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Wyle Wins NASA Contract To Support Bioastronautics

Dolores Beasley
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1753)

John Ira Petty
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111

March 11, 2003

RELEASE: c03-f

NASA has awarded Wyle Laboratories Inc., Houston a five-year contract valued up to $474.3 million to perform a wide range of activities in the Office of Bioastronautics in the Space and Life Sciences organization at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston. The services had been performed under multiple JSC contracts.

This is a hybrid-completion form, cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) contract with Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) and Level of Effort (LOE) work. The base period is for five years, beginning May 1, 2003, with two option periods, the first for three years, and the second for two years. The total potential period of performance is 10 years. If both options are exercised, total value of the contract could be more than $968.9 million.

The purpose of the contract is to establish long-term, integrated support for the broad range of activities in the Johnson’s Office of Bioastronautics. The Office of Bioastronautics is responsible for the health and productivity of spaceflight crews, for the overall excellence of science on human space missions, and for the transfer of new knowledge for applications on Earth.

The work includes fundamental and applied biomedical research; biotechnology development; operational space medicine; clinical laboratories; behavioral sciences; human-factors engineering; spacecraft-environment monitoring and management; space-food laboratory; biomedical engineering; biomedical flight-hardware requirements, design, fabrication, and testing; payload and hardware integration with Space Shuttles and the International Space Station; and spaceflight operations.

The CPAF core-completion-form-tasks amount for the one-month phase-in and basic five-year period is about $95.2 million. The IDIQ effort will not exceed $350 million and the LOE work is estimated at $29.1 million.

For the first option of three years the estimated CPAF core-completion-form-tasks amount is about $64.8 million. The IDIQ for the first option will increase the not-to-exceed value by $210 million. The LOE effort for the first option is about $19.5 million.

The estimated CPAF core-completion-form-tasks amount for the second option of two years is estimated at $46.4 million. The IDIQ for the second option period will increase the not-to-exceed value by $140 million. The LOE effort for the second option period is about $13.9 million.

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