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June 30, 2004

Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston

Release: #C04-k


NASA has awarded the JSC Information Management and Media Services (JIMMS) Contract to Tessada & Associates of Springfield, Va. InDyne, Inc. of McLean, Va., will be a major subcontractor. The contract has a potential value of $175 million.

The procurement was conducted as a small business set-aside. Work under the contract will be performed at JSC and will provide products and services supporting the Information Resources Directorate and the External Relations Office. The types of services provided by JIMMS are media services, application services, writing, editing and graphics, information management, customer support, public affairs multimedia services, external relations and communications.

The contract is a cost-plus award fee, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity type with a basic three-year period of performance not to exceed $105 million. Two option periods are available and, if all are exercised, would bring the period of performance to five years, with a total contract value not to exceed $175 million.

The contract will assist in meeting the objectives of JSC's Information Resources Directorate and External Relations Office. It is being awarded to consolidate pieces of three existing contracts. The goal of this consolidation is to increase efficiency and provide effective products and services for JSC's internal and external customers.

More information regarding the JIMMS contract strategy, including background and history, is available on the Internet at:


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