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U--ROBOTICS OUTREACH COMPETITION II

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published February 9, 2015  -  Deadline April 22, 2015
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NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) Robotics Alliance Project (RAP) intends to issue a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) soliciting proposals to design and administer two distinct robotics competition programs, referred to collectively as the NASA Ames Robotics Outreach Competition (ROC-II). Eligible organizations may submit proposals that provide evidence of the capability and proven experience necessary to provide both the technical and administrative framework required to implement a national, high caliber outreach program, including a high-quality national level robotics competition experience that leverages hands-on experiences in a technical environment. The ROC II addresses the critical shortage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that the Nation is facing by providing hands-on robotics competition events while working with engineers and talented faculty from universities and high schools in the U.S. It is the strategic intent of this program that students will be inspired and motivated to pursue degrees that meet NASA's robotics competency requirements. The final CAN is expected to be released on or around February 13, 2015, and will be available electronically through http://nspires.nasaprs.com . Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to propose are requested by March 18, 2014. The proposal due date is expected to be April 22, 2015. The electronic submission of each proposal in its entirety is required by the due date. Please note that these dates are estimates only and subject to change. Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

A--SKELETAL MICRO-DAMAGE AND HISTOMORPOMETRY ASSESSMENT

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published October 30, 2015  -  Deadline November 13, 2015
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NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) has a requirement to conduct scientific research to understand the effects of spaceflight conditions on the skeleton, specifically, high force exercise (like squats) while in a simulated weightless environment. One of the standard techniques is bone histomorphometry, a set of measurements that allow bone researchers to determine how fast osteoblast cells can form new bone and how fast osteoclast cells can resorb it. One specialized technique required is staining for and quantifying small micro-cracks and diffuse damage present in the bone (collectively named micro-damage). NASA/ARC intends to purchase services from the Bone and Signaling lab from Indiana University, School of Medicine, Bone Biology Laboratory, under the statutory authority of 10 USC 2304(c)(1), Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. Market research shows that Indiana University is the only known entity that has the ability to assess micro-damage in bone, which is an extremely specialized technique. No commercial vendors were found who could perform the requirements. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. 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. Pacific Time on November 13, 2015. 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. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at http://ec.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-b in/eis/admin/admin.cgi?

Y--AMES BIOSCIENCES COLLABORATIVE FACILITY- N288

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published August 12, 2015
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NASA/ARC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the construction of the new Ames Biosciences Collaborative Facility (N288). The new two-story, 40,000 square foot (sf.) building will consist of approximately 19,000 sf. of wet laboratory and laboratory support space and approximately 21,000 sf. of enclosed and open office space, conference rooms, and break rooms. Some key building features include: - Biosafety Level 2 wet labs with laboratory grade utility systems, such as purified water, instrument grade compressed air, and laboratory vacuum. - A large number of chemical fume hoods and a sophisticated laboratory exhaust system. - Support spaces, including procedure rooms, tissue culture rooms, autoclave/sterilization, and controlled environment rooms. The scope of work shall also include site work, installation of underground utilities, grading and paving, and site landscaping. A previous Sources Sought Notice (NNA15543413L) was posted for this requirement on February 26, 2015 as part of ARC's market research effort. The order of magnitude for the procurement is more than $10 million and the effort shall be completed within 630 calendar days after notice to proceed. This requirement will be issued as a full and open competition procurement. The NAICS Code and small business size standard for this procurement are 236220 and $33.5 million, respectively. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which shall be considered by the agency. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . No solicitation has been issued; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World-Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA Business Opportunities page is http://procurement.na sa.gov/cgi-bin/EPS/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin= . Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). The Government intends to hold the Pre-Solicitation Conference (Industry Day) on January 28, 2016, Time: TBD, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA The anticipated release timeframes of specific procurement actions are as follows: Release of Draft Sections of RFP: January 15, 2016. Industry Day/Site Visit: January 28, 2016 Release of Final RFP: May 2016 Proposal Due Date: July 2016 Contract Award: October 2016 The firm date for receipt of bids or proposals will be stated in the RFP. Drawings will be made available electronically at the time of RFP release. An Interested Parties List will be posted and periodically updated. Any companies interested in appearing on the Interested Parties List must submit their request in writing to Robin Wong at Robin.L.Wong@nasa.gov and reference "N288" in the subject line. Additionally, all contractual and technical questions must also be submitted in writing to Robin Wong at Robin.L.Wong@nasa.gov and reference "N288" in the subject line. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

18--HEEET COMPOSITE CARRIER STRUCTURE

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published March 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 24, 2015
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NASA/ARC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the fabrication of carbon composite sub-structure elements to support the Heatshield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET) Project heat shield material development. The composite sub structure is needed to support panel coupon testing of a variety of sizes as well as a quantity of two 1 meter sphere cone carrier structures to support the development of a complete entry vehicle engineering test unit (ETU). Background: The HEEET Project, co-funded by NASAs Space Technology Mission Directorate under the Game Changing Development Program (GCDP) and NASAs Science Mission Directorate (SMD), seeks to mature a game changing Woven Thermal Protection System (WTPS) technology to enable in-situ robotic science missions recommended by the NASA Research Council (NRC) Planetary Science Decadal Survey (PSDS) committee. A primary deliverable for the HEEET Project is an Engineering Test Unit (ETU). A flight-like woven TPS heat shield will be assembled on a flight-like carrier structure and put through a series of environmental tests. To accomplish this task, the HEEET Project requires contractor manufacturing support to fabricate the composite carrier structure and associated structural test coupons. The intent of the resulting solicitation will be to select a vendor to fabricate the ETU Carrier Structure (quantity 2), as well as composite panels acting as HEEET Sub-structure to support material test coupons, needed in a variety of shapes and sizes. A Draft Statement of Work is posted with this synopsis. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. This procurement is a total small business set-aside. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 336419 and 1,000 employees respectively. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. This pre-solicitation synopsis is issued to replace the Request for Information/ Sources Sought Synopsis HEEET-CCS-RFI-2014-L posted on October 23, 2014. The anticipated release timeframes of specific procurement actions are as follows: Final Solicitation (RFP) release March 2015; Proposal due date April 2015 (30 days following issuance of final solicitation); and Contract Award anticipated May 2015. The firm date and time for receipt of proposals will be stated in the RFP. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA Business Opportunities home page is http://procurement.na sa.gov/cgi-bin/EPS/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin= . Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). All contractual and technical questions must be submitted via email to marianne.shelley@nasa.gov. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

