Acquisition Consolidates Goddard Support Contract

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Greenbelt, Md.-based Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT Inc.) said Dec. 8 that it had acquired from Bastion Technologies of Houston a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center engineering support contract originally worth up to $200 million.

Bastion was awarded the Mechanical Systems Engineering Services II/B (MSES II/B) contract in January 2007. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract runs through Feb. 1, 2012, and was worth a maximum of $200 million at the time of award. SGT will take over the contract from Bastion Jan. 1.

SGT was awarded the larger MSES II/A contract in December 2006, but NASA rescinded the award the next month following a protest from the incumbent, Beltsville, Md.-based Swales Aerospace. After re-evaluating proposals, NASA announced in March that it had again picked SGT, awarding the company a five-year contract to provide up to $400 million worth of engineering services to Goddard’s Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate.

SGT said in a Dec. 8 press release all current MSES II/B work as well as any future work will be folded into the MSES II/A contract.