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A--COMMERCIAL CREW INTEGRATED CAPABILITY

Solicitation Number: NASA-CCiCap
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office: Kennedy Space Center
Location: Office of Procurement
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NASA-CCiCap
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Presolicitation
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Added: Jan 23, 2012 10:01 am
The following information is preliminary and subject to change.In 2009, NASA began commercial crew initiatives to stimulate the private sector todevelop and demonstrate human spaceflight capabilities that could ultimately lead to theavailability of commercial human spaceflight services for both commercial and Governmentcustomers. Those initiatives focused on maturing designs of elements of a crewtransportation system (CTS).NASA intends to begin a new initiative, the Commercial Crew integrated Capability(CCiCap), to facilitate industrys development of an integrated CTS. This activity isexpected to result in significant maturation of commercial CTS . Facilitatingdevelopment of this U.S. capability is expected to provide national economic benefit andsupport safe, reliable, and cost effective transportation to Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). NASA intends to solicit proposals from U.S. space industry participants to mature thedesign and development of an integrated CTS which includes spacecraft, launch vehicle,ground and mission systems. Selected CCiCap participants will receive funded Space ActAgreements (SAAs) under NASAs Other Transactions Authority within the NationalAeronautics and Space Act, 51 U.S.C. 20113. NASA intends to select a portfolio ofmultiple CCiCap SAAs that best meet the CCiCap goals within the available funding.An Announcement soliciting proposals is currently planned to be released on or aboutFebruary 7, 2012, with proposals due approximately 45 days later. The award of multipleSAAs is planned for July / August 2012 with a base period through the end of May 2014. NASA does not intend to issue a draft of the Announcement but does plan to conduct apre-proposal conference within two weeks after release of the Announcement to discuss theCCiCap activity and answer questions. NASA will only consider proposals from U.S. commercial providers as defined by theCommercial Space Act of 1998. All questions, comments or other correspondence shall be submitted to the AgreementOfficer at KSC-CCiCap@mail.nasa.gov.Please indicate your interest in this Announcement by January 30, 2012, by submitting theinformation below to KSC-CCiCap@mail.nasa.gov. Your non-binding letter of intent shouldinclude the company name, point of contact, address, phone number, e-mail, and nature ofinterest as either a primary participant or team member. Potential respondents areresponsible for monitoring the Internet site below for the release of the Announcementand for downloading their own copy of the Announcement and any amendments. The Internet site, or URL, for the Kennedy Space Center Business Opportunities page is:http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=76 An Ombudsman will be appointed See NASA Specific Note B.This is not a solicitation for proposals and NASA does not intend to respond to questionsabout this synopsis at this time. As necessary, further information will be provided asamendments to this synopsis.
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NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center, Procurement, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
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C. David Shreve, Contracting Officer, Phone 321-867-3456, Fax 321-867-1166, Email david.shreve@nasa.gov - Rogelio Curiel, Contracting Officer, Phone 321-867-7498, Fax 321-867-3859, Email rogelio.curiel@nasa.gov

C. David Shreve