Joint Polar Satellite System Cross-Track Infrared Sounder - Special Engineering Task Order Pool Increase

Status
Inactive
Published Date
November 16th, 2023
Response Deadline
December 1st, 2023
Location
Fort Wayne, IN, 46801, USA
Notice Type
Sources Sought
Solicitation No.
JPSS-CrIS-SE-Task-Order-Pool-Increase

Buyer

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTERGREENBELT, MD, 20771, USA

PSC

SPACE VEHICLE COMPONENTS (1675)

Summary

Sources Sought NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Joint Polar Satellite System Cross-Track Infrared Sounder - Special Engineering Task Order Pool Increase: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) intends to issue a sole source new work modification to increase the special engineering/launch support Task Order Pool to the Cross-Track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) contract, NNG10XA06C with L3Harris Technologies, Inc. CrIS is a key instrument currently flying on the Suomi NPP, NOAA-20, and JPSS-2 satellites. CrIS gathers information on greenhouse gases, primarily in the middle and upper atmosphere. Both CrIS along with ATMS provide essential atmospheric sounder information for weather forecasting. This modification will allow special engineering/launch support to continue for JPSS-2, JPSS-3 & and JPSS-4 and will increase the special engineering/launch support task order pool by 23,000 hours.

Description

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) intends to issue a sole source new work modification to increase the special engineering/launch support Task Order Pool to the Cross-Track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) contract, NNG10XA06C with L3Harris Technologies, Inc. CrIS is a key instrument currently flying on the Suomi NPP, NOAA-20, and JPSS-2 satellites. CrIS will also fly on the JPSS-3 and -4 satellites. CrIS gathers information on greenhouse gases, primarily in the middle and upper atmosphere. Both CrIS along with ATMS provide essential atmospheric sounder information for weather forecasting. As part of this contract, L3Harris provides on-orbit special engineering/launch support services to NPP, JPSS-1, and JPSS-2. This modification will allow special engineering/launch support to continue for JPSS-2, JPSS-3 & and JPSS-4 and will increase the special engineering/launch support task order pool by 23,000 hours. NASA/GSFC intends to issue the modification on a non-competitive basis to L3Harris Technologies, in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304 (c)(1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1, Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. L3Harris, Inc. has the combined training, experience, and expertise to provide uninterrupted mission-critical special engineering/launch support to JPSS. The required support is necessary to continue NPP, JPSS-1, and JPSS-2 launch instrument special engineering/launch support. Increasing the number of special engineering/launch support task order pool hours on this contract will allow for JPSS requirements to be met. Procuring these services from any other source would greatly jeopardize the success of critical and highly visible JPSS and CrIS requirements. The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on December 01, 2023. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on full and open competition bases, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omg.html.  

Contact Information

PrimaryROGENIA M.B. DEAN
Rogenia.M.Burton-Penderga@nasa.gov

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