Friday, March 24, 2023

NASA announces Wallops Range Contract

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), plans to issue a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for a Wallops Range Contract (WRC).

The principal purpose of the WRC contract is to acquire Wallops Range operations and maintenance; support services; training; command, control, communications, information, and computer systems services; testing, modifying, and installing communications and electronic systems at launch facilities, launch control centers, and test facilities; range sustaining engineering services, and ground operations support for the Range and Mission Management Office.

The space agency announced the WRC on Friday in a Presolicitation contract document.

“WRC services will be performed at multiple locations including NASA WFF, Poker Flat, Alaska, Bermuda, and additional locations as specified in individual task orders,” NASA officials said in the Presolicitation. “The WRC is a follow-on to the Range Operations Contract II.”

The contract will have a period of performance/effective ordering period of five years from the contract's effective date. The anticipated contract award date is June 2024. A 60-day Phase-In is anticipated and will be accomplished via a separate Firm Fixed Price Contract.

The current planned release date for the Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) will be in April. The Final RFP is anticipated to be released in July, with proposals being due 45 calendar days after the Final RFP is released.

An Industry Day meeting with potential offerors is anticipated two-three weeks after the release of the Draft RFP.

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