NASA Renews $2 Billion Johnson Contract with Jacobs Engineering
Jacobs Engineering Group has managed to hold on to one of the biggest support contracts NASA is expected to award this year. The Johnson Space Center Engineering Technology and Science contract, known as JETS, supports the agency’s major human spaceflight programs, including the international space station and future missions that would use the Space Launch System rocket and Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle NASA is building.
Jacobs was the incumbent on the predecessor contract. NASA received bids from Jacobs, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin and Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) before narrowing the field to Jacobs and SGT.
As the Houston Business Journal reports:
[NASA] has renewed its highly prized engineering, technology and science development and operations contract for key programs at Houston's Johnson Space Center with a unit of longtime contract partner Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., based in Pasadena, Calif.
Jacobs Technology Inc., based in Tullahoma, Tenn., will oversee the work. Bloomberg reports that Jacobs beat out rival Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md., to win the NASA contract.
The cost-plus-award-fee services contract, which will be managed in Houston, has a potential value of $1.93 billion, including options, NASA said in a Feb. 8 statement. The contract begins May 1 with a 5-year base period followed by two 2-year options.