Friday, August 30, 2013

Space-based Gravitational-wave Observatory telescope contract

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, Md., plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Space-based Gravitational-wave Observatory mission next month.

The purpose of the procurement is to build and deliver a feasible prototype telescope that meets the preliminary science requirements,” NASA said in contract documents posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website. “The resultant contract will support GSFCs Science and Exploration Directorate. This competitive procurement will result in a Firm Fixed Price contract. This contract will have an anticipated period of performance of approximately 10 months from the effective date. This procurement will be a full and open competition.”

The anticipated release date of the RFP is Sept. 12, with proposals due on Oct. 11.

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