A--SMALLSAT TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIPS

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published April 20, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2015
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This synopsis was posted previously on 20 June 2015 under solicitation NNH15ZOA001N-15STP_E1. Its number has been modified slightly to accomodate posting of this synopsis on grants.gov. No other changes have been made to this synopsis from earlier postings on NAIS, but this supercedes those. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a solicitation, titled Smallsat Technology Partnerships (STP), as an appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2015 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2015), on April 20, 2015. The solicitation is available by opening the NSPIRES homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ , selecting "Solicitations," then selecting "Open Solicitations," and, finally, selecting Smallsat Technology Partnerships (STP). STMD, and the Small Spacecraft Technology Program in particular, seek proposals from U.S. colleges and universities in collaboration with NASA through award of cooperative agreements. Projects may be for ground-based technology development or development of spacecraft or payloads for suborbital, balloon or orbital space flight technology demonstrations. The objectives of the Smallsat Technology Partnerships (STP) are to: Engage the unique talents and fresh perspectives of the university community to develop new technologies and capabilities for small spacecraft or to use small spacecraft as a development and demonstration platform for more broadly applicable technologies. Share NASA experience and expertise in relevant university projects. Increase support to university student efforts in small spacecraft technology through funding and collaboration with NASA, to foster a new generation of innovators for NASA and the nation. Engage NASA personnel across the agency in the rapid, agile, and cost-conscious small spacecraft development approaches that have evolved in the university community. The goals of STP include collaboration with university teams that have experience in small spacecraft development and also extension of support to colleges and universities that have little or no previous involvement in this field. Colleges and universities with experience in small spacecraft development are encouraged to team with other college and universities to address these dual goals. In addition, collaboration with a NASA Center or NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a key feature of these STP projects. This appendix is soliciting proposals for projects in the following specific topic areas: Topic 1: Precise attitude control and pointing systems for cubesats. Topic 2: Power generation, energy storage, and thermal management systems for small spacecraft. Topic 3: Simple low-cost deorbit systems. Topic 4: Communications and tracking systems and networks. Appropriate technologies for development must have a starting Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of at least 3 (analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept) and no more than 6 (system/sub-system model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment). All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES or through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) by an authorized organizational representative. Notices of Intent (not mandatory) are due by May 20, 2015. Proposals are due on or before June 8, 2015. Detailed submission instructions are provided in the solicitation. Potential proposers and their proposing organizations are urged to familiarize themselves with the submission system(s), ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit the required proposal materials well in advance of the deadline. The estimated ceiling on an individual cooperative agreement award is $200,000 and the estimated total program funding is $1,600,000. Comments and questions may be submitted by e-mail by May 20, 2015 to: Rachel Khattab, rachel.khattab@nasa.gov . Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

16--HEAD-MOUNTED EYETRACKER SYSTEM

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published May 14, 2015  -  Deadline May 29, 2015
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This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for one (1) head-mounted eyetracker system hardware and software package to satisfy the following requirements: 1 - Capable of capturing the fixation point of the users eyes across all relevant regions within a helicopter simulator. The visual angles that are required to be captured are calculated to be 56 degrees (vertical) and 133 degrees (horizontal). 2 - The system must provide a method of defining multiple discrete regions of interest within the simulation environment. The simulation consists of at least seven separate display elements, each with unique position and geometry. One of these display elements is mounted on an adjustable arm to allow the user to modify the position for entry/egress and ergonomic comfort. The eyetracker system must be capable of incorporating a pre-defined system configuration into the data analysis process, resulting in data that specifies the display element the user was looking at, and the specific location (in X,Y coordinate frame) of their fixation on the display, including for the adjustable display. 3 - The system must be capable of recording additional video from a remote camera positioned above and behind the users head. This camera will provide a fixed view of the simulation environment to more easily monitor user interactions. The video recorded from this camera must be automatically time-synced with other data recorded from the eyetracker system, and must support further analysis by superimposing the users eye fixation point over the video during playback. 4 - The system must be capable of capturing the data and sending it across a local area network in real-time with minimal latency. 5 - The system must be compatible with a standard Army flight helmet (HGU-56/P) for future flight tests in a live helicopter. The system must be operational in outdoor environments, and must not interfere with the wearers use of the helmets visor. 6 - Maintenance package for a 24 month period to remedy hardware/software failures and provide software updates and technical support. 7 - Training, orientation, and set-up assistance provided on-site at NASA Ames Research Center for a minimum of one 6-hour day. The timing of the training will be on a date mutually agreeable to the end user and the vendor within two weeks after product delivery. The provisions and clauses in the RFQ are those in effect through FAC 2005-82. This procurement is a total small business set-aside. The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 541712, Research and development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) and 500 employees, respectively. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. Offerors must have current registration and Representations and Certifications in the website SAM.gov, and provide the firms DUNS number with their offer. Delivery to Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 is required within 30 days ARO. Delivery shall be FOB Destination. Offers for the items(s) described above are due by May 29, 2015 at 4pm Pacific Time. Offers shall be submitted via email to Mike Lehner at michael.m.lehner@nasa.gov no later than the date and time provided. Only electronic receipt of offers will be accepted. Submit offers in Adobe PDF format. Each file cannot exceed 10 MB in size, limit five (5) files. Offers must include, solicitation number, FOB destination to this Center, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration (if applicable), taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL: http://server-mpo.arc.na sa.gov/Services/NEFS/NEFSHome.tml . Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (APR 2014), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference. Addenda to FAR 52.212-1 are as follows: If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled "Buy American Act -- Supplies," the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin. FAR 52.212-4 (DEC 2014), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. Addenda to FAR 52.212-4 are as follows: Invoices shall be prepared, and payments will be made in accordance with the Prompt Payment Clause of this contract. Invoices shall be sent to NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) address as specified in the contract for electronic payment of funds pursuant with FAR clause 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013). 52.247-34 (NOV 1991), F.o.b. Destination FAR 52.212-5 (MAR 2015), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUL 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (AUG 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (JUL 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUN 2003) (E.O. 11755). 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2014) (E.O. 13126). 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (FEB 1999). 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (MAR 2007) (E.O. 11246). 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (JUL 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). Applicable NASA FAR Supplement clauses are: 1852.215-84 (NOV 2011), Ombudsman. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . 1852.223-70, Safety and Health (APR 2002). 1852.225-70, Export Licenses (FEB 2000). 1852.227-86, Commercial Computer Software Licensing (DEC 1987). 1852.237-73, Release of Sensitive Information (JUN 2005). All contractual and technical questions must be in writing (e-mail) to Mike Lehner not later than May 22, 2015. Telephone questions will not be accepted. Selection and award will be made to that offeror whose offer will be most advantageous to the Government, with consideration given to the factors of proposed technical merit and price. It is critical that offerors provide adequate detail to allow evaluation of their offer. (See FAR 52.212-1(b)). Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi- bin/nais/link_syp.cgi . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any). Note: DUNS number will be used to verify offerors current registration in SAM.gov pursuant to FAR clause 52.212-3Offeror Representations and CertificationsCommercial Items (MAR 2015). The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htm l The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/o ffice/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm

