Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington
Cynthia M. O'Carroll
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Sept. 21, 2009
NASA Selects Engineering Evaluation and Test Contractor

WASHINGTON -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has selected the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, Calif., for the Specialized Engineering Evaluation and Test Services contract. The total value of this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity cost-plus fixed fee contract is $35 million. The period of performance is 18 months.

Under this contract, the Aerospace Corporation will provide specialized programmatic engineering and evaluation test services in its role as a federally funded research and development center of the U.S. Air Force. Aerospace Corporation will support activities related to project management, systems and discipline engineering as well as business and resource management at Goddard.

The contractor will provide on- and off-site project and multidisciplinary engineering services, independent testing, contractor on-site monitoring and independent evaluation of projects and programs. The Aerospace Corporation also will provide leadership or staffing for focused science and technology studies, advanced systems architecture, systems engineering and independent reviews.

Task orders will be issued for services performed in all aspects of mission and instrument development and implementation. Services include components, subsystems, systems, science instruments and observations. Task orders also will be issued for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite system engineering support and support for launch, ground system, spacecraft, and suborbital craft, including attached shuttle or space station payloads. Exploration vehicles or spacecraft to support the exploration program also are included.

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