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NASA Awards Contract for Test Evaluation, Support

NASA has awarded a contract to Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee, for continued test and operations support at the agency’s White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The Test Evaluation and Support Team 2 (TEST2) contract is a five-year hybrid, firm-fixed-price baseline with indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-award-fee and firm-fixed-price task orders. The period of performance for this acquisition is five years, from May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2021, which includes a two-year base period and three one-year options. The maximum value is $400 million. This acquisition is a follow-on contract to the current Test Evaluation and Support Team Contract. The contract will cover work at the WSTF and other locations.

Under TEST2, Jacobs Technology will provide expertise and infrastructure in the areas of: propulsion system testing; materials and components testing; hypervelocity impact testing; critical flight hardware processing and refurbishment; composite pressure systems testing and analysis; operation and maintenance of on-site laboratories and facilities, and emergency services.

WSTF is a component of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. A self-contained facility with medical, fire and hazardous rescue personnel, it tests and evaluates potentially hazardous materials, spaceflight components, and rocket propulsion systems for NASA centers, other government agencies, and commercial industry.

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Tabatha Thompson
Headquarters, Washington
Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston