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Press Release 94-32
Lori J. Rachul
(Bus: 216/433-8806)

NASA Lewis Research Center Awards a $70-Million Contract to an Elyria, Ohio Firm

Cleveland, OH -- The NASA Lewis Research Center has awarded Gilcrest Electric and Supply Company, Elyria, Ohio, a contract to provide technical and fabrication support services for Lewis' in-house research and development programs.

The initial contract award is valued at $2.5 million with the total, estimated contract value of $70 million. The cost-plus-award-fee contract will have a 30 day phase-in period, a basic period of two years and three one-year option periods for a total contract period not to exceed five years.

Services under the contract include assembling, installing, modifying and maintaining research test apparatus; preparing and processing of material samples, data taking, record keeping and other laboratory activities; and the machining, welding, wood modeling and sheet metal fabrication of research materials.

Award of this contract, under the small and disadvantaged business program, supports NASA's goal of awarding eight percent of its contracts to socially and economically disadvantaged groups.

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