NASA Awards Contracts for Aerospace Testing and Facilities Operations

Apr 11, 2022


NASA has awarded a contract to Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California with support services for ground-based aerospace test facilities at the center.

Sierra Lobo, Inc. is a significant subcontractor to Jacobs on ATOM-4 and looks forward to continuing our support on ATOM-5.

The contract will also ensure that testing objectives are met, and related services are acquired for Ames’ aerospace facilities to satisfy research, development, testing and commercial needs for programs utilizing the center’s testing facilities.

The contract, Aerospace Testing and Facilities Operations and Maintenance (ATOM-5), supports a vast number of experiments in the ground-based aerospace facilities at Ames, including wind tunnels, high-enthalpy arc jet facilities, and the Sensor and Thermal Protection System Advanced Research (STAR) Lab.

The period of performance will include a 24-month base period, with three separate 12-month option periods.  

This is a hybrid contract for center wide use, with firm fixed-price (FFP) core management, cost-plus-fixed-fee (CPFF) core technical, and an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) component under which CPFF and FFP task orders can be issued. These contracts have a maximum aggregate value of $209 million.

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