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” and “TERO Ordinance 01-85”.
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|N00006593C||Gemini North Adaptive Optics Bench||January 7, 2022||Bidders Conference|
October 28, 2021
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