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Huntsville companies, UAB selected for space station contract

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected three Huntsville companies and the University of Alabama at Birmingham to provide research, engineering, and mission integration services for the International Space Station Program.

Axient, Tec-Masters, and Teledyne Brown Engineering are among the 11 companies chosen for the program.

The $478 million Research, Engineering & Mission Integration Services-2 contract will support the work of the International Space Station Program based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, NASA said in a news release. The companies will provide spaceflight, ground hardware and software, sustaining engineering functions and services, payload facility integration, and research mission integration operations services.

Each company will receive a multiple-award, indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed price and cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders. The seven-year contract extends through Sept. 30, 2030, with an option to extend through Sept. 30, 2032. NASA said.

The other companies selected are:

  • Aegis Aerospace, Houston
  • Cimarron Software Services, Houston
  • Consolidated Safety Services, Exploration Park, Fla.
  • JES Tech, Houston
  • KBR Wyle, Fulton, Md.
  • Leidos, Webster, Texas
  • Metis, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Oceaneering, Houston

The majority of the work will take place at contractor facilities across the country. Services also may be required at other NASA centers, contractor or subcontractor locations, or vendor facilities as requirements warrant.

The contract also includes a small business reserve, which was fulfilled by selecting Aegis, Cimarron, Consolidated Safety Services, JES Tech, Metis, and Tec-Masters.

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