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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF MAY 04, 2008 FBO #2351
SOURCES SOUGHT

A -- HIGH GRADE LIQUID METHANE

Notice Date
5/2/2008
 
Notice Type
Sources Sought
 
NAICS
541712 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
 
Contracting Office
NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135
 
ZIP Code
44135
 
Solicitation Number
NNC08ZMA023L
 
Response Due
5/23/2008
 
Point of Contact
Ernest C. Mensurati, Contracting Officer, Phone 216-433-2727, Fax 216-433-2480, - Michael P Doherty, Technical Monitor, Phone 216-433-6641, Fax 216-433-8000
 
E-Mail Address
Ernest.C.Mensurati@nasa.gov, michael.p.doherty@nasa.gov
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) requires large quantities of high-grade liquidmethane to support cryogenic fluid testing, beginning in calendar year 2009. Anticipatedneeds are 3,000 gallons liquid methane per delivery, once a week for five contiguousweeks (test period), two or three test periods per year, for three to five years (90,000to 150,000 total gallons). Each five-week test period requires liquid methane to becontinuously available for 5 consecutive days, leaving balance of week for methanereplenishment. Methane grade shall be as per MIL-PRF-32207, Grade B or Grade C. NASA GRCis seeking information from vendors as to liquid methane delivery concepts meeting theserequirements. Helpful information includes: identification of vendors source for andprior experience with delivery of high grade methane, bulk storage (if required) atvendors facility, delivery/ drop-off concept for use on location at NASA GRCs SmallMulti-Purpose Research Facility, and retrieval/ replenishment. Rough order of magnitudecosts (per gallon/ per delivery) as well as anticipated terms of agreement are herebysolicited. Concepts that reduce NASA GRCs investment in storage infrastructure(stationary tanks, roadable dewars) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Responses to thisRFI are expected to refine a Request for Proposals for an Indefinite Delivery, IndefiniteQuantity contract.This document is for information and planning purposes and to allow industry theopportunity to verify reasonableness and feasibility of the requirement, as well aspromote competition. Prospective offerors are invited to submit written comments orquestions to: Michael P. Doherty, MS 86-8, no later than May 23, 2008.When respondingreference SOLICITATION NUMBER "NNC08ZMA023L". This presolicitation synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government,nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response.Respondents willnot be notified of the results.An ombudsman has been appointed -- See NASA Specific Note "B".The solicitation and any documents related to this procurement will be available over theInternet. These documents will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may beaccessed using a WWW browser application. The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/GRCBusiness Opportunities home page ishttp://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=22 It is the offeror'sresponsibility to monitor the Internet cite for the release of the solicitation andamendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their owncopy of the solicitation and amendments, if any.
 
Web Link
FedBizOpps Complete View
(https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=58ff3677bd953f2659a3721a557164bf&tab=core&_cview=1)
 
Record
SN01566184-W 20080504/080502220801-58ff3677bd953f2659a3721a557164bf (fbodaily.com)
 
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