides a secondary and technical point of contact for this market research at (281) 483-0762.

Point of Contact

Name: Steven D. Fletcher
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-5401
Fax: 281-483-0503
Email: steven.d.fletcher@nasa.gov

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