Request for Information - Flight Dynamics Support Services (FDSS) III

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
State: Maryland
Level of Government: Federal
  • A - Research and development
Opps ID: NBD00159433259562739
Posted Date: Sep 30, 2017
Due Date: Oct 20, 2017
Solicitation No: NNG17641750I
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 28, 2017 6:16 pm

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking capability statements from all interested parties, including Small, Small Disadvantaged (SDB), 8(a), Woman-owned (WOSB), Veteran Owned (VOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SD-VOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority Institutions (MI) for the purposes of determining the appropriate level of competition and/or small business subcontracting goals for Flight Dynamics Support Services (FDSS) III which supports the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD). The Government reserves the right to consider a Small, 8(a), Woman-owned (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran (SD-VOSB), or HUBZone business set-aside based on responses hereto.

The Navigation and Mission Design Branch and the Attitude Control Systems Engineering Branch within the AETD Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division at Goddard Space Flight Center are responsible for providing analytic and operational expertise for orbit and attitude systems, dynamics modeling, control analyses, and estimation and simulation of space vehicles. The branches create and maintain state-of-the-art analysis tools for mission design, trajectory optimization, orbit analysis, navigation, attitude determination, and controls analysis. The branches also provide the expertise to support a wide range of flight dynamics services, such as spacecraft mission design, on-orbit sensor calibration, launch support, and orbit operations. An active technology development program is maintained, with special emphasis on developing new techniques and algorithms for autonomous orbit/attitude systems and advanced approaches for trajectory design.

NASA is soliciting responses from interested parties in regard to vendor capability and interest. NASA is seeking capabilities from both large and small businesses for the purposes of determining the appropriate level of competition and small business subcontracting goals for this requirement. This RFI is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for the information submitted in response.

The complete draft statement of work for FDSS III is hereby provided as a point of reference. This document is for information and planning purposes only and is to allow industry the opportunity to submit responses describing their relevant capabilities for the FDSS III requirement. As stipulated in FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract.

Potential offerors are requested to submit information in the form of a Capabilities and Qualifications Statement that includes: (1) Addressing all of the functional areas outlined in the attached draft FDSS III Statement of Work and (2) Summarizing relevant past experience.

The statement of capability shall be UNCLASSIFIED. Companies also must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) ( to be considered as potential sources. Any information provided by industry to the Government as a result of this sources sought synopsis is strictly voluntary. Your responses will not be returned nor will respondents be notified of the results of the evaluation. The information obtained from industry responses to this notice may be used in the development of an acquisition strategy and a future RFP (if applicable). No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps. It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

All written documents shall be in Microsoft Word and shall be no more than 25 pages (8.5"x 11", using not smaller than 12 point Arial font) in length. A one-page summary shall be included with the capability statement(s), which identifies the company's specific capabilities that are relevant to the requirement. In addition, the summary should also include the following: Name and address of company, average annual revenue for past 3 years, number of employees, type of business ownership (i.e., Large Business, Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, 8(a) Business, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, and Veteran-Owned Small Business), affiliate information: parent company, joint venture partners, potential teaming partners, prime contractor (if potential sub) or subcontractors (if potential prime), and location of the business. The one page summary page will not count against the maximum page limit.

Given the potential scope of work, the Government is very interested in industry comment and recommendation for the most effective contract structure. Please provide a recommended contract structure of the contract for the requirements described within. Describe the reasoning behind your recommendations. Interested offerors shall address the requirements of this RFI in written format by electronic mail to Antwan G. Reid at and John C. Adams at no later than October 20, 2017 by 5:00pm EST. When responding, please reference FDSS III RFI.

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September 28, 2017
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Description: Draft Flight Dynamics Support Services III Statement of Work
Contracting Office Address :
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771
Primary Point of Contact. :
Antwan G. Reid,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 3012866843


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