March 23, 2012

NASA awards architecture, engineering services contracts

NASA has selected four Texas companies to perform architecture and engineering services at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

This will include work at Ellington Field, the Sonny Carter Training Facility and the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico.

The four contractors selected are HDR Architecture of Dallas and three Houston-based companies: PDG Architects; Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.; and URS Group, Inc.

These firm-fixed-price contracts have a period of performance of five years from the effective date of the contract, with no options. The cumulative maximum indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity value of the contracts is $49 million.

The services required will include feasibility studies; conceptual designs; preliminary engineering reports; budget estimates; and designs for alterations, new construction, repair and refurbishment projects. Selectees also will serve as the owner’s representative during pre-solicitation activities by issuing a certificate of occupancy for design-build construction projects.

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