Synopsis - Jan 30, 2012
Solicitation Number: NNJ12394192R
Posted Date: Jan 30, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 30, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Feb 13, 2012
Current Response Date: Feb 13, 2012
Classification Code: B -- Special studies and analysis - not R and D
NAICS Code: 541511
Contracting Office Address
NASA - White Sands Test Facility, P.O. Box 20, Las Cruces, NM 88004-0020
NASA/JSC has a requirement for the continued design, analysis, and lab support for the International Space Station (ISS) and the Exploration programs. These programs still require the utilization of the unique and proprietary engineering tools and data previously developed by the incumbent. The support is divided into two major categories: (1) Space Integrated Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (SIGI) and (2) Avionics Lab and Hardware Support.
NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from Honeywell International Inc. by authority of FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Honeywell is the original source for engineering development of the Valfac Test Bench (VTB), Orion Vehicle Management Computer (VMC), and associated VMC simulation software, which makes them uniquely qualified to analyze issues and deliver solutions when anomalies occur with this hardware and their associated systems. Proprietary software exists in the VMC hardware components as well as associated simulations. Honeywell is the only vendor capable of maintaining and modifying this software that is critical to the Orion/MPCV program, and any delay would result in an unacceptable delay in fulfilling the agency's requirements for the ISS and Orion/MPCV programs.
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 February 13, 2012. 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 not 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
Name: Brandon L. Sivage
Title: Contract Specialist
Name: Irene M. Garcia
Title: Contracting Officer