Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Sept. 30, 2009
NASA Modifies Life Sciences Services Contract
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA is extending the Life Science Services contract at Kennedy Space Center held by Dynamac Corporation of Rockville, Md., for an additional one year, three months and increasing its value.

The potential estimated increase value of the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is $9.7 million and begins Oct. 1. The base extension value is $8.1 million with three, one month options totaling about $1.6 million.

The contract's additional period of performance allows Dynamac Corporation to continue to provide a space experiment and processing laboratory at Kennedy, known as the Space Life Sciences Lab, maintain and operate this laboratory, conduct critical life sciences and technology development tasks and perform biological payload integration and processing in support of the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Constellation Programs.

Some of the effort under the existing contract is expected to transition to the Medical and Environmental Services Contract on Oct. 1. However, the remainder of the requirements being supported under this contract will not be transitioned until the Exploration Ground Launch Services contract and the Engineering Services Contract are awarded in the fall of 2010.

The original period of performance for the Life Science Services contract was seven years, nine months, which ends Sept. 30. The total original contract value was $123.6 million. The revised potential contract value is $133.3 million.

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