NASA awards ELV support contract to Analex

NASA has awarded Analex the Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support (ELVIS) contract, which has a potential value of up to $163.7 million.

NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Centre has selected Analex Corporation for the award of the Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support (ELVIS) contract.

According to a statement, this is a new performance-based, fixed-price/cost-plus-award-fee contract to perform various integrated support services for the NASA Expendable Vehicle (ELV) Program Office located at Kennedy.

Under the ELVIS contract, Analex will provide a broad range of ELV support services for NASA requirements at Kennedy; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vandenberg Air Force Base and other launch site locations.

This includes management, operation and maintenance of facilities, systems equipment, as well as specified technical and administrative capabilities.

The contract covers responsibility for furnishing engineering services; performing safety and mission assurance functions; and providing communications, data and telemetry support.

The contract has a one-month phase-in period beginning June 1, 2002, to be followed by a three-year, three-month basic period of performance.

There are said to be two options of three years each for a potential nine-year, four-month contract term. The contract value for the basic performance period is $54.9 million. The potential contract value including all priced options over nine years, four months is $163.7 million.