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Jacobs awarded $1.9 billion NASA contract for engineering, technology and science support at Johnson Space Center

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9 February 2013 – Washington, DC – NASA has announced that it has selected Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee, for an engineering, technology and science contract at the agency’s JohnsonSpaceCenter in Houston.

jacobsThe cost-plus-award-fee services contract has a potential value of $1.93 billion, including options. The contract begins May 1 with a five-year base period followed by two two-year options and includes indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task orders.

Work under the contract will support Johnson’s Engineering Directorate and Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate.  Services will include: engineering design and development; sustaining engineering; engineering analysis and assessment, technology development; test services; laboratory and facility operation and maintenance; planetary mission research; physical science research; and astromaterial curation. Contract services will be performed at Johnson and facilities owned by Jacobs and major subcontractors. It will be managed in Houston.

NASA programs and offices that will be supported by the contract include the International Space Station, Orion, Advanced Exploration Systems, the Chief Technologist and Commercial Crew and Cargo and Mars Science Laboratory science research and operations.

Companies that will support Jacobs on this contract include Aerodyne Industries of Oldsmar, Florida; HX5 of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Hamilton Sundstrand of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and Barrios Technology, ERC Inc., GeoControl Systems Inc., Oceaneering Space Systems and MRI Technologies, all of Houston, Texas.

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Source: NASA