Saturday, August 8, 2015

Unmanned Aerial Systems services contract at NASA Ames Research Center

NASA's Ames Research Center in California plans to issue a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Aircraft Related Services (ARS) contract.

The purpose of the ARS procurement is to provide services in support of the U.S. Army requirements for aircraft operations and maintenance as well as NASA requirements for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Ames Research Center. This procurement will support research, technical investigations, scientific studies, airworthiness activities, and flight operations.

The ARS requirements support the Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, a division of the Research, Development and Engineering Command/NASA Ames Rotorcraft Division and the Ames Aviation Management Office. This procurement will provide services in the following technical areas: mechanical systems, electrical/electronic systems, instrumentation, hardware fabrication, software, and data systems. The work will be performed primarily at Ames in Moffett Field, Calif.

NASA plans to issue the Final RFP Aug. 31 with contract award on Jan. 25, 2016. “This procurement will be for five years with a one year base period, one two year option and two, one year option periods,” NASA said in contract documents released Friday.

NASA is scheduling an Industry Meeting with the Contracting Officer and Technical Representatives to discuss the procurement and technical requirements during Aug. 10 through Aug. 12, before release of the RFP.

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