66--AUTOMATED DYNAMIC GRAVIMETRIC MULTI-VAPOR SORPTION UNIT

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published July 20, 2015  -  Deadline August 4, 2015
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This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for one Automated Dynamic Gravimetric Multi-vapor Sorption Unit to satisfy the following requirements: 1. Method: Gravimetric 2. Reliability: Provide published peer-reviewed data of multiple measurements taken using proposed Sorption Unit of water isotherms on 13x zeolite. 3. Operating Temperature: Shall provide a controlled and stable temperature environment for experiments up to 200 degrees C. 4. Degas Temperature: Shall allow preheater temperature up to 400 degrees C. 5. Vacuum and turbo molecular pump: produce pressure from 10 one/thousandth Torr to 1000 Torr. 6. Microbalance: Resolution of 0.1 mcg. 7. Vacuum: Dynamic range of 150 mg. 8. Analytical capability: Shall analyze both gas (e.g. carbon dioxide) and water vapors. 9. Operational mode: Shall have the ability to run at both dynamic and static mode for use alongside a spectrometer for multicomponent analysis. 10. Degas: In-situ degas prior to analysis. 11. DFT analysis: Upgradeable to perform Density Functional Theory (DFT) analysis for carbon pore size analysis including effects of surface heterogeneity. 12. Computer: Dell PC with Window 7 and SVGA flat panel monitor 13. Analysis software: Knudsen Vapour Pressure Analysis, DVS ISO Activity Analysis, DVS Heat of Sorption Analysis , DVS Surface Area Determination (BET), Diffusion Analysis, DVS Surface Energy Determination (PiE), Amorphous Content Analysis, Activation Energy Analysis. 14. Isotherm software : BET Analysis (Brunauer-Emmet-Teller), Reference Analysis, GAB Analysis (Guggenheim-Anderson-DeBoer), Langmuir Analysis, DF Analysis (Double Freundlich), Empirical Analysis, DR Analysis (Dubinin-Radushkevich), Young & Nelson Analysis, Micropore Analysis, Analysis Database, Mesopore Analysis,Empirical Analysis Models: Chirife Equation, Kuhn Equation, Smith Equation, Bradley Equation, Freundlich Equation, Frenkel-Halsey-Hill Equation, Henderson Equation, Oswin Equation. 15. Report format: Excel or .txt. 16. The analyzer must be enclosed within a temperature control chamber. 17. Installation: Equipment set-up and initial training upon delivery. 18. Technical support: Representative within the United States shall be available by phone 24 hours return call and onsite visit available within one week from request. The provisions and clauses in the RFQ are those in effect through FAC 2005-83. This procurement is a total small business set-aside. The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 334516, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing, and 500 employees respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. Offerors must have current registration and Representations and Certifications in the website SAM.gov, and provide the firms DUNS number with their offer. Delivery to Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 is required within 45 days ARO. Delivery shall be FOB Destination. Offers for the items(s) described above are due by August 4, 2015 at 4pm Pacific Time. Offers shall be submitted via email to Karen Klaas at karen.klaas@nasa.gov no later than the date and time provided. Only electronic receipt of offers will be accepted. Submit offers in Adobe PDF format. Each file cannot exceed 10 MB in size, limit five (5) files. Offerors shall submit a Firm Fixed Price, inclusive of delivery and installation, pursuant to the requirement description. Offers must include solicitation number, FOB destination to this Center, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration (if applicable), taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL: http://server-mpo.arc.na sa.gov/Services/NEFS/NEFSHome.tml Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (APR 2014), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference. Addenda to FAR 52.212-1 are as follows: If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled "Buy American Act -- Supplies," the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin. FAR 52.212-4 (May 2015), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. Addenda to FAR 52.212-4 are as follows: Invoices shall be prepared, and payments will be made in accordance with the Prompt Payment Clause of this contract. Invoices shall be sent to NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) address as specified in the contract for electronic payment of funds pursuant with FAR clause 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013). 52.247-34 (NOV 1991), F.o.b. Destination FAR 52.212-5 (May 2015), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUL 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (AUG 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (JUL 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUN 2003) (E.O. 11755). 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2014) (E.O. 13126). 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (JUL 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). Applicable NASA FAR Supplement clauses are: 1852.215-84 (NOV 2011), Ombudsman. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . 1852.223-70, Safety and Health (APR 2002). 1852.225-70, Export Licenses (FEB 2000). 1852.227-86, Commercial Computer Software Licensing (DEC 1987). 1852.237-73, Release of Sensitive Information (JUN 2005). The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htm l The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/o ffice/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm All contractual and technical questions must be in writing (e-mail) to Karen Klaas not later than July 27, 2015. Telephone questions will not be accepted. Selection and award will be made to that offeror whose offer will be most advantageous to the Government, with consideration given to the factors of proposed technical merit and price. It is critical that offerors provide adequate detail to allow evaluation of their offer. (SEE FAR 52.212-1(b)). Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi- bin/nais/link_syp.cgi . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any). NASA Clause 1852.215-84 (NOV 2011), Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . Note: DUNS number will be used to verify offerors current registration in SAM.gov pursuant to FAR clause 52.212-3Offeror Representations and CertificationsCommercial Items (MAR 2015). The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htm l The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/o ffice/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at http://ec.msfc.nasa .gov/cgi-bin/eis/admin/admin.cgi?center=ARC .

