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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

Jerry Berg
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256/544-0034)

October 28, 2003
NASA Awards Testing & Space Research Service Contract
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded a contract by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala., to provide propellants, pressurants and calibration services at the center.

The contract begins November 1, 2003, with a one-year base period, followed by four one-year options that may be exercised at NASA's discretion. It is a performance-based, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract with provision for buying additional materials and services on a flexible (as-needed) basis. It has a minimum value of $35.3 million and a maximum value of $38.8 million, if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. will operate and maintain MSFC propellant, high-pressure and cryogenic systems. It will provide valve and component repair and calibration services in connection with MSFC testing and space research activities. The company will furnish all resources, including management, supervision, labor, materials, tools and equipment, unless specific exceptions are made by the government.

A total of four proposals were received and evaluated. The contract supersedes an effort involving services, which have been provided by Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., of Huntsville for the past five years.


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