NASA has selected QinetiQ North America of McLean, Va. and its teammates including MSM Group Inc. of Fairview Park, Ohio, to provide engineering services and products at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The new-cost-plus award fee contract begins on March 1, 2011. It has a five-year base period with three, one-year option periods. The maximum potential value of the contract is approximately $1.959 billion.
Under the contract, QinetiQ North America and its team will support an institutional capability for the engineering development of ground systems and equipment for handling, testing, servicing and other ground processing of launch vehicles, spacecraft and payloads. MSM Group Inc. will support the QinetiQ team by providing their iSite® suite of task management and financial reporting software. “It is truly a pleasure to be working with such a great company on this exciting opportunity at NASA Kennedy Space Center”, said MSM Group CEO Kevin M. McQuade.
We’re very pleased that NASA has decided to continue and expand our long relationship. We are proud to be a part of the NASA team at the Kennedy Space Center,” said Dr. Stephen Cambone, President of QinetiQ North America’s Mission Solutions Group. MSM Group Inc. has developed proprietary time and expense software, web based project management portals, and end-to-end integrated accounting solutions that serve the local contractor community. These solutions enable NASA contractors to focus on their core technical capabilities while at the same time, delivering enterprise – wide solutions in an extremely cost-effective manner. The contract provides spaceflight systems engineering and analysis of launch vehicle and spacecraft-payload systems and subsystems. It also performs science and technology development to address Kennedy and the agency’s future operational needs.
Additionally, it will provide maintenance and operations at assigned laboratories, developmental shops and crosscutting technical services.