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Space X Extension

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Apr 25, 2017
Category: Space Vehicles
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Mail Code: BG, Houston, Texas, 77058-3696, United States


NASA/JSC intends to extend the existing Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract NNJ09GA04B, with Space Exploration Technologies, hereinafter referred to as SpaceX for up to 24 months from December 2018 to December 2020. The base contract was awarded in December 2008 and has a not to exceed (NTE) contract value of $3.1B. This extension does not increase contract value. Rather, this extension provides an additional period of performance that will allow uninterrupted delivery and return of cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) with existing cargo missions. NASA/JSC has a requirement to perform all tasks necessary to ensure safe and reliable cargo integration and transportation to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The Standard Resupply Mission may consist of pressurized upmass delivery, unpressurized upmass delivery, or cargo return. Cargo includes both NASA­ owned cargo and NASA­ sponsored cargo and both pressurized and unpressurized payloads. The supplies to be delivered by terms of the contract include air, water, food, clothing, medicine, spare parts, and scientific experiments for use in the U.S. and International Partner experimental modules. The place of performance and launch site is identified in each task order. An interruption of contract performance would jeopardize the timely delivery of critical cargo. The statutory authority for proceeding with this acquisition under Other Than Full and Open Competition is 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as contemplated by the provision of FAR 6.302­1(a)(2)(iii), which states that full and open competition need not be provided when the services required by the Agency may be deemed to be available from one original source in the case of a follow­on contract for the continued provision of highly specialized services. The guidance also states that this exception is applicable when it is likely that award to any other source would result in unacceptable delays in fulfilling the Agencys requirements and substantial duplication of cost to the Government that is not expected to be recovered through competition would be incurred. Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract NNJ09GA04B will be extended under this authority. SpaceX was required to prove that their vehicle could successfully integrate with the ISS to deliver cargo. This seminal milestone took place under Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) agreements. Demonstrating successful ISS integration is essential to limiting NASAs risk of damage occurring to valuable cargo and/or damage being done to the ISS itself. SpaceX demonstrated successful ISS integration in April 2012. Hence, any party that is interested must have demonstrated successful ISS integration upon submission of any response. 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 12:00 p.m. local time on May 10, 2017. 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 1852.215­84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html.

Original Point of Contact

POC Yaranet G. Marquez, Phone: 2812448562, Tiffany Penner, Phone: 281.244.7894

Place of Performance

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, 77058, United States
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