Welcome to the CASIS Request for Proposals
Support Services for the Macromolecular Crystallization Program
Sponsored by CASIS
RFP No. 2016-001 | RFP Open Date: August 1, 2016
Notice of Intent to Respond Due: August 15, 2016 | Proposals Due: September 15, 2016
Microgravity has been used for more than 30 years to improve outcomes of crystal analyses through production of higher quality and larger crystals. To examine the readiness and requirements of this marketplace for a more commercial approach to crystallization on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) held a subject matter expert workshop in October 2015 with experts across the field of crystallography. The mission of this workshop was to outline the basic science requirements for a long-term crystallization program onboard the ISS National Lab, including accessibility and timing, flight and ground resources, education, and funding. CASIS is harnessing the information gained from the workshop and the ongoing support of this group to implement an ISS National Lab program for repetitive, low-cost crystallization in microgravity. The program will be known as the CASIS Macromolecular Crystallization Program and will provide a platform for discovery to users across many disciplines—commercial, other government agencies, academia, and private research.
The first step of this program is the RFP for Support Services for the CASIS Macromolecular Crystallization Program. This RFP will be geared towards existing partners and potential new partners intent on providing hardware and services capable of enhancing the crystallization opportunities onboard the ISS National Laboratory for the duration of this program.
More background information can be found in our MPCG Workshop Final Report, and video is available on our Protein Crystallization Program Workshop page.
CASIS staff have developed a step-by-step process to ensure potential proposers an easy, efficient submittal process. Please follow the steps below:
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SUBMIT A NOTICE OF INTENT TO RESPOND. The Offeror’s intent to respond to the RFP is due NLT COB August 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All responses must be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email must contain the following information: “Company Name; RFP #; and “Notice of Intent to Respond to ISS NL RFP”. In the body of the email include company POC (Name, Title, Phone, email).
SUBMIT QUESTIONS REGARDING RFP. A. The Offeror’s question(s) to the RFP is due NLT COB August 26, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All questions must be sent via email to: email@example.com. The subject line of the email must contain the following information: “Company Name; RFP #; and “Questions to ISS NL RFP”. In the body of the email provide an itemized list of questions, and company POC (Name, Title, Phone, email). Note: Questions received from Offerors will be consolidated in random order and an informational webinar will be facilitated by CASIS on August 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). (Formal webinar instructions will be sent via email post receipt of Offeror’s notice of intent to respond to RFP).
Click here to download Amendment 1 to Solicitation containing Questions and Answers as well as the Interested Parties List
Click here to download Amendment 2 to Solicitation containing the minutes of the webinar, links to the Protein Crystal Growth presentations, and extension of the Q&A period.
Click here to download Amendment 3 to Solicitation containing the final set of Questions and Answers received prior to August 26, 2016.
Click here to download Amendment 4 to Solicitation Amendment 4 clarifies use of GSA Federal Supply Schedules and the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SWEP) for Offeror pricing.
SUBMIT COMPLETED PROPOSAL. The Offeror’s proposal is due NLT COB September 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The preferred method of receiving proposals is via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email must contain the following information: “Company Name; RFP #; and “Response to ISS NL RFP”. The maximum file size is 25MB. If files exceed this limit please submit your proposal in separate parts e.g., Part I, Part II, etc. In the body of the email include company POC (Name, Title, Phone, email). Note: DO NOT submit any company brochures or marketing material. The Offeror may also submit their proposal via US Mail, Overnight Carrier/Hand Carried to:
Attn: Joe Kohlbrand
Ref: RFP #2016-001
6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 500
Melbourne, FL 32940
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