For release: 09/25/02
Release #: 02-240
NASA selects minority-owned firm to construct space flight products
The Marshall Center has awarded a contract to Sierra Lobo Inc., a small, minority-owned enterprise based in Fremont, Ohio, to provide fabrication of research and development space flight and associated hardware in connection with Marshall projects. The work will begin Oct. 1, and include such projects as components and hardware integration for the International Space Station Environmental Control & Life Support System.
The contract begins Oct. 1, 2002, with a one-year base period, followed by four one-year options that may be exercised at NASA's discretion. It is a performance-based, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract with an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) provision. If required, the IDIQ provision provides for additional manufacturing capacity or capability. The contract has a minimum value of $29 million and a maximum value of up to $33 million if all options are exercised.
Under the contract Sierra Lobo, Inc., will operate a high-precision machine shop capable of performing a wide range of R&D fabrication and assembly work. This activity includes such things as components and hardware integration for the International Space Station Environmental Control & Life Support System. In addition, Sierra Lobo will provide work planning, inspection and production control, as well as associated tool-crib, controlled storage-room and tool-room bar-coding operations.
The procurement was handled under a Small Business Administration program that limits competition to small and disadvantaged businesses certified under the 8(a) program.
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