GeoXO Ocean Color (OCX) Instrument Implementation

Subject: GeoXO Ocean Color (OCX) Instrument Implementation
Solicitation Number: 80GSFC23R0014
Notice Type: PRESOL
NAICS: 336414
Notice Published: 09-21-23
Response Due: 10-16-23

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Contact: Darlene Harkins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: GREENBELT, MD 20771

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This an amendment to the final RFP. Please see Amendment 1 attachments. You are invited to submit a proposal in response to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Centers Geostationary Extended Observations(GeoXO) Ocean Color (OCX) Instrument Implementation solicitation. OCX is a hyperspectral, UVthrough infrared, passive imaging radiometer used to measure environmental data as part of a 3-axis stabilized, geostationary weather satellite system. Ocean color observations from geostationaryorbit will provide critical data for ecological forecasters, marine resource managers, fisheries,health departments, water treatment managers, commerce, and recreational industries. OCX willprovide daily observations of ocean biology, chemistry, and ecology to assess ocean productivity, ecosystem change, coast and inland water quality, and hazards like harmful algal blooms. NASA will conduct this acquisition as a full and open competition. The North American IndustryClassification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 336414 and the small business size standardis 1,250 employees. This competitive acquisition will result in a Cost-Plus-Award Fee (CPAF) hardware contract for thedevelopment of two Flight Models (FM) and two options, for additional OCX FMs. The anticipatedperiod of performance for this contract includes support for 10 years of on-orbit operations and 5years of on-orbit storage, for a total of 15 years for each FM. The anticipated contract award date is March 31, 2024. The contract will be performed onsite atNASA Goddard Space Flight Center and offsite at the Contractors facilities. Potential offerors should pay close attention to all solicitation instructions; however, thefollowing requirements list is summarized to assist in proposal development. Please note that thislist is not exhaustive, and the solicitation terms and conditions and provisions in sections L andM take precedence. 1. Section H.14, Special Task Support Requirements of the RFP specifies that the Government may order special study tasks under the resultant hardware contract for risk reduction and mitigation activities. The clause includes a plug number of $25,000,000 that eachofferor can use for planning purposes. 2. Section L. 11 GSFC52.215-203 Offer Volume (APR 2020) of the RFP specifies: If the offeror is involved in an impending or already consummated corporate transaction such as anacquisition, or merger with another company, or restructuring, whether announced publicly or not,the Offeror must provide information to convey any potential impacts of that corporate transaction on its proposal and any subsequent contract that may be awarded. This list is not intended to cover all changes nor describe all RFP requirements. Offerors shouldcarefully review the RFP in its entirety. Below is a list of the Source Selection Authority (SSA) and voting members along with theirassociated NASA Goddard Space Flight Center organizational codes, for the Source Evaluation Board(SEB). The names provided are for informational purposes only and other than the ContractingOfficer, Darlene Harkins, these individuals shall not be contacted regarding this acquisition. The Government may change personnel associated with this acquisition at its discretion. SSA Cynthia Simmons, Code 400 Voting Members Kevin Tewey, Code 418 Kuiana Carson, Code 383 Amir Ibrahim, Code 616 Alexander Krimchansky, Code 590 Vincent E. Roback, LARC-D208 Offerors are required to have a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code that matches thecorporate address submitted with its proposal. Offerors are encouraged to refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provision 52.215-1,INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORSCOMPETITIVE ACQUISITION, in particular paragraph (f)(4) which discusses the Governments right to award a contract without discussions. In order to control and protect sensitive data owned by the Government and its Contractors, NASApolicy required all acquisition-related documents be released in Adobe Portable Document Format(PDF). Documents related to this acquisition, including this letter, the solicitation, attachments,exhibits, any amendments and links to online reference/technical/bidders library will be attainableelectronically from the World Wide Web through the Government-wide point of entry website Potential Offerors are requested to periodically monitor the websites for updates. NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) clause 1852.215-84, OMBUDSMAN, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman forthis acquisition can be found at: This RFP does not commit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to pay any proposal preparation costs, nor does it obligate NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to procure or contract forthese services. This request is not an authorization to proceed and does not authorize payment forany changes incurred by the offeror for performing any of the work called for in this solicitation. Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation shall be due no later than October 16, 2023,at 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. Proposal Marking and Delivery Through NASAs EFSS Box isincluded in the solicitation: Proposals for this solicitation are required to be submitted throughNASAs Enterprise File Sharing and Sync Box (EFSS Box), a FedRAMP Moderate certified platform. Potential offerors, especially those that have not previously submitted a proposal utilizing NASAsEFSS Box, are encouraged to review the solicitation instruction entitled Electronic ProposalDelivery - Proposal Marking and Delivery Through NASAs EFSS Box which provides instructionsrelated to the submission of proposal via EFSS Box. Offerors are encouraged to check with their corporate IT staff to determine if there are firewall restrictions that would need to be addressedprior to the submission of proposal files through NASAs EFSS Box. In accordance with NFS 1815.201(f), a Blackout Notice has been issued to NASA personnel. Allinquiries/communications pertaining to this acquisition shall be directed only to the ContractingOfficer listed below. All questions regarding this RFP should be submitted in writing, electronically to Darlene Harkins,Contracting Officer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before October 16, 2023. Offerors areencouraged to submit questions as soon as possible for consideration. Thank you for your support. We look forward to receiving your proposals.