NASA Solicitation - Procurement of Crew Transportation and Rescue Services From Roscosmos

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Synopsis - Feb 19, 2013

General Information
Solicitation Number: NNJ13462503L
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2013
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 19, 2013
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Mar 06, 2013
Current Response Date: Mar 06, 2013
Classification Code: 18 -- Space vehicles
NAICS Code: 336414

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BG


NASA/JSC has a requirement for crew transportation services to and from the International Space Station (ISS). These services include launch, return, and rescue of U.S. or U.S.-designated astronauts and associated services which include but are not limited to the following requirements for primary and ancillary services:

* Training and training materials for the safe operation of the vehicle including necessary unique equipment and supplies

* Access to the launch site with services to include launch operations and ascent control

* Flight control operations, rendezvous and on-orbit docking services

* On-orbit consumables, life support systems, and habitability services necessary during operations independent of the ISS

* Search and rescue services, recovery at landing site, medical operations, access and transportation to Johnson or Kennedy Space Center(s)

* On-orbit rescue services for the duration of the increment

* Rehabilitation post-flight, medical exams and services (on a contingency basis)

* Associated crew cargo upmass commensurate with seat(s) purchased

* Associated crew cargo returned commensurate with seat(s) purchased

NASA/JSC intends to contract with Roscosmos for these services on a sole source basis for six (6) Soyuz seats and associated services for calendar year (CY) 2016 with rescue/return services extending through spring 2017. NASA needs to secure crew transportation with a known reliability for the near-term to ensure a continued U.S. presence aboard the ISS until the availability of a U.S. commercial vehicle, which is currently projected to be available during CY 2017. These services are being procured through Roscosmos because the Soyuz is the only other proven crew transportation and rescue vehicle at this time period. Until a U.S. commercial vehicle is available, continued access to Russian crew launch, return, and rescue services is essential for planned ISS operations and utilization by all ISS partners.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on March 6, 2013. Upon responses of this notice, the Government will evaluate capabilities and qualifications to determine if this proposed effort is to be competed on a full and open competition basis.

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: Mario A. Tijerina II
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-2217
Fax: 281-244-2370

Name: Lauren N. Johnson
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-2780
Fax: 281-244-2370

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