Proposals, Quotations, and Bids, 1978-2001

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Consists of records which document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipments, and instruments for SAO. Materials include reports, correspondence, memoranda, handbooks, technical summaries, architectural and technical drawings, brochures and publications about vendors, evaluation checklists, summaries of proposal evaluations, summary data and conclusions, recommendations, proposal amendments, award letters, and benchmark information. Some materials are in electronic format.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1978
  • 1978-2001


  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Contracts
  • Astronomy


  • Manuscripts
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Architectural drawings
  • Pamphlets
  • Floppy disks
  • Compact discs

Local number

SIA RS00113

Physical description

31 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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