Business

June 10, 2016
 

Boeing awards $200 million in space contracts to small businesses

Boeing has awarded $200 million in contracts to small businesses for work on the International Space Station.

Boeing is NASA’s prime contractor for the ISS.

The contracts were awarded under the Boeing Engineering and Technical Support Service program. The selected companies provide expertise in a number of areas including engineering, information technology, software development and mission assurance support. Recipients include S&K Global Solutions, LLC, Polson, Mont.; Barrios Technology, Ltd., Houston; ALATEC, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; Summit Technologies & Solutions, Inc., Alexandria, Va.; RVMTI JV, LLC, Cedar Park, Texas; and All Points Logistics, LLC, Merritt Island, Fla. Contracts cover the period of performance from October 2016 to September 2020.

During the first half of the government’s 2016 fiscal year, Boeing Space Exploration programs, which include the ISS, Commercial Crew and Space Launch System, purchased approximately $754 million in products and services from a network of 690 suppliers. Included in these purchases were contracts worth about $211 million awarded to small and diverse businesses.

“Supplier partners are critical to our growth and success,” said Mark Mulqueen, Boeing ISS program manager. “It’s important to Boeing and our NASA customer that we commit significant resources to growing our small business network through targeted outreach, mentoring programs and regular collaboration.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines – May 21, 2018

News Air Force secretary: China, Russia could shoot down new JSTARS on day one of a war – Even a new version of the Air Force’s JSTARS battlefield management and control aircraft would be vulnerable to being shot out of the sky during the opening salvo of a conflict with Russia or China, Air Force...
 
 

News Briefs – May 21, 2018

China lands bomber on South China Sea island for first time The Chinese air force has landed long-range bombers for the first time at an airport in the South China Sea, a state newspaper said May 19, in a move likely to further fuel concerns about Beijing’s expansive claims over the disputed region. The China...
 
 
NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani

NASA sends new research on Orbital ATK Mission to space station

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A May 21, 2018 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital ATK’s ninth contracted car...