NASA Awards Ground Equipment Contract for Kennedy Space Center
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA has selected TJ Incorporated of Christmas Florida for a contract to provide the fabrication of electrical ground support equipment for Constellation and other space programs at NASA`s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Constellation Program was formed to achieve the objectives of maintaining American presence in low Earth orbit, returning to the Moon for the purposes of establishing an outpost, and laying the foundation to explore Mars and beyond in the first half of the 21st century. The Constellation program will build and fly the next generation Ares I and V rockets that will replace the Space Shuttle. The multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum value of $400 million during a five-year ordering period, with an option for a one-year extension. Besides TJ Inc, awards were also made in the electrical ground support equipment discipline to Engravers Metal Fabricators of Cocoa, Fla., Jackson & Tull of Seabrook, Md., and Spectrum Laser & Technologies Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo. Four other contractors were awarded contracts in the fluids discipline and eight other contractors were awarded contracts in the mechanical discipline. The contract covers all required management, labor, facilities, materials and equipment to fabricate, assemble, mark, clean, package, and deliver ground systems; test equipment; and other hardware for Kennedy Space Center. Electrical ground support equipment acquisitions under this contract will be competed amongst the four awardees as firm fixed price delivery orders.