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Recovery Act: United States On-orbit Segment Phase II Development of International Space Station Common Docking Adapter

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

image Award - Oct 06, 2009

General Information

NAIS Posted Date: Oct 06, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 06, 2009
Noncompetitive Action: Yes
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: Yes
Contract Award Date: Sep 24, 2009
Contract Award Number: NAS15-10000
Solicitation Number: na
Award Modification Number: 1602
Award Modification Amount: 15000000
Contract Line Item Number: 3
Contractor: The Boeing Company, 13100 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX 77059-3556
Classification Code: R -- Professional, administrative, and mgmt support services
NAICS Code: 336414 - Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

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

Description

NASA-Johnson Space Center awarded Modification 1602 of Contract NAS15-10000 to The Boeing Company for Phase II development of the International Space Station (ISS) Common Docking Adapter (CDA) for the United States On-orbit Segment (USOS). This modification, valued at $15,000,000, applies funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to CDA assembly, which includes three major components: (1) Common Passive Docking Interface (CPDI), (2) Tunnel, and (3) Passive Common Berthing Mechanism. A CPDI shall be compatible with docking interfaces of Constellation Program Orion and European Space Agency Advanced Re-entry Vehicle visiting vehicles being developed for docking to the USOS.

This effort was noncompetitively awarded to The Boeing Company under the NAS15-10000 contract. The Boeing Company is uniquely qualified to perform the Phase II development of the ISS CDA based on the unique expertise they possess as a result of having solely developed and integrated the ISS. Furthermore, for the work required and given the time constraints imposed, the existing NAS15-10000 is the most appropriate contractual vehicle for the preservation of jobs using Recovery Act funds.

This modification was issued using the same cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) contract arrangement that was established from the original contract award. A CPAF arrangement is appropriate due to uncertainties involved in performance of this effort that do not permit costs to be estimated with sufficient accuracy for the use of a fixed-price contractual vehicle.

Point of Contact

Name: Sheela Logan
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-4214
Fax: 281-244-2370
Email: sheela.logan@nasa.gov

Name: Carol S. Neeley
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-8568
Fax: 281-244-7563
Email: carol.neeley-1@nasa.gov

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