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NASA Launch Services II 2018 On-Ramp

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Jun 07, 2018
Category: Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 32899, United States


The NASA Launch Services (NLS) II Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued on September 4, 2009, and remains open for a period of fifteen years from the effective date through the use of an innovative on-ramp provision found in Section C, Clause 2.0. The NLS II contracts ordering period remains valid through June 30, 2025. The RFP has resulted in the award of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task order contracts to United Launch Services, LLC., Orbital Sciences Corporation, and Space Exploration Technologies. Each August during the life of the solicitation, or at any other time established via synopsis, the Government will accept proposals from new launch service providers for IDIQ contracts and proposals from existing IDIQ contractors for additional launch services. Launch services proposed under the NLS II solicitation shall only include launch vehicles capable of being certified to risk mitigation Category 2 and 3 in accordance with NASA Policy Directive 8610.7D Launch Services Risk Mitigation Policy for NASA-Owned and/or NASA-Sponsored Payloads/Missions. These launch services, at a minimum, shall be capable of delivering a 250kg payload to orbit at an altitude of 200km and a launch inclination of 28.5 degrees. This acquisition is restricted to domestic sources. Minimum contract requirements will be set forth in Attachment E3, Paragraph 1.0 of the NLS II RFP if released. Specifically, in addition to the launch vehicle requirements described above, offerors must be domestic launch service providers and must be AS9100 certified by the time of proposal submission. Based on NASAs knowledge of the current U.S. domestic launch service marketplace, it is not anticipated that any new or existing offerors will have a launch vehicle to on-ramp during the 2018 NLS on-ramp period. Based on this, NASA does not anticipate releasing a solicitation revision to request proposals for a 2018 on-ramp. It is requested that any interested party notify NASA in writing no later than June 22, 2018, of your intent to submit a proposal during this on-ramp period as well as a description of the launch vehicle configuration(s) you intend to propose and current flight manifest. If no viable responses are received, NASA will not conduct a 2018 NLS on-ramp. Should NASA decide to release an RFP revision for the 2018 on-ramp based on feedback from this synopsis, it is anticipated that proposals will be due on or around July 27, 2018. An ombudsman has been appointed in accordance with NFS 1852.215-84.

Original Point of Contact

POC Didetsa C. Vazquez Soto, Phone: 3218677121

Place of Performance

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