CBD: NASA: Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory/Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (NBL/SVMF)

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2001

[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on December 5, 2001]
[Printed Issue Date: December 7, 2001]
From the Commerce Business Daily Online via GPO Access

CLASSCOD: 99--Miscellaneous
OFFADD: NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH
SOL 9-BH13-46-01-26P
POC Keith D. Hutto, Contracting Officer, Phone (281) 483-4165, Fax (281) 244-5337, Email

DESC: NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to operate, maintain, and provide sustaining engineering for the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory/Space Vehicle Mockup facility (NBL/SVMF). The scope and purpose of this contract will cover services necessary to administer, manage, and provide all aspects of operations, test integration, system maintenance, and mockup maintenance for the NBL and the SVMF. The NBL and SVMF provide facilities capable of supporting training for Astronauts and Cosmonauts. The NBL conducts EVA training using underwater mockups and pressurized suits to simulate neutral buoyancy. The SVMF uses scale mockups for space flight training.

The period of performance will be 2 years with 3- one-year options. NASA intends to release a draft RFP for industry comment before release of a final RFP. A pre-proposal conference is planned after the release of the final RFP. All interested parties shall notify the point of contact of the RFP to request inclusion into pre-proposal activities. The schedule and other details of the pre-proposal will be identified in the RFP. The provisions and clauses in the RFP are those in effect through FAC 97-27.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 611512 and $18.5M, respectively. The DPAS rating for this procurement is DO-C9. The anticipated release date of a Draft RFP for industry comment will be about 1/15/02 with release of the final RFP 9-BH13-46-01-26P on or about 2/15/02 with an anticipated proposal due date of on or about 4/1/02. All qualified responsible sources may submit a proposal that shall be considered by the agency. An ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note "B".

The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will be in Microsoft Office 97 format and 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 page is Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:

LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice
EMAILDESC: Keith D. Hutto CITE: (D-339 SN5144E2)

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