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Spacecraft Science Research, Development and Engineering Efforts

Solicitation Number: NRL-14-SE01
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Office of Naval Research
Location: Naval Research Laboratory/STENNIS
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Sources Sought
Added: Oct 24, 2013 3:06 pm
Special Notice:

This is neither a request for formal Request for Proposals (RFP) or quotes. The Government will not reimburse any costs associated with the development and submission of materials in response to this request. There is no solicitation available at this time. However, should such a requirement materialize, no basis for claims against NRL shall arise as a result of a response to this Sources Sought notice or NRL's use of such information as either part of our evaluation process or in developing specifications for any subsequent requirement.


The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is searching for potential sources that are capable of performing the requirements set forth in the attached draft Statement of Work (SOW) titled "Spacecraft Science Research, Development and Engineering Efforts".

The intent of this RFI is to 1) gauge industry interest, capabilities and relevant experience to support NRL personnel in performing the task areas listed in the attached draft SOW.

Location of Work to be performed:

The primary place of performance is the Naval Research Laboratory- Washington D.C. 20375-5320

To aid industry in evaluating their ability to perform the requirement, the following documents have been attached and available at the link below:

1) Draft Statement of Work (SOW)
2) Draft Personnel Qualifications.

NOTE: It is anticipated that the final requirements may be in the form of a Performance Work Statement (PWS) which will include a Performance Requirement Summary with established standards; acceptable quality levels (AQLs) and a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)


The NRL asks that interested parties, at a minimum, supply the following information:

1) Name of Company and Point of Contact (POC)
2) Telephone Number, Fax Number, Address and e-mail address of POC
3) DUNS Number with Business Size and number of employees in accordance  with RFI proposed NAICS and PCS codes
4) Capabilities statement and relevant company and personnel experience in the task areas listed in the draft SOW and Personnel Qualification.
5) Whether or not the Company has a contract under Seaport-e or anticipates a possible contract award under GSA - Oasis
6) Please specify if subcontracting possibilities exist and/or if all tasks can be performed in house

Past Performance Information:

Please provide in the response a list of Navy, DoD or Federal contracts supported during the past 36-months with a brief description of the service provided for each contract. Only list contracts with effort similar to those detailed in the draft SOW.

Type of contract:

Award of a (3 to 5 year) Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with cost-reimbursable task orders or a Task Order under a Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) or is contemplated.

Please provide a list of assumptions, if any, which were considered in formulating the response.

Submission of Information:

All information and data received in response to this RFI marked or designated as corporate or proprietary information will be protected as such.

It is requested that the above information be provided no later than 4:00 PM (CST), 15 NOV, 2013. Responses shall be emailed to:

Please include "RFI NRL-14-SE01" in the subject line of your email response.

Contact Information:

Business/Contract related POC: Eric Sogard, email and phone (228) 688-5980

Other Business Opportunities

Other business opportunities for NRL are available at NRL's website at

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Posted Date:
October 24, 2013
Description: Attachment (1) Draft Statement of Work
Description: Attachment (2) Draft Personnel Qualifications
John C. Stennis Space Center
Building 1008, RM 217
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi 39529-5004
United States
Eric J Sogard,
Contract SpecialistSpacecraft Science Research, Development and Engineering Efforts
Phone: 228-688-5980