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Solicitation Number: 103-2012
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office: Goddard Space Flight Center
Location: Office of Procurement
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Added: Jan 04, 2012 11:32 am
NASA GSFC is seeking a star tracker and electronics (further noted as star trackersystem) for the pointing system. The potential GSFC NICER mission is designed to meet thescience goals as currently understood.The NICER mission is one of five selections from responses to the Explorer Missions ofOpportunity (MOO). Following is the description provided in the Explorer 2011Announcement:Neutron star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) Keith Gendreau, PI, Goddard -- Thismission would place an X-ray timing instrument on the International Space Station (ISS)to explore the exotic states of matter within neutron stars and reveal their interior andsurface compositions. Following selection NASA released the Explorer 2011 Guidelines and Criteria for the PhaseA Concept Study. Concept Study Reports (CSR) are due on September 21, 2012. Teams areresponsible for the content and quality of the CSR, site visit preparations, andresponses to weaknesses and questions.This partnership opportunity is being issued to select a partner to provide star trackersystem technical, cost and heritage details to be included in the NICER mission conceptfor entry into Phase B and to provide the star tracker system, as part of the pointingsystem should the mission continue through Phase F. Responses will be treated asproprietary information and controlled as such.The respondents shall deliver an electronic and hardcopy version of the requestedinformation in a presentation format. Final presentation packages must be received by 4PM EST on February 7, 2012. Please provide 5 hardcopies and one DVD or CD of thepresentation and deliver them to:Julie Thienel NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 101 building 8, Room 321 Greenbelt,MD 20771 Email: Julie.thienel@nasa.govPhone: 301-614-7016GSFC plans to make selection based on the submitted materials only.There will be no exchange of funds between the teaming partners for the portion of thispartnership opportunity dealing with the preparation of the CSR. Full funding will beavailable for subsequent phases, beginning in Phase B, should the mission be selected forthose additional phases. The selected partner is expected to use their own internalfunds to support the preparation of the CSR.This solicitation/synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government norwill the Government pay for the information solicited. An ombudsman has been appointed.See Internet Note B. The documents for this partnership opportunity will be inMicrosoft Office Suite (Word 6.0, Excel 5.0, or PowerPoint 4.0) format and will reside ona World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application. TheWWW address, or URL, of the NASA/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is . It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this site for the release of the PartnershipOpportunity Document and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible fordownloading their own copy of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments, ifany. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the followingURL: .
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Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
January 4, 2012
Description: Partnership Opportunity Document for 103- 2012
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.S, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Dona D Vanterpool, Contracting Officer, Phone 301-286-7905, Fax 301-286-1773, Email

Dona D Vanterpool