CBD: NASA: Launch Support for the GOES-N Mission

Status Report From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2001

[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on December 7, 2001]
[Printed Issue Date: December 11, 2001]
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CLASSCOD: 99--Miscellaneous
OFFADD: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 216, Greenbelt, MD 20771
DUE 122801
POC Veronica C. Stubbs, Contract Specialist, Phone (301)286-8386, Fax (301)286-1773, Email

DESC: NASA/GSFC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP)5-52952 for tracking services in support of the GOES-N mission from the pre-launch phase through the initial part of the launch and orbit phase of the mission. NASA/GSFC intends to enter into a contract with European Space Agency/European Space Operations Center (ESA/ESOC) for the provision of the tracking services by means of the Perth, Australia tracking station. The Perth station is in view of the GOES-N spacecraft trajectory, and will cover tracking in this remote location where no other viable resource is available. Provision of coverage to launch vehicle or spacecraft targets is dependent on the ground track they project onto the earth's surface. Consequently, specific tracing locations are required. Date of launch and trajectory dictate the support requirements. The GOES-N mission requires coverage from Western Australia since the spacecraft separation occurs near this coverage area. ESA/ESOC has a tracking station at Perth, Australia. This asset is the only one in that geographic location with the capabilities to support the NASA requirement. The statutory authority permitting Other Than Full and Open competition is 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1), One Responsible Source. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. See Note 22. 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 December 28, 2001. 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. An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note "B". All qualified responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:

LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice
EMAILDESC: Veronica C. Stubbs CITE: (D-341 SN5146Y5)

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