NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) is hereby soliciting information about potential sources capable of providing a fully automated wire-bonder (AWB) for packaging SiC high temperature integrated circuits (ICs) for aerospace applications.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (GRC) is seeking capability statements from all interested parties, including all socioeconomic categories of Small Businesses and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)/Minority Institutions (MI), for the purposes of determining the appropriate level of competition and/or small business subcontracting goals for the fully automated wire-bonder (AWB). The Government reserves the right to consider a Small, 8(a), Women-owned (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran (SD-VOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Women-owned Small Business (EDWOSB) or HUBZone business set-aside based on responses received.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334413 Semi-Conductor and Related Device Manufacturing – size standard of 1250 people.

No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on SAM.gov. Interested firms are responsible for monitoring this website for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

Interested parties shall submit a capability statement indicating the ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein. Responses shall be limited to no more than 10 pages.

These pages shall consist of the following:

1. GENERAL INFORMATION: A cover page which briefly describes your company and the types of services performed. This cover page must also include: the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for any points of contacts (POCs), the company’s address, CAGE Code/DUNS number, and the type of business demographic that applies (i.e. small business, large business, women-owned).

2. PAST PERFORMANCE: The Offeror shall also provide contract information on similar contracts over the past three (3) years. This information shall include: the name of customer/agency, types of services provided, type of contract, and total contract value. In addition, please provide any examples about your company’s capabilities to quickly and efficiently staff to rapidly changing requirements. Whether the contract was a prime or subcontract. If subcontract, please provide details regarding prime contract and your company’s role in supporting the prime contractor.

3. CAPABILITIES: Information describing your company’s capabilities to meet the requirements in the General Specifications.

All responses shall be submitted electronically to Tyler.R.Braden@nasa.gov and Stephanie.C.D'anniballe@nasa.gov no later than September 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST. NASA GRC intends to update this notice on https://sam.gov/ to announce future opportunities for NASA regarding this requirement.

Questions may be directed to the Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist Tyler Braden and Stephanie D’Anniballe at the e-mail addresses stated above. Please reference this Sources Sought Notice number 80GRC022AWB in all responses.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.

It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any). Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments (if any).