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NASA has awarded the Mission Services Contract (MESC), which consists of five individual contracts, to four companies to support highly specialized spaceflight and aircraft management services within the Flight Operations Branch at Johnson Space Agency Center in Houston.

The combined maximum potential value of the contracts, including all options and incentives, is $103.4 million. The work will be divided into three segments:

The Baseline A segment covers information technology and related support services for NASA’s Aircraft Management Information System, which is an integrated, module-based, custom software suite that supports operations aircraft flight throughout the agency. Baseline A has a potential value of $27.3 million. It was awarded to SAIC of Reston, Virginia.
The Baseline B segment covers services and support for the Air Operations Branch Information Technology System and its previous legacy components. The potential value of Baseline B is $41.1 million. It was awarded to Rothe Development Inc. of San Antonio, Texas.
The Multi-Award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract segment covers specialized, highly specialized, and advanced research and development information technology not exceeding $35 million. This award is shared by ASRC Federal Aerospace Services of Beltsville, Maryland, Mathematical Research Inc. of Houston, and Rothe Development Inc.
All five contracts start on October 1. Base Contracts A and B are cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts, each with a base period of two years, a two-year option, followed by a one-year option. IDIQ multi-award contracts have a five-year ordering period, for issuance of fixed price task orders. The Baseline B and IDIQ scholarships were reserved for small businesses.

MESC contracts support NASA Johnson and external partners, including other NASA Centers, international partners, other government organizations, and affiliated commercial enterprises. The agreements can be used to meet the needs of other NASA centers in the future.

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