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Large NASA deal for Qinetiq
« on: 11/23/2010 10:43 PM »
BBC news reports that NASA has signed a five year contract worth up to $2bn with Qinetiq for "engineering services" at KSC. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11810177.

Does anyone have any further details what this involves? Is this new, or continuing something they already do?

Thanks, Martin
« Last Edit: 11/24/2010 01:44 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Large NASA deal for Qinetiq?
« Reply #1 on: 11/24/2010 12:53 AM »
New contract supporting "new" engineering directorate.  Actually, "old" contractor, this part of qinetiq was formerly known as ANALEX.

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Re: Large NASA deal for Qinetiq
« Reply #2 on: 11/24/2010 01:44 AM »
Yeah, there was a release on this the other day I see:

CONTRACT RELEASE: C10-070

NASA AWARDS KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT

WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected QinetiQ North America of McLean, Va.,
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 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.

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.


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Re: Large NASA deal for Qinetiq
« Reply #3 on: 11/24/2010 02:08 AM »
So what does this mean in relation to existing arrangements with United Space Alliance at KSC? Is this to add, complement, or replace?

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Re: Large NASA deal for Qinetiq
« Reply #4 on: 11/24/2010 02:23 AM »
So what does this mean in relation to existing arrangements with United Space Alliance at KSC? Is this to add, complement, or replace?

Independent of USA.  USA is only on contract for the shuttle at KSC.

Key phrase "institutional capability"
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Re: Large NASA deal for Qinetiq
« Reply #5 on: 11/24/2010 03:10 AM »
Its the contract ASRC holds currently.

What'll most likely happen, is Qinetiq will re-hire most of the folk from the previous contract, just under new management.

Big win for Qinetiq and a big loss for ASRC and also Jacobs, who were the third company vying for the contract.

Not a lot else will actually change.

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Re: Large NASA deal for Qinetiq
« Reply #6 on: 11/24/2010 04:20 AM »
...and also Jacobs, who were the third company vying for the contract.

And who, IIRC, have a similar engineering services contracts at MSFC and JSC...

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Re: Large NASA deal for Qinetiq
« Reply #7 on: 11/24/2010 08:01 AM »
Thanks all.

cheers, Martin

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