NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., has awarded a new, five-year, cost-plus-award-fee contract valued at more than $41 million to Planners Collaborative, Boston.

Under the terms of the contract, the requirements will be stated in performance-based contract task orders and will provide a variety of professional and para-professional functions to various divisions at NASA Ames. Services primarily will be provided to the Center Operations Directorate and the Office of the Director. Business operations support also will be provided for the National Rotorcraft Technology Center, the Office of Safety, Environmental and Mission Assurance, and the Astrobiology and Space Research Directorate.

The period of performance is five years, consisting of a two-year base period followed by a one-year option and a two-year option. Planners Collaborative will begin its phase-in operations Dec. 1, 2003, with full contract responsibility starting Jan. 1, 2004 and continuing through Nov. 30, 2008.