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NASA LaRC Solicitation: Study of Deployable Secondary Structures for Expendable Volumes

Status Report From: Langley Research Center
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

image Synopsis/Solicitation Combo - Apr 27, 2010
On-Line RFQ - Posted on Apr 27, 2010
NNL10335361Q-Additional Information - Posted on Apr 27, 2010
General Information

Solicitation Number: NNL10335361Q
Posted Date: Apr 27, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Apr 27, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: May 11, 2010
Current Response Date: May 11, 2010
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541330 - Engineering Services

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 144, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001

Description

NASA LaRC is seeking an industry partner to study the integration, deployment and packaging of secondary structures within inflation deployed volumes.

Please see the attached, "Deployable Secondary Structures for Expandable Volumes: SOW" for more information.

This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, which is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ); quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Offerors are required to use the On-Line RFQ system to submit their quote. The On-line RFQ system is linked above or it may be accessed at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=C&pin= . The information required by FAR Subpart 12.6 is included in the on-line RFQ.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12 and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures set forth in FAR Part 13.

Questions regarding this acquisition must be submitted in writing (e-mail is preferred) no later than May 7,2010. It is the quoter's responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any). Potential quoters will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this notice, the on-line RFQ and amendments (if any).

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

Point of Contact

Name: Vanessa Rolf
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 757-864-3346
Fax: 757-864-9774
Email: vanessa.m.rolf@nasa.gov

Deployable Secondary Structures for Expandable Volumes

STATEMENT OF WORK

1.0 General Description

NASA LaRC is seeking an industry partner to study the integration, deployment and packaging of secondary structures within inflation deployed volumes. Secondary structures include any structure that is deployed during or after expansion of the primary volume, such as the floor and work surfaces, but which do not contain pressure loads.

2.0 Scope of Work

The contractor will explore innovative approaches to deploying secondary structures and perform a conceptual design study of a deployable floor for the habitat demonstrator illustrated in the appendix. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop a system applicable to future habitation modules deployed on the lunar surface or in space. Specifically, the contractor shall design a system to provide a floor system spanning 236 inches supporting a dead load of 7 lbs/sq ft and a live load of 5 lbs/sq ft with a deflection limit of L/300. The preliminary report and final report shall include detail material properties and limiting stresses, as well as analysis approach used. Deliverables will include a preliminary and final report detailing the design approach, selected materials and their properties, analyses performed and analyses results. A “rough order of magnitude” (ROM) cost estimate for a demonstrator of the technology shall also be provided.

3.0 Task Requirements

3.1 The Contractor shall participate in a meeting to precisely define system requirements following contract award.
3.2 The Contractor shall provide monthly status briefings on progress.
3.3 The Contractor shall provide a preliminary report at the end of 5 months.
3.4 The Contractor shall provide a final report at the end of 6 months.
3.5 The Contractor shall provide a ROM cost estimate for a technology demonstrator at the end of 6 months.

4.0 Schedule of Deliverables

SOW Paragraph DELIVERABLE Format DATE

3.1 Design Meeting MS Word / Excel / PowerPoint / PDF via E-mail & telecon. 2 weeks after start
3.2 Status Teleconferences MS Word / Excel / PowerPoint / PDF via E-mail & telecon. monthly after start
3.3 Preliminary Report MS Word / Excel / PowerPoint / PDF via E-mail 5 months after start
3.4 Final Report MS Word Doc via E-mail 6 months after start
3.5 Cost Estimate for Technology
Demonstrator MS Word Doc via E-mail 6 months after start


Deliverables listed above shall be submitted to the NASA Technical POC: Contact to be furnished

5.0 Period of Performance: Six months from date of award.




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