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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NASA Awards Huntsville Operations Support Center Services Contract

Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington                          

Kimberly Newton
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected COLSA Corp. of Huntsville, Ala., for its Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract. The estimated value of the contract, including all options, is approximately $94.6 million.

COLSA will provide engineering, operations and maintenance, system development services and tools for the International Space Station and other program and project mission services.

The HOSC services contract has a potential period of performance of five years and is a small business set-aside. The contract begins April 1, 2012, with an 18-month base period, followed by three one-year options and one six-month option that may be exercised at NASA's discretion. It is a cost-plus-award-fee contract.

Under the contract, COLSA will perform its services both locally and remotely to support NASA spacecraft, payload, satellite, and propulsion systems operations services. COLSA will furnish all resources, including management, personnel, equipment and supplies, unless specific exceptions are made by the government.

Other members of the COLSA team include Computer Sciences Corp. of Lanham, Md., and QTEC Inc. of Huntsville.

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