Architectural & Engineering Services

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published March 1, 2016  -  Deadline April 1, 2016
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This notice is issued for the purpose of market research (FAR) 10.002(b)(2)(i) and to assess capabilities and qualifications of interested parties, for both large and small businesses, as part of market research and acquisition planning. The information provided back to NASA will not be disclosed out of the agency and no reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement. Submission of any information in response to this notice is completely voluntary. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES are invited to submit a Capabilities Statement. THIS NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN MARKET RESEARCH. CURRENT CONTRACT FEATURES: The current NASA Ames Architectural & Engineering contract NNA13AA14C, with AECOM Technical Services Inc., has the following features: 1) Period of Performance: 11/01/2012 to 10/31/2017.2) Contract Type: Combination FFP/IDIQ.3) The contract was awarded under Full and Open Competition.4) The maximum value of the contract, including all options, is approximately $56M. DescriptionThe A/E firm will provide: on-site engineering support services for the preparation of designs relating to facility modifications, repairs, and maintenance; environmental compliance and remediation studies, plans, and designs; energy life cycle cost analysis; facilities planning; master planning studies and facility usage investigations; information technology-based configuration management; re-certification of pressure vessels and systems; and energy and power reliability studies. The A/E firm shall have the capability and experience of designing low voltage (less than 600 V), medium voltage (5kv-35kv) and high voltage (115kv) with experience in relay protection and arc flash in all voltage levels. The A/E firm shall have experience in fire alarm, security and building energy management systems, construction management and inspection experience in electrical systems. The A/E services will include cost estimating; preparing drawings and specifications for construction bid packages; review of submittals and construction materials. NASA Ames Research Center has a large campus environment consisting of approximately 125 facilities spread over an area exceeding 1800 acres. The facilities range in purpose from general office activities to state of the art research facilities and range in age from relatively new to over 70 years old. The above skills are needed for rehabilitation and modification of infrastructure and research facilities, including offices, laboratories, hangers, and wind tunnels, as well as other minor construction and repair work. The technical guidance, review and approval of all work will be accomplished by the Facilities Engineering Branch at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA as the representative of the Contracting Officer. NOTE: The A/E firm shall have a working office located within 120 miles of the NASA Ames Research Center facility.PART I. PURPOSE OF THIS SYNOPSIS This synopsis has two purposes: 1) To request information, stated in Part II below, of this RFI, from interested parties regarding their recommended contracting approach, including contract type, incentive structure and contract duration, to provide the A/E services described above. 2) To request information on capabilities/qualifications of potential Offeror's to provide the services described in the technical areas stated in Part III of this RFI in order to assess capabilities of large and small businesses interested in this effort. An interested parties list will be posted. *Note: Part I of this RFI is for informational purposes only and responses are not requested. PART II. RESPONSES REGARDING THE CONTRACTING APPROACH: The Government is soliciting industry comments on the optimal contracting approach to perform a potential Architectural & Engineering Services procurement that will enhance competition and provide business opportunities. Responses to Part II must be in 5 pages or less (including any exhibits, attachments, etc...) and include the following: 1) Please provide your view regarding what type of contract provides the best approach for this type of work, how should the risk be shared by the Government and Contractor, and how does the proposed contract type incentivize the Contractor to perform high quality work at a reasonable price and maximize scalability over the life of the contract? Discuss your views regarding the implementation of incentive fees, award fees, performance deduction schedules, award term(s), bonuses, and/or other appropriate incentives for contractor performance.2) Service contracts are typically limited to a five year duration unless a deviation is approved. Is five years the appropriate duration or is a shorter period appropriate to take advantage of competitive forces, or would it be in ARC's best interest to seek a deviation to the five year limitation - what would be the Government benefit of a longer term, how would a longer term maximize NASA's return on investment, etc.? 3) What would help reduce the Contractor's bid and proposal or transaction costs during any potential proposal development and evaluation process for this effort?4) Is it effective for any A/E disciplines (such as Civil, Structural, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) to be broken out of the contract and set-aside for small businesses? If so, which disciplines?5) Socio-economic considerations are a priority at ARC. Given the general scope of work stated in the "Description Section" of this RFI, please submit suggested percentages of the work that could be subcontracted to each of the following types of businesses: Small Business Concerns; Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Concerns; Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns; HUBZone Small Business Concerns; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (includes other minority Institutions); Veteran-Owned Business Concerns; and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Concerns. Include the basis for these suggested percentages. This information may be used to establish subcontracting goals for any future procurement. 6) What will be the biggest challenge for your company in developing a proposal for this potential effort? PART III. RESPONSES REGARDING THE CAPABILITIES/QUALIFICATIONS OF POTENTIAL SOURCES:Interested Offerors having the required specialized capabilities/qualifications to support some or all of the work described in the "Description Section" of this RFI are asked to submit a narrative detailing their capability/qualifications in 10 pages or less (including any exhibits, attachments, etc...) that must include the following: 1) Provide your company name, address, point of contact, phone, fax, e-mail, DUNS number and website (if applicable). 2) State whether your company is a Large business, Small business, Small Disadvantaged Business, certified 8(a) small business (include anticipated graduation date), HUBZone small business, Woman-owned small business, Veteran-owned small business, HBCU/MI, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned small business for NAICS code 541310, size standard $7.5M in average annual receipts. 3) State whether your company is on any Federal Schedule for these services and which ones they are. 4) Describe your company's A/E capability and capacity in each of the Technical Areas listed in the "Description Section" above.5) Provide a list of relevant work performed in the past five (5) years, including contract type, contract number, technical description and how it is relevant to this work, dollar amount, period of performance, general geographic location of the project and a customer reference name and telephone number. (6) Provide professional qualifications your company possesses that are necessary for satisfactory performance of the required services (licensed/registered architects and engineers, etc.). (7) State your company's knowledge of the potential contracts place of performance, Mountain View, CA. PART IV. INSTRUCTIONS ON SUBMISSION OF RESPONSES TO THIS RFI: All responses to Part II and III of this RFI shall be received no later than April 01, 2016. Please respond via electronic mail (e-mail) to the Contract Specialist, Stephen Cox, at the following address: stephen.b.cox@nasa.gov. Responses must be in PDF format and PART II submissions must be a separate file from Part III submissions. All questions MUST be in writing and should also be directed to Mr. Cox. The Government reserves the right not to answer questions if it so chooses. If an interested party requests confirmation of receipt, the Contract Specialist will confirm receipt via email. In all responses, please reference Architectural & Engineering Services - Request for Information in the subject line and on all attachments. Verbal questions will not be accepted. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps. It is the potential Offeror's responsibility to monitor this site for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.   Point of ContactName: Stephen CoxTitle: Contract SpecialistPhone: 650-604-3015Fax: 650-604-2593Email: Stephen.b.cox@nasa.gov  

