Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington                              
Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Dec. 21, 2011
NASA Extends Electrical Systems Engineering Services Contract
GREENBELT, Md. -- NASA has extended the ordering period and increased the maximum ordering value of the Electrical Systems Engineering Services (ESES) interim contract with MEI Technologies, Inc. of Houston.

This contract action has been implemented to sustain performance until the ESES II follow-on contract is awarded. It is anticipated ESES II will be awarded by September 2012.

The ordering period has been extended for six months from February 9, 2012, through August 8, 2012, with an option to extend for an additional three months through November 8, 2012. The maximum ordering value of this indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has been increased by $64.5 million to a total of $163.5 million, with an additional ordering value of $25.2 million to be added if the three-month option is exercised.

Under this contract, MEI, Inc. performs tasks necessary and incidental for the study, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification, and operations of space flight, airborne, and ground system hardware and software. This includes development and validation of new technologies to enable future space and science missions in support of the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Task orders issued under the ESES interim contract provide critical support to a wide range of NASA's GSFC missions and projects including: Global Precipitation Measurement, Magnetospheric MultiScale, Landsat Data Continuity, James Webb Space Telescope, Soil Moisture Active-Passive, Soft X-Ray Spectrometer for ASTRO-H, the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System, and others.

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