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NASA Solicitation: Space Launch System Exploration Upper Stage Engine

Status Report From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Synopsis - Sep 22, 2014

SLS EUSE RFI - Posted on Sep 22, 2014 https://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/sol.cgi?acqid=162784#Other%2001

General Information

    Solicitation Number: SLS-EUSE-NNM15ZPS001L

    Posted Date: Sep 22, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 22, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Oct 24, 2014

    Current Response Date: Oct 24, 2014

    Classification Code: A -- Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812

Description

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) invites Industry to submit a response to this Request for Information (RFI) to assist NASA in the planning for a new Exploration Upper Stage Engine (EUSE) acquisition development. Detailed background information and areas of specific interest are included in the attached PDF file. The information obtained will be used by NASA for planning and acquisition strategy development and to allow industry the opportunity to provide beneficial cost solutions for a planned evolution to the Space Launch System, verify reasonableness and feasibility of the requirement, as well as promote competition. NASA will use the information obtained as a result of this RFI on a non-attribution basis. Providing data/information that is limited or restricted for use by NASA for that purpose would be of very little value and such restricted/limited data/information is not solicited. No information or questions received will be posted to any website or public access location. NASA does not plan to take further action regarding any individual responses received. However, should NASA choose to proceed with a Procurement process, any updates to the EUSE development and acquisition plans would be provided at an Industry Day after release of a draft Request for Proposal.

Any organization that intends to respond to this RFI is requested to email a "Notice of Intent" to the Point of Contacts listed below within 7 business days of this RFI posting date. However, failure to submit a notice of intent does not preclude anyone from submitting a response.

This RFI is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. The Government does not presently intend to award a contract at this time. A determination by the Government to procure this requirement based upon responses to this notice or other market research is solely within the discretion of the Government. As stipulated in FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. This RFI is subject to FAR 52.215-3. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. Any responses to this RFI that are subject to export controlled items should be properly marked as such.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html .

All responses should be provided in MS Word document format via electronic media and include the Reference Number: SLS-EUSE-NNM15ZPS001L. Font should be Times New Roman, size 12. Responses should not exceed 30 pages. Please submit responses no later than October 24, 2014, to NASA/MSFC Office of Procurement, Attn: PS42/Jennifer A. Lawson, Contracting Officer, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812 or via e-mail at Jennifer.A.Lawson@nasa.gov and cc: Mark York, Contracting Officer at Mark.A.York@nasa.gov.

No solicitation for this requirement currently exists. However, if an amendment to this RFI or solicitation is released, it will be synopsized via the Government Point of Entry (FedBizOpps) and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS). It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any amendments to this RFI or if released, future solicitation documents related to this synopsis. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/MSFC Business Opportunities home page is http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=62 . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this RFI, or if released, any future solicitation documents.

Point of Contact

    Name: Jennifer A Lawson

    Title: Contract Specialist

    Phone: 256-961-1186

    Fax: 256-544-5001

    Email: jennifer.a.lawson@nasa.gov

    Name: Mark A York

    Title: Contracting Officer

    Phone: 256-544-4028

    Fax: 256-544-4401

    Email: mark.a.york@nasa.go

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