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Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) is a not-for-profit educational and research corporation operating the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) under Cooperative Agreement NSF AST-1519126 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), an agency of the U. S. Government.  AUI, under this agreement, operates, constructs and maintains astronomy research facilities at various locations in the United States and Chile as well as on the island of St. Croix.  Additional information about the NRAO is available at http://www.nrao.edu.

Below are Request for Proposal business opportunities being solicited by AUI/NRAO. For each RFP, there is a letter that describes the background, due dates, points of contact and other project-specific information. Beneath the letter are links for any attachments included with the RFP. Please follow the directions in each RFP if you are interested in submitting a proposal.


Request for Proposal - MAR-19-19:

Costed Concept Design for the ngVLA Antenna

The Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) is a project of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) to design and build an astronomical observatory that will operate at centimeter wavelengths (25 to 0.26 centimeters, corresponding to a frequency range extending from 1.2 GHz to 116 GHz). The observatory will be a synthesis radio telescope comprised of approximately 244 reflector antennas each of 18 meters diameter, operating in a phased or interferometric mode. This RFP is for an antenna conceptual design that satisfies the antenna technical requirements while minimizing the expected lifecycle costs.

RFP Letter - Costed Concept Design for the ngVLA Antenna

Attachment #1 - Statement of Work

Attachment #2 - Associated Universities, Inc. Terms and Conditions Exceeding $100,000 

Attachment #3 - Representations and Certifications

Attachment #4 - Antenna Preliminary Technical Requirements

Question Deadline: was October 11, 2019

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Proposal Submission Deadline: October 28, 2019 (5:00 pm MDT)