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Request for Proposal for the TMT Giant Steerable Science Mirror Cost Estimate – Submission Date: October 5, 2012


Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for the Giant Steerable Science Mirror (aka the Tertiary Mirror System) – Submission Date: October 5, 2012

The TMT Project (“TMT”) is requesting proposals regarding a Cost Estimate for its Giant Steerable Science Mirror. Specifically, TMT is asking Respondents to offer cost estimates in accordance with the specifications and instructions provided in the RFP instructions. Qualified Respondents who are interested in providing the requested cost estimate to TMT will find the RFP on this web page. 
Please note that the RFP, its exhibits and references are subject to change. The information in the RFP is provided for the sole purpose of enabling Respondents to respond to this RFP.
All updates, clarifications or modifications to this RFP will be posted on this website. TMT requests that each Respondent notifies TMT of its interest and monitors our website ( for changes.
On behalf of the TMT Project, we thank you for your interest in the Giant Steerable Science Mirror and look forward to receiving your proposal.
Please direct all business and contract questions to the TMT Senior Contracts Specialist, Pratheep Eamranond ( by September 14, 2012 – 5PM Pacific Time.
Please direct all Technical questions to Ms. Virginia Ford ( and Mr. Larry Stepp (  
The TMT Project