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ISS Commercial Resupply Services RFP
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), is pleased to release the Final RFP, number NNJ08ZBG001R, for the ISS Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) acquisition. This replaces the Draft RFP issued on February 28, 2008, in its entirety. The Final RFP is a solicitation.

NASA has incorporated key aspects of industry feedback on the overall commercial transportation procurement strategy through the Commercial Space Transportation System Request for Information issued in August 2007 and the ISS CRS Preproposal Conference on March 17 and 18, 2008, and written questions and comments from industry. Key changes made to the final RFP are outlined below.

  • Award task orders through 2015 concurrently with the basic contract award
  • Increase of the contract minimum to 20 metric tons.
  • Increase payment that may be made prior to ISS Integration from 20% to 30%
  • Decrease of the final payment of the mission price from 25%to 20%
  • Change in the Small Business points from 100 to 50
  • Clarification in mission success criteria
  • Clarification on one time configuration oversight and recurring production insight
  • Clarifications on past performance evaluations and questionnaires
  • Clarification of the On-Ramp criteria
  • New clause regarding liability during on-orbit activities (II.A.26)
  • New clause regarding use of government property, facilities, and assets (II.A.29)
  • New provision VI.A.16, Information Requested From Offerors Concerning Section IV.A.1 Minimum Requirements Compliance

  • The government intends to award task orders to fulfill the annual resupply demand requirements for calendar year 2010 through 2015 concurrent with award of the basic contract(s). The government reserves the right to issue the task order(s) after the award of the basic contract(s) and/or by issuing a Request for Task Order Resupply Proposal in accordance with the “Task Ordering Procedures” clause (II.A.5) of the contract.

    Enclosure 1 of this letter outlines the procedure the government will use to evaluate and award initial task orders. Enclosure 2 is a model task order. The evaluation of task orders is a separate evaluation from the basic contract award. For purposes of clarification to potential offerors, the information contained in the model task order in Enclosure 2 of this letter is the same information contained in Exhibit 1 of section IV, Evaluation, of the RFP. Offerors should provide the model task order for task order evaluation and award under separate cover from the basic contract proposal information.

    Questions Related to the RFP:

    All questions or comments must be submitted in writing by May 12, 2007, and shall not be marked as confidential, proprietary, competition sensitive, business information, etc. No questions of any nature or form shall be directed to any NASA technical personnel. Responses to questions will be provided in the form of an amendment to the RFP.

    Name: Sheela Logan
    Email: lakshmi.s.logan@nasa.gov
    Fax: 281-483-4214
    Attn: Sheela Logan
    Mail Code: BG
    2101 NASA Parkway
    Houston, Texas 77058-3696

    The current ISS CRS procurement schedule is:

    Past Performance Volume IV due May 27, 2008
    Proposal Volumes I, II, III due June 16, 2008
    Contract Award November 28, 2008

    Changes to the RFP:

    It is the Offeror’s responsibility to monitor the NAIS website at the following address for any changes to the schedule or posting of amendments to this RFP:


    The information provided in this cover letter is not intended to be construed differently from the information in the RFP. Should an apparent conflict in interpretation exist, the information in the RFP should be considered to take precedence.

    Original signed by:
    Craig Burridge
    Contracting Officer