NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE - UPGRADED ELECTRONICS FOR THE GREAT INSTRUMENT SUPPORTING THE SOFIA PROJECT

Agency: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
State: Virginia
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 63 - Alarm, Signal, and Detection Systems
NAICS Category:
  • 334515 - Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals
Posted Date: Jul 28, 2020
Due Date: Aug 11, 2020
Solicitation No: 80ARC020NOIJB
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE - UPGRADED ELECTRONICS FOR THE GREAT INSTRUMENT SUPPORTING THE SOFIA PROJECT
Active
Contract Opportunity
Notice ID
80ARC020NOIJB
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Department/Ind. Agency
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
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NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Special Notice (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-07:00) PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, LOS ANGELES, USA
  • Original Published Date: Jul 27, 2020 04:07 pm PDT
  • Original Response Date: Aug 11, 2020 04:00 pm PDT
  • Inactive Policy: 15 days after response date
  • Original Inactive Date: Aug 26, 2020
  • Initiative:
Classification
  • Original Set Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
  • Product Service Code: 5963 - ELECTRONIC MODULES
  • NAICS Code: 334515 - Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals
  • Place of Performance:
    Charlottesville , VA 22902
    USA
Description

National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Ames Research Center (NASA-ARC) has a requirement to develop and procure upgraded electronics for the German REceiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies (GREAT) instrument which is flown onboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft. GREAT is a one-of-a-kind astronomical instrument used to explore the infrared frequency range and identify elements that make up the universe. As commercial technology evolves so does the ability to expand the capability of this instrument. This upgrade to the Amplifier / Multiplier Chain (AMC) within the Local Oscillators (LO) will increase the range and reliability of the GREAT instrument. Virginia Diodes, Inc. have provided upgraded electronics for this instrument since 2007.

NASA-ARC intends to issue a sole source contract to acquire the items from Virginia Diodes, Inc, under FAR Part 6.302-1 “Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency 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 electronically via email to Jeff Brown, Jeffrey.s.brown@nasa.gov not later than 4:00PM on August 11, 2020. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this acquisition on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this acquisition on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government.

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

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Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • MOFFETT FIELD CA 94035
  • MOFFETT FIELD , CA 94035
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact


History
  • Jul 27, 2020 04:07 pm PDTSpecial Notice (Original)

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