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August 26, 2014

Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 25-AUG-14

Office Address: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Armstrong Flight Research Center; Office of Procurement; NASA/Code A, P.O. Box 273, Edwards, CA93523-0273


Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services

Solicitation Number: NND14523646R

Contact: James G Williams, Contract Specialist, Phone 661-276-2501, Fax 661-276-2904, Email - Robert Medina, Contracting Officer, Phone 661-276-3343, Fax 661-276-2904, Email [James G Williams]

Description: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Armstrong Flight Research Center

Office of Procurement

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (NASA/AFRC) plans to issue a sole source contract under the authority FAR 6.302-1 Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LMAC), San Diego, CA to provide specialized engineering and technical support for the X-56 Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT) Flight Activity. The contractor shall perform and assist in design analysis, systems engineering, simulation support, software development, hardware development, subsystem testing, engineering support, on-site field services, operations support, logistics support, pilot and maintenance crew training, and furnish aircraft operational support equipment and spares when not available from Government sources. LMAC, as the sole producer of the X-56 MUTT unpiloted aerial vehicles has the unique tooling, facilities, data and engineering support organization required to accomplish the requirement. Due to the proprietary nature of the intellectual property, LMAC is the only firm that can provide these required services and materials. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. Interested vendors may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact no later than 12:00 p.m. PDT on 10 Sep, 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 a response which shall be considered by the agency. Submittals should be made in writing to NASA/AFRC, P.O. Box 273, Mailstop 4811/140., Edwards CA 93523. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at [ ub_library/Omb.html ] . The NAICS Code and Size Standard are 541712 and 1,500 respectively.


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