Press Release

NASA Awards Wackenhut Agency-Wide Protective Services Contract

By SpaceRef Editor
June 25, 2009
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WASHINGTON — NASA has announced the selection of Wackenhut Services Inc. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to perform an agency-wide consolidated contract for protective services. The initial contract value for a possible 10-year period totals approximately $1.2 billion.

Wackenhut will provide fire services, security services, emergency management, export control, protective services training, and protective services information assurance and information technology security.

The contract is a performance-based, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract enabling protective services to be provided to all NASA installations under a single agency-wide contract. This consolidated approach will promote coordinated and efficient operations throughout NASA.

It is anticipated that 14 firm-fixed priced task orders will be issued under the contract. Each task order will authorize work to be performed at NASA locations throughout the United States. The basic period of performance will be for five years. The contract will contain five one-year option periods. The contract also contains an option to increase the maximum value by 20 percent, if needed.

The major subcontractor for the contract is Chenga Security and Protective Services of Ashburn, Va.

This selection is pursuant to re-evaluation of the proposals and a new selection decision ordered by the U.S Court of Federal Claims directing NASA to take corrective action relative to its initial source selection decision. Pursuant to the court order, NASA appointed a reconstructed source evaluation board, appointed a new source selection official, issued reconsidered findings, and made a new selection decision.

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SpaceRef staff editor.