NASA Awards Engineering & Science Contract

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2004

image A five-year contract to support engineering and science at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, has been awarded to Sverdrup Technology Inc., doing business as Jacobs Sverdrup. The contract has a total potential value of $1.15 billion.

Work under the contract will be performed at JSC, at facilities belonging to the prime contractor and major subcontractors. Services under the contract will be provided to JSC's Engineering Directorate and Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science office.

The services include: engineering products and services for the International Space Station, Space Shuttle and other spacecraft flight programs; design, development, certification and production of hardware and software for NASA programs; operation and maintenance of on-site laboratories and facilities; curation of astromaterials collections; research of planetary materials for planetary missions, the Shuttle and Space Station programs; research and development for new technology; and technology transfer and institutional support services.

The engineering science contract is a hybrid cost-plus-award-fee/firm- fixed-price contract. It includes a baseline effort; indefinite- delivery, indefinite-quantity effort; and a level-of-effort requirement. This hybrid contract has a total award value of $6 million, with a potential value of $1.15 billion over its five-year period, without options.

The baseline effort has a total value of $310 million. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity effort has an award value of $79 million with a not-to-exceed value of $600 million. Cost plus award fee and firm fixed price delivery orders will be issued under the indefinite- delivery, indefinite-quantity provision.

The level of effort has an award value of $220 million with a total potential value of $236 million based upon flex options. In addition, a 45-day phase-in period with a total firm fixed price value of $750,000 is included.

The prime contractor, Jacobs Sverdrup, will manage the effort from Houston. Major subcontractors include ERC, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala.; Barrios Technology, Ltd.; GeoControl Systems; Hamilton Sundstrand Management Services Inc. and Muniz Engineering Inc. all of Houston.

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