NASA Solicitation: Airship Flight Services for NASA Ames Research Center

Status Report From: Ames Research Center
Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

image Synopsis - Mar 29, 2012

General Information
Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNA12AIRVEN
Posted Date: Mar 29, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 29, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Apr 09, 2012
Current Response Date: Apr 09, 2012
Classification Code: V -- Transportation, travel, and relocation services
NAICS Code: 481219
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001


NASA/ARC has a requirement for Airship Flight Services to Support Research Project.

NASA/ARC intends to purchase the flight services from Airship Ventures, Inc. of Mountain View, CA to fly its Zeppelin NT107 Airship in support of research. The airship has specific maneuvering, acceleration, and hovering capabilities unavailable through other aircraft and airship companies. The services will also require the installation of research equipment onto the airship, and contractor-support during flights.

The Government intends 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 9 April 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.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Point of Contact

Name: Elizabeth A Baierl
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 650-604-5082
Fax: 650-604-0932

Name: Manuel Herrada
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-1192
Fax: 650-604-0932

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