NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contract and will satisfy requirements for engineers, scientists, and engineering technicians at Marshall and Michoud. The new contract begins Dec. 1, 2017, and includes a four-year base period followed by two two-year options that may be exercised at NASA’s discretion. The maximum potential value of the contract, including all options, is approximately $1.1 billion.
Services and skills will be provided across a broad spectrum of engineering and science disciplines for the purposes of design, analysis, development and testing. Services and skills applied to hardware development will be primarily for the purpose of development and optimisation of manufacturing and material processes.
Services and skills to be provided support the Marshall Engineering Directorate as well as other programs and projects across the centre, both present and future. The contract also includes support for NASA activities and other reimbursable work for which Marshall has responsibility, including support to the Department of Defense, and other government, commercial, or educational activities.