The Exploration and Space Communications Project Division within NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center seeks industry input regarding its intent to decouple into separate vehicles the two requirements covered by the Space Exploration Network Service and Evolution indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
The SENSE IDIQ currently provides for the operation, maintenance and sustainment of the Near Space Network and other government projects and assets, and the implementation of Space Exploration, Communications and Navigation capabilities, according to a request for information posted Tuesday on SAM.gov.
Under the envisioned decoupling, NSN O&M&S would be covered by a single award contract, whose scope would include the provision of communication and navigation services to NSN customers, spectrum management, mission analysis and integration services.
On the other hand, Space Exploration, Communications and Navigation capability implementation would be covered by multiple-award contracts, with catalogs of providers being established for each implementation category under the solicitation.
Vendors that can meet NASA’s requirements are called upon to submit capability statements in response to the RFI.
Submissions should be sent in no later than Nov. 30.