NASA Sources Sought Notice: Operations and Maintenance Services: Ben Guerir, Morocco

Status Report From: United Space Alliance
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2002

* Modification 01 - Posted on Nov 08, 2002

General Information

  • Document Type: Sources Sought Notice
  • Solicitation Number: RFI-USAFL-EJ-11-02
  • Posted Date: Nov 08, 2002
  • Original Response Date: Dec 13, 2002
  • Current Response Date: Dec 13, 2002
  • Original Archive Date: Nov 08, 2003
  • Current Archive Date: Nov 08, 2003
  • Classification Code: 99 -- Miscellaneous

Contracting Office Address

United Space Alliance (USA), 600 Gemini Avenue, Houston, TX 77058


Purpose of Request for Information (RFI): United Space Alliance (USA), LLC, a joint venture company of The Boeing Company and Lockheed-Martin Corporation, through its offices located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, is seeking sources capable of providing the requirements described herein. This acquisition is in support of USA?s prime contract NAS9-20000 - Space Flight Operations Contract (SFOC) with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Technical Requirements Description: Oversee, secure, and ensure maintenance of an approximate 6,000 square foot hanger type building (includes shower, restrooms, and laundry facilities) and approximately five (5) (20 foot x 40 foot) storage out-buildings located on the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) military installation (Ben Guerir, Morocco). This activity will entail the primary role of a liaison (and possibly 2 liaison assistants) to perform the following requirements: coordinate and ensure safeguarding of all equipment; coordinate shipments in and out of country of NASA equipment and supplies and ensure delivery of same; coordination of arrival and departure of Space Shuttle team to include assistance with airline ticket reservations and hotel reservations for a team of about 60 (sixty) personnel; coordinate pest control; supervise and ensure cleaning and building maintenance; assist in vehicle registration, insurance, and taxes in conformance with Moroccan standards; assist in team transportation (ensure USA vehicles delivered to airport); act as liaison with local contractors for repairs and building projects; act as liaison with Moroccan authority and officials; assist in local medical arrangements, if required; coordinate all matters with military installation; act as liaison with Moroccan and US embassy (Rabat); maintain communication with USA technical contacts on all matters; ensure accountability on all NASA invoicing and contracting projects in country (liaison will not authorize funds); and conduct all necessary negotiations with the Moroccan government and the local Ben Guerir RMAF to include military support during operations (i.e., fire/crash rescue, security, and meteorological support during each space shuttle launch). Liaison must maintain security clearance with RMAF military installation and speak fluent English and Moroccan languages.

Procurement Strategy: USA is responsible for the overall program management and integration of these technical requirements. USA will solicit the participation of qualified sources and sources desiring to participate on a limited basis will also be considered. USA reserves the right to issue a single/sole source subcontract. The period of performance and technical requirements are currently being defined for inclusion into a formal RFP package. This procurement is a renewal requirement currently being performed by an existing subcontractor. The new requirement will have an effective start date of April 1, 2003.

USA anticipates the issuance of a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) within 30 ' 60 days of release of this RFI. This RFI is for information and planning purposes, and the objective is: (1) to invite potential sources to submit information that allows USA to conduct a technical assessment of capabilities and qualifications, and (2) to promote a best value competition. This preliminary information does not constitute an RFP, Invitation for Bid, or Request for Quotation, and it is not to be construed as a commitment by USA to enter into a subcontract. This procurement is subject to review or cancellation at any time.

Statement of Capabilities and Qualifications: USA invites potential sources to submit a Statement of Capabilities and Qualifications document that will allow USA to conduct an assessment of capabilities and qualifications. The Statement of Capabilities and Qualifications document shall be no more than ten (10) pages (8.5' x 11') in length. The required information shall include, but not be limited to: (1) A brief description of your company, including its size, major products, and primary customer focus, (2) A discussion of your company's past experience and performance in developing/performing the requirements described herein, and (3) A brief description of your company's facilities, assets and any other available resources. Past experience will be identified by a listing of all related contracts and subcontracts, along with a description of your company's performance under these contracts and subcontracts. If any of these contracts and subcontracts are Government related, provide the Contracting Officer's name and telephone number in order for USA to validate your statements.

To be considered as a viable source, USA will evaluate the Statement of Capabilities and Qualifications by considering, but not limited to, the following criteria: (1) Depth and relevance of experience and past performance history, which convey a demonstrated technical, cost, schedule ability; (2) An understanding of the technical requirements and risks associated with this requirement; and (3) The adequacy and availability of necessary facilities and resources for implementing and performing the contractual work. USA reserves the right to request supplemental information in order to clarify your company's capabilities and qualifications. Only offerors deemed to be best qualified, or have a reasonable chance for award, will receive the RFP. Due to the nature of the technical requirements, firms interested in participating in this procurement are subject to the requirements of the U.S. Department of State International Traffic and Arms Regulation (ITAR) and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Firms interested in this procurement shall submit their Statement of Capabilities and Qualifications document no later than December 13, 2002 to the following address: United Space Alliance, LLC (USA), 8550 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920, Attention: Eddie Jarrell, Mail Code USK-360. Questions regarding this procurement may be referred to Mr. Jarrell as follows (Telephone: (321) 861-1158, Facsimile: (321) 861-6221, E:mail:

Original Point of Contact

Francis V. carlos, Project Lead, Phone (281) 282-3163, Fax (281) 282-4096, Email

Email your questions to Francis V. carlos at

Current Point of Contact

Francis V. carlos, Project Lead, Phone (281) 282-3163, Fax (281) 282-4096, Email

Email your questions to Francis V. carlos at

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