S--CATERING SERVICES FOR 129th RESCUE WING, MOFFETT FIELD, CA

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published March 30, 2015  -  Deadline April 14, 2015
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Solicitation Number: W912LA-11-T-7011 Notice Type: Presolicitation Synopsis: Added: 30 March 2015 CALIFORNIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD is seeking CATERING SERVICES to be generally served at Moffett Federal Airfield, California. This solicitation will be 100% set aside for small businesses IAW FAR 19.502-2(a). The selected North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 722320 with a small-business-set aside standard of $7.0 million. All firms or individuals responding to the formal solicitation will be required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) website (https://www.sam.gov), with the appropriate NAICS code indicated, as of the date the formal solicitation closes. All prospective offerors interested in submitting a quote must have a commercial and government entity code (CAGE Code) as well. The entire solicitation will be made available via the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov) therefore paper copies will not be made available. All responsive offerors will be considered by the agency. Once the solicitation is posted, on or about 15 March 2015, it is incumbent upon the interested parties to review FBO frequently for any updates, amendments, and documents. Interested parties should submit their questions to MSgt Nick Ochs via email at paul.n.ochs.mil@mail.mil. All email submissions should make reference to quote mark W912LA-15-T-7011 quote mark in the subject line. 1. Scope. Under this scope of work, the contractor shall be responsible for providing prepared meals, beverages, and utensils and containers during regularly-scheduled Unit Training Assemblies (UTA) and other, on-demand, non-UTA meal periods. Generally, UTA meal periods will consist of two lunchtime meals served at the 129th Rescue Wing's cantonment area of Moffett Federal Airfield, California (Moffett Field). Non-UTA meals will be demand-driven and are contemplated to be in support of deployments, exercises, offsite events, etc.; further details will be spelled out in the solicitation. 2. Meal Service. All catered meals shall adhere to requirements of the following specifications and schedules. 2.1 Menu. The Contractor retains the responsibility for determining the final menu and portion sizes to be served, however the Government retains the ability to retains the right to request changes and adjustments. 2.2 Preparation. Contractor shall furnish all equipment, facilities, labor, and supervision for the preparation of food items and for the delivery of sufficient prepared meals to the identified service location. Meals shall not be prepared on site. Prepared meals shall consist of: 2.2.1 Two entrees: One entr e can be of a sandwich or wrap variety 2.2.2 Two vegetables (separate from the entrees) 2.2.3 One starch (rice, potatoes, noodles, etc. separate from the entrees) 2.2.4 Two salads (green/garden, fruit, potato, macaroni, etc., with dressing as required) 2.2.5 Beverages shall be served in cans and/or bottles. Serving size should be at a minimum 12 fl. Oz and should arrive cold. For meals served at Moffett Field, a cold display refrigerator is available to maintain cold beverages. 2.2.6 One desert (cookies, brownies mini cakes and pies, etc.) 2.2.7 Contractor will provide all condiments (mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, steak sauce, hot sauce, pickles, etc., as required) 2.3 Delivery, Setup and Service. All prepared meals must be ready to serve no later than fifteen minutes prior to the specified delivery time unless otherwise requested by the individual placing the order. All prepared meals will be delivered in standard two-inch shallow pans, conforming to standard chaffers. Contractor shall provide the appropriate number of serving utensils (spoons, tongs, spatulas, etc.) for each serving line, as well as any/all gel-fuel cans for maintaining food temperature during the service period. Contractor shall be required to provide sufficient equipment and accessories necessary to serve the number of meals requested and for determining the number of serving lines to be used. During the meal service, the Contractor shall be required to provide entr e portion control by serving the entr e. The Government shall be responsible for the setting up and preparation of the seating area. 2.4 Service Containers and Cutlery. Contractor shall procure and provide sufficient food service containers (i.e., plates, carry-out containers, etc.) and cutlery for the type and number of meals requested. These materials shall abide the Government's requirements for sustainability, bio-preferability, and bio-degradability. 2.5 Cleanup. The Government shall provide sufficient refuse and recycling containers during the meal service and shall be further responsible for bussing and table cleanup. The Contractor shall not be required to perform these functions. The Contractor shall, however maintain the cleanliness of Contractor-occupied spaces. Washing of pots and pans remains the Contractor's responsibility and must be accomplished at the Contractor's facility. All gel-fuel canisters shall be properly disposed of at the Contractor's facility. 2.6 Quality Control. 2.6.1 Temperature Control. At minimum, the Contractor shall adhere to the quote mark Time as a Public Health Control quote mark method of quality control. Prior to departure from the Contractor's facility, the Contractor shall record the temperature of prepared food in order to establish a baseline, pre-transit temperature. This temperature shall be provided to the Government on the attached temperature log and upon arrival at the service location. The contractor shall ensure that all prepared foods attain the proper temperatures prior to departure. Hot food should be no cooler than 135-degrees, while cold foods should be no warmer than 40-degrees. The Contractor may devise any other quality control program which supplements or enhances this method. 