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David E. Steitz
Headquarters, Washington

Alan Brown
Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.

May 17, 2007
NASA Dryden Awards Facilities Maintenance Pact to Pride Industries
EDWARDS, Calif. - NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has awarded a sole-source contract to Pride Industries of Roseville, Calif., for facilities support and maintenance operations at the center, located at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

The contract has a base period of two years with two additional two-year options and a potential value of approximately $36 million if all options are exercised. The first two-year base period, valued at approximately $12 million, started April 1 and will extend through March 2009. Follow-on option periods, valued at approximately $12 million each, could extend the period of performance through March 2013.

The contract covers facilities operations, maintenance, improvements and repairs, minor construction, custodial and grounds-keeping services at Dryden, and includes both buildings and associated site infrastructure and utilities. The majority of services will be performed on a firm fixed price basis, with facilities repair and minor construction efforts performed on an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity basis.

Pride Industries is a nonprofit corporation focused on creating employment for people with disabilities. Some of the employees working on the Dryden contract will be people with severe disabilities.

NISH, of Vienna, Va., facilitated the agreement between Dryden and Pride Industries. NISH is one of two central nonprofit agencies that create employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities under the federal AbilityOne program, the highest preference program of contracting under Part 8.7 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

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