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Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
Contracting Office
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 216, Greenbelt, MD 20771
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Cassandra K. Atkinson, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 286-8086, Fax (301) 286-1773, Email catkinso@pop600.gsfc.nasa.gov - Deanna E. Herschell, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 286-6640, Fax (301) 286-1773, Email herschel@pop200.gsfc.nasa.gov
E-Mail Address
Email your questions to Cassandra K. Atkinson
NASA/GSFC plans to issue a Request for Quotation RFQ5-72406-910 for Interplanetary Monitoring Platform-8 Ground Processing Software Development Work. This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). NASA/GSFC intends to purchase the items from Fundamental Technologies, LLC under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1), Only One Responsible Source. The contractor shall design and develop a software system that will ingest IMP-8 data files from one ground station daily and will time-tag and otherwise process those data and ancillary data into decommutated files to be made available for electronic access by four designated IMP-8 Principal Investigator Teams. The software system must accept spacecraft orbit information from Goddad Space Flight Center, in addition to the telemetry data from Canberra, in order to produce the needed output files. The output data files must exactly match in format and content the files the designated Principal Investigator teams had been receiving during IMP's previous operational phases. NASA Goddad Space Flight Center will provide to the contractor, as GFE, the computer processor and mas storage needed for this effort. The contractor will perform benchmark testing of the hardware/software system using GSFC-provided data originally acquired during October 2002. The contractor will provide technial reports including especially documentation of the software system. It was determined that operations of the 1973 launched IMP-8 be terminated in late 2001 as requiring greater resource expenditure than was warranted by the science value of the spacecraft as understood at that time. Subsequent to the termination, NASA/HQ requested that IMP-8 be reactivated to provide limited data in support of Voyager and Ulysses cosmic ray investigations. However, it was essential that all IMP-related cost be minimal. The Government intends 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. local time on March 26, 2002. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note "B". Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL: http://genesis.gsfc.nasa.gov/nasanote.html
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