Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded a
contract by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in
Huntsville, Ala., to provide propellants, pressurants and
calibration services at the center.

The contract begins November 1, 2003, with a one-year base
period, followed by four one-year options that may be
exercised at NASA’s discretion. It is a performance-based,
cost-plus-incentive-fee contract with provision for buying
additional materials and services on a flexible (as-needed)
basis. It has a minimum value of $35.3 million and a maximum
value of $38.8 million, if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. will
operate and maintain MSFC propellant, high-pressure and
cryogenic systems. It will provide valve and component
repair and calibration services in connection with MSFC
testing and space research activities. The company will
furnish all resources, including management, supervision,
labor, materials, tools and equipment, unless specific
exceptions are made by the government.

A total of four proposals were received and evaluated. The
contract supersedes an effort involving services, which have
been provided by Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., of
Huntsville for the past five years.