NASA Solicitation: Deutsch Connectors Contacts and Tooling for Space Application Research Study


Synopsis - Mar 30, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ12430286R
Posted Date: Mar 30, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 30, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Apr 09, 2012
Current Response Date: Apr 09, 2012
Classification Code: 59 -- Electrical and electronic equipment components
NAICS Code: 334417
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH

Description

NASA/JSC has a requirement for DEUTSCH CONNECTORS, CONTACTs and TOOLING FOR SPACE APPLICATION RESEARCH STUDY.

NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from Deutsch Engineered Connecting Devices Inc. Procurement of these connectors, contacts and tooling allows NASA/ Johnson Space Center to study and learn weight reduction techniques by making cables lighter in spacecrafts. Deutsch manufacture contacts that will help the Government to meet weight reduction research and reduce cost, thereby eliminating complexities of design and developmentof the technology in house. Deutsch is the only manufacturer of commercially available contact pins developed for copper clad aluminum wires used in Airbus aircraft, and has the unique technolgy which is particularly developed for aerospace grade copper clad aluminum wires. This contact technology is proprietary to Deutsch and is not available from any other vendor. These connector and contacts will only be used for research and will not be used for flight.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to latoy.j.jones@nasa.gov not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on April 09, 2012. 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 a full and open competition basis, 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/Omb.html .

Point of Contact

Name: LaToy J. Jones
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-8023
Fax: 281-483-4066
Email: latoy.j.jones@nasa.gov

Name: Keith D Hutto
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-4165
Fax: 281-244-5331
Email: keith.d.hutto@nasa.gov

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