NASA has awarded a contract to a.i. solutions, Inc., of Lanham, Maryland, to support the agency’s Launch Services Program (LSP) in providing end-to-end launch services for NASA and NASA-sponsored payloads on commercial expendable launch vehicles.
The Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) contract is cost-plus-fixed-fee, with an award-term option incentive and a provision for obtaining additional requirements on an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) basis. The base contract value is approximately $48.1 million, and the maximum ordering value of the IDIQ portion is $55. Including eight options, the total potential value of the contract is $387.6 million.
The contract has a two-month phase-in period that begins Feb. 1, 2017 followed by a 1.5-year base period extending from April 1 through Sept. 30, 2018. A one-year option period and seven award-term option periods are available, which would bring the total period of performance to 9.5 years.
Services under this contract include: supporting LSP with launch service insight activities through launch vehicle system engineering and mission analysis; providing launch site engineering support for mission planning, as well as launch vehicle and spacecraft ground processing activities; supporting LSP’s safety, reliability, and quality engineering activities; providing communication engineering support, along with operations and maintenance of NASA LSP’s communications and telemetry systems; performing technical integration services, information technology services, special studies, and other services as tasked; supporting LSP launch operations; and supporting NASA facility maintenance at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity portion of ELVIS 3 includes NASA facility upgrades, modifications, repairs, design work and construction required at Vandenberg.