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Presolicitation Notice - 59-- PACIFIC SCIENTIFIC CABLE CUTTER

June 11, 2014



Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 10-JUN-14

Office Address: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Langley Research Center; Office of Procurement; NASA/Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton,VA 23681-0001

Subject: 59-- PACIFIC SCIENTIFIC CABLE CUTTER

Classification Code: 59 - Electrical and electronic equipment components

Solicitation Number: NNL14515897Q

Contact: Robert E Quinn, Contractor Support Buyer, Phone 757-864-3054, Fax 757-864-7709, Email robert.e.quinn@nasa.gov - Sandra S Ray, Contract Support Buyer, Phone 757-864-1572, Fax 757-864-7709, Email sandra.s.ray@nasa.gov mailto:robert.e.quinn@nasa.gov [Robert E Quinn]

Description: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Langley Research Center

Office of Procurement

NASA/LARC has a requirement for Pacific Scientific Guillotines/Cable Cutters. NASA/LARC intends to purchase the items from Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company. Pacific Scientific is the manufacturer and sole provider for the required cable cutter. The guillotine types to be purchased have been in use at NASA Langley Research Center as part of the release system for full-scale crash testing for 30+ years. It is imperative the guillotine/cable cutters are compatible with the existing guillotine types. Use of another cable cutter would require performing qualification tests and re-qualification of the release system. It would take substantial duplication of resources and time for another source to provide the required cable cutters, and this additional expense is not expected to be recovered through competition. 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 12:30 p.m. local time on 06/16/2014. 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/pub_library/Omb.html [http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html ].

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/NASA/LaRC/OPDC20220/NNL14515897Q/listing.html


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