2.6.2 Regulatory Compliance. The Contractor shall abide all local (i.e., city, county, and state) food safety standards, the Tri-Service Food Code (AFMAN 48-147_IP), as well as sound judgment and sanitary procedures. Should any prescription conflict with another, the more stringent of the procedures and standards shall govern. Copies of any-and-all food handling certifications for each of the Contractor's employees, as well as any health and safety inspection score cards, must be be readily available for Government inspection during service periods. 2.6.3 Quality Assurance. The Government shall develop its own procedures for ensuring the Contractor's compliance with this Statement of Work. To this end, the Government reserves the right to conduct inspections of Contractor's employees, equipment and prepared food. The Contractor shall be responsible for assisting to these efforts. 3.0 Administrative Matters. 3.1 Pricing of Meals 3.1.1 UTA Meal Periods. Pricing will be determined by the maximum per-meal reimbursement as determined by ANG/FM and will be provided annually and promptly upon update. 3.1.2 Non-UTA Meal Periods. Pricing will be determined by the break out of the maximum per diem rate as indicated by the General Services Administration (less Incidentals) for the zip code where the meal service is to be performed. The rate shall be the rate indicated on the date that the call was made. This rate is available at www.gsa.gov. 3.1.3 Service Fee. Pricing will be based on a percentage of the total cost of UTA and Non-UTA Meals served for a BPA Call. 3.2 Contractor Manpower Reporting Application (CMRA). The Contractor shall report ALL contractor labor hours (including subcontractor labor hours) required for performance of services provided under this contract for the Air Force collection site. The Contractor is required to completely fill in all required data fields using the following web address: http://www.ecmra.mil/. Reporting inputs for the labor executed during the period of performance during each Government fiscal year (FY), which runs October 1 through September 30. While inputs may be reported any time during the FY, all data shall be reported no later than October 31 of each calendar year. Contractors may direct questions to the help desk at http://www.ecmra.mil/. Unit Identification Code (UIC) for the Requiring Activity: [TBD at time of award] Issuing Office DoDAAC: W912LA 3.3 Ordering Procedures. 3.3.1 Authorized Callers. The Government's Contracting Officer shall prepare a list of Government personnel who may place calls (orders) against this agreement. This list shall contain the limitation of each caller's authority and be transmitted to the Contractor no less than annually (upon the exercise of any option), upon the transition of Government personnel, or as deemed necessary by the Contracting Officer. 3.3.2 Orders. Each order placed against this agreement shall meet the agreed-to minimum order amount and not exceed its maximum order amount. Orders outside of this agreement are subject to the Contractor's approval. For UTA Meal periods, the Government shall provide a schedule of its Unit Training Assemblies (UTAs) and a tentative schedule of dates for which the Contractor's services will be requested. This schedule is for planning purposes only and shall not be construed to obligate the Government. Due to the Government's dynamic operating environment, both the UTA schedule and tentative service dates are subject to change. In no case shall the Government cancel within 24-hours of the date of delivery without reimbursing the Contractor. In such a case, the Contracting Officer will negotiate a fair and reasonable reimbursement with the Contractor. When an authorized caller contacts the Contractor to place an order, Delivery Time and Date, as well as the type (i.e., UTA vs. Non-UTA) and number of prepared meals to be served, and location will be provided to the Contractor. The Government may request a particular type of fare based on a holiday, ethnic observances, special event, etc. Should the Contractor not be able to accommodate, the Government may choose to not place the order. This Delivery Time will be considered the time at which meal service is to commence (i.e., the time the first meal is served). 3.3.3 Non-Conforming Meals. The Contractor shall take all necessary measures to ensure that the projected meal count for servings is met. The Government shall identify the quantity of meals that are missing (i.e., insufficient quantities) or unfit for consumption as non-conforming meals to the Contractor. The Contractor may attempt to replace those meals during the same meal period. If replacement cannot be made, the quantity of meals shall be deducted from the total amount. 3.4 Payments. Payment shall only be rendered for the actual number of served meals that conform to this Statement of Work. Payment will be made by use of Government Purchase Card (GPC) Ordering Card. This result of this solicitation will be a suite of blanket purchase agreements (BPAs), each with one base year and four option years. It is contemplated that multiple awards will be made to approximately six qualified food service vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area, to be issued by the following the Contracting Office Address: 129 RQW Base Contracting Office PO BOX 103 Stop 28 MOFFETT FIELD, California 94035-0103 Place of Performance (generally): MOFFETT FIELD, California 94035-0103 United States Primary Point of Contact: MSgt PAUL ( quote mark NICK quote mark ) OCHS BASE CONTRACTING OFFICER paul.n.ochs.mil@mail.mil Phone: 650-603-8575 Fax: 650-603-9277 Secondary Point of Contact: ROBERT CLINTON PROCUREMENT ANALYST IIA robert.clinton.ctr@ang.af.mil Phone: 650-603-8575 Fax: 650-603-9277

