SAIC wins NASA assurance and engineering contract
NASA has announced that Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has landed the space agency’s US$292 million Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering Contract (SMAEC) II.
SMAEC II is a single award, cost-plus-award-fee contract that includes core, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, and level of effort elements and begins on 1 June, with a two-year base period, followed by two two-year options.
The contract will provide the following elements in support of NASA programs and projects at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico:
- Safety engineering;
- Reliability engineering;
- Quality engineering;
- Quality assurance; and
- Software assurance.
These programs and projects include the International Space Station, Orion and Commercial Crew Programs, and the Extravehicular Activity Project Office.
Services "also may be provided at other NASA centres, US government facilities, contractor or subcontractor locations, or vendor facilities as provided in the statement of work, or as specified in the issued task orders", according to NASA's statement on the contract.
SAIC is based in Reston, Virginia, and is a technology integrator that aims to solve the US' "most complex modernisation and readiness challenges across the defence, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets", with a "robust portfolio" of offerings including high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training.
SAIC employs over 23,000 personnel throughout the US, with an estimated 55 per cent of its business conducted with the US Department of Defense.
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