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Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

December 22, 2003
NASA Awards Technology Services Contract To SAIC
NASA has awarded the Unified NASA Information Technology Services (UNITeS) contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of San Diego.

The total estimated cost-plus-award-fee contract value of the UNITeS core requirements is $823.6 million. The UNITeS Indefinite Delivery/Requirements maximum order limitation is $500,000 per year, or $2.5 million. That brings the total contract value to $826.1 million.

SAIC will perform information technology (IT) management service functions agency-wide with the principal place of performance being the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Ala. Agency-wide services include the Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP), wide area network, IT security, and digital television. MSFC services include IT systems and services support for programs and projects for which MSFC is responsible.

The UNITeS contract, with a potential period of performance of five years, is the fifth of five work packages awarded from the Space Mission Communications and Data Services (SMCDS) solicitation. The UNITeS contract is a follow-on contract to the present Program Information Systems Mission Services (PrISMS) contract.

There are 15 major members of the SAIC team, which include IBM of Bethesda, Md.; Morgan Research Corporation of Huntsville, Ala. (a woman-owned, small disadvantaged business); and Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. of Columbia, Md.

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