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November 18, 2014
NASA Awards Aircraft Maintenance and Operations Contract

NASA has awarded the Aircraft Maintenance and Operations contract to Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama. The services will support NASA’s aircraft scientific research missions based at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Virginia.

This is a cost-plus-fixed-fee core contract with a cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) portion. The basic core and IDIQ contract value is $33.4 million and the basic period of performance will begin on Dec 21 and extend through Sept. 30, 2016. The core & IDIQ value of Option I is $37.5 million with a two-year period of performance and the core and IDIQ value of Option II is $24.1 million with an approximately 15-months period of performance. Including all options, the total value will not exceed $95 million.

This acquisition will have a 30-day phase-in period under a separate purchase order that will begin Nov 21. This contract was awarded under the Total Small Business Set Aside program.

The contractor will provide labor, material/parts and equipment to support a wide range of aircraft maintenance and operations support services. The aircraft are operated to meet both center and agency platform, research, and support aircraft requirements. The aircraft are located at Wallops, however, aircraft operations and maintenance support may be conducted at other locations as needed, such as during deployments for scientific research missions.

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Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

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