52--TOTAL INTEGRATING DOS- TID- MICRO-DOSIMETER

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published January 12, 2016  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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NASA/ARC has a requirement for four (4) Total Integrating Dose (TID) micro-dosimeters, required for the measurement of total radiation dose for NASAS BioSentinel Flight Project. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. NNA16572249Q is hereby issued as a Request For Quotation (RFQ). The provision and clauses in this RFQ are those in effect through FAC 2005-85 dated 4 January 2016. This procurement is set aside 100 % for small businesses. All responsible small business sources may submit an offer which will be considered by the agency. The NAICS code for this procurement is 334517, Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing with a small business size standard of 500 employees. Offerors must have current registration and Representations and Certifications in the website SAM.GOV, and provide the firms DUNS number with their offer. Contract Line Item Number 0001 (CLIN 0001) TID system, four (4) systems, Firm Fixed Price price $__per system, Extended Total Price $__. Firm Fixed Price (FFP) shall be inclusive of FOB Destination, Delivery to NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035. The dosimeters must meet the following specifications: Micro-dosimeter shall be capable of measuring protons, electrons, and gamma rays in a space vacuum environment. Dose resolution shall be 14 micro-rads +/- 15% or lower. Minimum dose absorbed energy shall be 100 keV or less Maximum dose absorbed energy shall be 15MeV or higher in silicon detector. Latch-up immunity shall be 67.8 MeV-cm2/mg or higher. Supply voltage shall not exceed 40 volts dc. Power draw shall be 0.5 watts or less. Case dimensions shall not exceed 1.5 inch square (not counting lead length). Case depth shall not exceed .25 inches. Case design shall be high reliability hermetic packaging. Weight shall not exceed 40 grams. Integrated error shall not exceed +/- 20%. Micro-dosimeter shall have an operating temperature range of -30 to +40 degrees C. Micro-dosimeter storage temperature range shall be -40 to + 110 degrees C or better. Micro-dosimeter shall be capable to operate in humidity up to 90%. Output of dosimeter shall be analog or digital with a maximum voltage of no higher than 5 volts dc. Each Micro-dosimeter shall be supplied with an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manual. Micro-dosimeter shall be available in (MIL-PRF 38534) Class K screening. (Note: MIL Spec screening is more involved than factory testing, therefore it is the preferred method of testing). Quote separately for each screening type. Order may include more than one type. Factory tested and military screened and include full test documentation. Each dosimeter shall be fully tested according to the screening type and include full test documentation. Include cost of factory cutting and/or forming of the electrical leads. Delivery: FOB destination within twelve weeks of purchase date. The RFQ contains provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Oct 2015), incorporated by reference (IBR). This RFQ includes addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Oct 2015), as follows: Preparation of Offers: Only electronic receipt of offers will be accepted. Submit offers in Adobe pdf format. Each file cannot exceed 10 MB in size, limit five (5) files. Email offers to patricia.l.williams@nasa.gov not later than 4:00 pst. on the closing date specified in this announcement. All offers must include the following minimum information: 1-Technical information on the offered product. Note: It is critical that offerors provide adequate detail to allow evaluation of their offer. (SEE FAR 52.212-1(b)). 2-Pricing proposal that includes offerors company information, Firm Fixed Price for CLIN 0001, solicitation number, discount/payment terms ( if applicable), DUNS number, taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. DUNS will be used to conduct contractor responsibility determination, verify current registration in SAM.GOV, and ensure compliance with Vets-100 databases. 3-Offeror shall include at least one (1) reference, to include name, contact info, and company name, for which offeror performed similar services relevant to the requirements of this solicitation. This work history shall be within the preceding (24) twenty-four months. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL: http://server-mpo.arc.n asa.gov/Services/NEFS/NEFS/Home.tml End of Addendum This RFQ contains the provision at FAR, 52.212-2, Evaluation, Commercial Items (Oct 2014); (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement;(ii) price. Technical and past performance when combined, are equal when compared to price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3Offeror Representations and CertificationsCommercial Items (Nov 2015) with its offer. This RFQ contains the clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015). This RFQ contains the addendum to FAR 52.212-4, as follows: INVOICE INSTRUCTIONS: Invoices shall be sent to NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) address specified in the contract for electronic payment of funds pursuant with FAR clause 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013). Inspection/Acceptance: Inspection and acceptance will be pursuant to FAR 52.212-4(a) and the contract requirements. End of Addendum. This RFQ contains FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jan 2016) which applies to this acquisition: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: __x_ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). ___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). ___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). _x__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (5) [Reserved] ___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). _x__ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Governments Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). ___ (10) [Reserved] ___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. ___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4. ___ (13) [Reserved] ___ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). ___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). ___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. _x__ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). ___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. ___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). ___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). ___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated DamagesSubcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). ___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). _x_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). ___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _x__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _x__ (26) 52.222-19, Child LaborCooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2016) (E.O. 13126). _x__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). ___ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). _x__ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _x_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). _x__ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _x__ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). ___ (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) ___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (36) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514 ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. ___ (37) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. ___ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). ___ (39) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. _x_ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). _x__ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). ___ (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). ___ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). ___ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). ___ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ___ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __x_ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds TransferOther Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ___ (54) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: ___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) ___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.). ___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). ___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). ___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractors directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of Clause) All contractual and technical questions must be in writing (e-mail) to Patricia Williams not later than Friday January 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM PST. Telephone questions will not be accepted. The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html . The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/o ffice/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this notice, the on-line RFQ, and amendments (if any). An ombudsman has been appointed -- See NASA Specific Note "B". Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at http://ec.msfc.nasa .gov/cgi-bin/eis/admin/admin.cgi?center=ARC .

66--ENVIRONMENTAL DROSOPHILA CHAMBER

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published November 14, 2015  -  Deadline November 29, 2015
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NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) has a requirement for two environmental drosophila chamber/incubators, one each for the Fruit Fly Lab Phase Two Project and the Fruit Fly Lab mission FFL-02, which will be used for ground based experiments. The incubators will be used for drosophila studies under controlled temperature, humidity, and CO2 and O2 levels; and to study the potential changes in growth and the effects on development in fruit flies inside the hardware. NASA ARC intends to purchase the two environmental drosophila chamber/incubators, customized model GDR-36VL, from Geneva Scientific LLC, a small business, due to compatibility and consistency purposes. The Fruit Fly Lab currently has an existing unit that has been tested and proven to have the unique features that mimic International Space Station parameters. The chambers controllers meet the capability to control temperature, humidity, oxygen, and carbon dioxide levels and allow for remote monitoring and programming. The Government intends to acquire commercial items using FAR Part 12. 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 November 29, 2015. 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. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at http://ec.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-b in/eis/admin/admin.cgi?

67--AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SIMULATION PROJECTORS

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published June 23, 2015
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NASA/ARC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the following Commercial item/services: 13 projectors to replace the current projectors in its Future Flight Central (FFC) simulation facility. To include partial set-up and installation services and a five (5) year warranty on parts. Background: NASAs Future Flight Central (FFC) is an airport Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower simulation facility supporting research into problems at the nation's airports, Unmanned Aircraft Systems integration into the national airspace, and other research requiring visually immersive environments. The facility provides a detailed, realistic 3-D database modeling capability, projected on twelve screens, to provide a 360-degree out-the-window view. The facility also has an extensive video streaming capability for observation and control of distributed simulations and remote operations. The facility is used to develop new automation concepts and evaluate new ATC systems and related technologies. A Draft Statement of Work is posted with this synopsis. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item in accordance with FAR Part 12 using FAR Part 13.5 procedures. This procurement will be unrestricted, using full and open competition. The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 333316 and 1,000 employees respectively. This pre-solicitation synopsis is issued to replace the Request for Information/ Sources Sought Synopsis AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SIMULATION PROJECTORS - NNA15546900L posted on May 06, 2015. The anticipated release timeframes of specific procurement actions are as follows: Final Solicitation (RFP) release July 2015; Proposal due date August 2015 (30 days following issuance of final solicitation); and Contract Award anticipated August 2015. The firm date and time for receipt of proposals will be stated in the RFP. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over the Internet. These documents will reside on a World-Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA Business Opportunities page is http://procurement.na sa.gov/cgi-bin/EPS/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin= . It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any). All contractual and technical questions must be submitted via email to gary.a.shelley@nasa.gov Telephone questions will not be accepted.

66--RADIO FREQUENCY TEST INSTRUMENTATION EQUIPMENT SUITE

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published February 3, 2015  -  Deadline February 17, 2015
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This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for a Radio Frequency (RF) Test Instrumentation suite. The U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD) which operates out of NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) requires an RF parameter performance and spectrum measurement instrumentation equipment suite which must have a level of measurement quality, integration, portability, and ruggedness such that the instrumentation can be effectively utilized within the operational constraints of the T2000 Telemetry Trailer, as well as, the power, volume, portability, and mass constraints of in-flight, in-field portable, and ground based RF telemetry, research, and operational system environments. Equipment operation, data format, and analysis tools require compatibility with existing RF instrumentation for aggregation of equipment and exchange of data sets and analysis products required for joint operations. The equipment must support the following salient characteristics: - Highly integrated form factor and operational features consistent with mass, volume, power, and ruggedness constraints associated with flight and field portable use environments. - Specifications and measurements quality equivalent to bench instruments. - Highly integrated equipment and analysis suite including Vector Network Analyzer (VNA), Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Voltmeter, RF Power Meter, Interference Analyzer, Channel Scanner, AM/FM/PM Protocol Analyzer/Demodulator, and GPS based antenna coverage mapping. - Remote control, interface, and data access utilizing Ethernet. - Ability to store, share, and restore settings, measurements, and analysis results internally and through external media utilizing Ethernet and USB Delivery to NASA Ames Research Center is required no later than 30 days after contract award. Delivery shall be FOB Destination. This procurement is being fulfilled via full & open competition. The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 334515 Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals, 500 employees, respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. Offers for the items(s) described above are due by February 17, 2015 at 12:00pm PST and must be submitted via email to EMILY CHAN (emily.s.chan@nasa.gov ). Offers must include the following: solicitation number, FOB destination to this Center, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration (if applicable), taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL: http://server-mpo.arc.na sa.gov/Services/NEFS/NEFSHome.tml Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (JUL 2013), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference. If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled "Buy American Act -- Supplies," the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin. FAR 52.212-4 (SEP 2013), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. FAR 52.212-5 (SEP 2013), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable. NASA FAR Supplement Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 1852.211-70, Packaging, Handling, and Transportation (Sep 2005) 1852.215-84 Ombudsman (Nov 2011) 1852.216-78, Firm Fixed Price (Dec 1988), 1852.233-70, Protests to NASA (Oct 2002) The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htm l The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/o ffice/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm Selection and award will be made to that offeror whose offer will be most advantageous to the Government, with consideration given to the factors of proposed technical merit, price, and past performance. It is critical that offerors provide adequate detail to allow evaluation of their offer. (SEE FAR 52.212-1(b)). Offerors must include completed copies of the provision at 52.212-3 (AUG 2013), Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items with their offer. The provision may be obtained via the internet at URL: http: //farsite.hill.af.mil/reghtml/regs/far2afmcfars/fardfars/far/52_000.htm . These representations and certifications will be incorporated by reference in any resultant contract. NASA Clause 1852.215-84 (NOV 2011), Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi- bin/nais/link_syp.cgi . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any).

66--PORTABLE DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM - ACOUSTICS

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center | Published November 9, 2015  -  Deadline November 17, 2015
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NASA/ARC has a requirement to purchase one (1) Portable Data Acquisition System that is capable of acquiring acoustics data, over a wide dynamic range and at high sampling rates, to support DoD classified work in both wind tunnel and outdoor field testing environments. This product is to be delivered to NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation #NNA16568642Q for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, which is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ); quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Government intends to acquire commercial items using FAR Part 12 and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures set forth in FAR Part 13. All responsible sources may submit an offer. Any submissions by an offeror shall include descriptive literature (i.e. item brochure, specifications table) of the product submitted in order for evaluators to determine technical capability. Any submitted quote that does not provide any descriptive literature as stated above will be considered unresponsive and will not be evaluated for award. In order to be considered technically capable, the product must meet or exceed the minimum requirements listed in Table #1 of the Statement of Work (SOW). The detailed minimum requirements of this product and further information is provided in ATTACHMENT #1 Statement of Work. This is a 100% small business set aside RFQ. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 334519. Offerors must list this NAICS code (334519) in their company's SAM registration to be considered for award. Questions regarding this acquisition must be submitted in writing (by e-mail only) no later than November 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. (PST). It is the Offeror's responsibility to monitor this site for the release of amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this notice, the on-line RFQ and amendments (if any). Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. (PST) on November 17, 2015, to the Contract Specialist, Gary Shelley at gary.a.shelley@nasa.gov, and shall include a firm fixed price for each of the items, a proposed delivery date, warranty duration (if applicable), a taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors must include completed copies of the provision at 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certification-Commercial Items with their offer. The provision may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http:/ farsite.hill.af.mil/reghtml/regs/far2afmcfars/fardfars/far/52_000.htm . These representations and certifications will be incorporated by reference in any resultant contract. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htm The NASA FAR Supplement may be obtained via the Internet at URL: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/o ffice/procurement/regs/nfstoc.htm Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1, Instruction to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference. Please note paragraphs (j) and (k) that require all offerors to have a DUNS number and current SAM registration. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer, conforming to the solicitation, will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (1) Technical Acceptability and (2) Price. The technical evaluation will be a determination based on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information which is not provided in the proposal. The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions. The Government reserves the right to award on an all or none basis. Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items with their offer. If the offeror has already entered their representations and certifications at the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov, offerors are only required to complete paragraph (b) of the provision. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. Addenda to FAR 52.212-4 are as follows: Submission of Invoices (ARC 52.232-90), 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination, 1852.215-84 Ombudsman, 1852.225-70 Export Licenses, 1852.237-73. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified FAR clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment, 52.219-29, 52.222-3 Convict Labor 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons 52.223-11 Ozone Depleting Substances 52.223-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration 52.233-3 Protest After Award 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim 52.247-34 FOB Destination. The following NFS clauses will also be incorporated into the resultant purchase order: NFS 1852.215-84 Ombudsman. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html . Information about major upcoming ARC procurement actions is available at http://ec.msfc.nasa .gov/cgi-bin/eis/admin/admin.cgi?center=ARC
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