AURA Bid Opportunities
The AURA Bid Opportunities website displays all pending RFB’s, RFP’s, and amendments issued by the AURA Contracts Office for the National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab). Through its five programs — Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), the Community Science and Data Center (CSDC), Gemini Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) and the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, NOIRLab serves as the preeminent US national center for ground-based, nighttime optical and infrared astronomy. The mission of NOIRLab is to enable breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics by developing and operating state-of-the-art ground-based observatories and providing data products and
services for a diverse and inclusive community.
AURA displays, on this website, the name and contact information of companies that have attended pre-bid meeting(s). This will apprise prospective subcontractors and the public which firms attended the pre-bid meeting(s). Interested sub-contractors may contact such firms for purposes of supplying subcontract prices. It is the bidder’s obligation to check this website to view and obtain copies of amendments and announcements related to the RFB’s.
Sample Terms and Conditions, and Sample AURA Contract. For projects on Kitt Peak, the following links provide information on important guidelines for work performed on the Tohono O’odham Nation. “Transaction Privilege Tax”, “TERO Ordinance 01-85″, and Waste Mgmt Code.
Bid Due Date
KPNO Dormitory Refurbish/Repair Project
October 26, 2022
Kitt Peak Fire Alarm System Project
March 1st, 2023
NOIRLab Exterior Painting Tucson Facilities
March 1, 2023
Rubin Observatory Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Program Evaluation
March 27, 2023
Kitt Peak Feeder Replacement (Phases 2&3) Project
April 25th, 2023
Kitt Peak AST/UST Project
April 12, 2023