CBD: NASA: Consolidation of assessment of rocket engine test and development capabilities

Status Report From: Stennis Space Center
Posted: Friday, December 28, 2001

[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on December 20, 2001]
[Printed Issue Date: December 24, 2001]
From the Commerce Business Daily Online via GPO Access

CLASSCOD: B--Special Studies and Analyses - Not R&D
OFFADD: NASA Procurement Office, Code DA00, Stennis Space Center (SSC), MS 39529-6000
SOL 13-SSC-O-02-17
DUE 010402
POC Teri N. Jackson, Contract Specialist, Phone (228) 688-2941, Fax (228) 688-1141, Email - James D. Huk, Contracting Officer, Phone (228) 688-1045, Fax (228) 688-1141, Email

DESC: NASA/SSC plans to issue a Request for Offer (RFO) for Consolidation Assessment of Rocket Engine Test & Development Capabilities. NASA/SSC intends to issue a sole source, firm fixed price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract to Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA 90245.

The Consolidation Assessment Study is a Commercial Item Acquisition under FAR Part 12. The Assessment Study shall include the feasibility of co-locating certain rocket engine testing facilities, either by moving or duplicating them. Numerous rocket engine-related facilities may also be considered, as may consolidation of some organizations and services. NASA/Stennis Space Center will provide direction as to which consolidation efforts will be analyzed and to what level of analysis. Both the current and proposed relocation sites for each facility will be visited. The tasks required will range from the assessment of the feasibility of moving or duplicating various liquid rocket engine test facilities and consolidating the test facilities into one or more national test and development centers to reviewing issues associated with privatization of rocket testing and assessing the anticipated needs of NASA, DOD and the commercial space industry in the area of integrated propulsion system testing.

This is a sole source procurement under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. The Government believes only one responsible source can provide the services that will satisfy the agency requirements. This notice of intent is not request of quotation (RFQ) for competitive quotes. 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 Friday, January 4, 2002. 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:

LINKURL: LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice
EMAILDESC: Teri N. Jackson CITE: (D-354 SN515712)

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