Space

February 1, 2013

NASA increases value of bioastronautics contract

NASA has increased the value of a contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The modification increases the not-to-exceed indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity value of the contract by $49 million, from $914.5 million to $963.5 million. This value is just a portion of the contract. The overall value of the contract with this change is $1.2 billion. Wyle has held the cost-plus-award-fee contract since May 1, 2003. The contract ends April 30. A follow-on competition, known as the Health and Human Performance Contract, is under way.

Services provided under the current contract support the International Space Station and Orion programs. Work includes medical services, research, technology development, engineering, operations and flight hardware development to support the health, safety and productivity of crews living and working in space. Wyle maintains readiness of facilities and laboratories and provides services for program integration, habitability and environmental factors, human adaptation and countermeasures, space medicine, flight hardware development and human research.

Work under the contract is performed at Johnson and Ellington Field in Houston, as well as NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M.

Major subcontractors include Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Barrios Technology Inc., Enterprise Advisory Services Inc., Bastion Technologies and Muniz Engineering Inc., all in Houston, and Futron Corporation in Bethesda, Md.

 




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