September 17, 2003
First Contract in SMCDS Solicitation Awarded to InDyne, Inc.
NASA announced today the selection of InDyne, Inc. of McLean, Va., as prime contractor for its Kennedy Integrated Communication Services (KICS) contract. Total estimated value of the contract is approximately $190.7 million.
InDyne will provide communications services at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., in support of the Space Shuttle Program, International Space Station Program, Payload Carriers Program and Launch Services Program Office Payloads. Under the cost-plus-award fee/firm fixed price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, InDyne will also provide center-wide business engineering logistics, facilities management, hardware and software integration and development for voice, video and data communications.
The KICS contract, with a period of performance of approximately five years, is a small business set-aside and the first of the five work packages contained in the Space Mission Communications and Data Services (SMCDS) solicitation. SMCDS will succeed the current NASA Consolidated Space Operations Contract (CSOC). KICS will also incorporate the requirements from the Visual Information Technical Contract (VITC), and the telephone service requirements of the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN).
Other members of the InDyne, Inc. team include telecom affiliate Verizon Federal, Inc. of Washington and subcontractor Northrop Grumman Technical Services of Herndon, Va.
For more information about SMCDS and KICS, visit the following Internet site:
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