Saturday, March 23, 2013

NASA awards contract mod

NASA signed a one-year contract option with Jacobs Technology Inc. to continue manufacturing support and facilities operations at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The one-year contract option begins on May 1. With the exercise of Option 2, the mission services value increases by about $38 million, and the IDIQ potential maximum order value increases by $100 million for a new maximum potential contract value of approximately $477 million. The contract was awarded in May 2009. The contract will support critical operations under way at Michoud to advance the nation's human spaceflight endeavors, including work on the Orion spacecraft and modifications to manufacture the core stage of NASA's Space Launch System rocket. (Source: PRNewswire, 03/22/13)