Sub Becomes Prime on NASA ELVIS 2 Contract

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A.I. Solutions of Lanham, Md., said Jan. 11 it has been awarded a NASA contract potentially worth $138 million to continue providing program management and engineering services in support of NASA, the Defense Department and other government and commercial launch activities over the next five years.

Work on the contract, known as Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support (ELVIS) 2, will be based at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida but will also include work at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and other sites where the U.S. government launches satellites.

A.I. Solutions had been a subcontractor to Fairfax, Va.-based Analex Corp. on the first ELVIS contract, which like ELVIS 2 limited bidding to small businesses. Analex has since been acquired by QinetiQ North America, A.I. Solutions’ major subcontractor for the ELVIS 2 contract.

At least one other company, Cleveland-based ZIN Technologies, bid for ELVIS 2.

Under the contract, A.I. Solutions and QinetiQ North America will provide launch vehicle engineering and analysis; technical integration services; communications and telemetry support; safety, reliability and quality support; facilities maintenance; and information technology support for NASA, the Air Force and other launches, the company said in a press release.