The Safety and Mission Assurance Services III contract supports one of NASA's main scientific spacecraft and instrument development teams.
NASA has released the draft solicitation for the next iteration of a contract to help one of its main space research laboratories implement occupational health and safety policies for protecting scientists and engineers.
Comments on the draft for the potential five-and-a-half year, $226 million Safety and Mission Assurance Services III contract are due to the agency by Dec. 18.
The agency expects to release the final request for proposals in January and make an award in September, according to a Monday Sam.gov notice. An industry day is also scheduled for Dec. 15 and registration for that event is due by Friday.
NASA uses the SMAS procurement to acquire support for its Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Approximately 10,000 civilian employees and contractors work at Goddard on the development and operation of scientific spacecraft, instruments and other new technologies.
Axient is the incumbent on the current SMAS II contract through one of its predecessor companies in Millennium Engineering and Integration, which won the award in 2017 at a $185 million ceiling over five years.
NASA has obligated approximately 67% of that ceiling to-date with Nov. 30, 2024 as the last date to order, according to GovTribe data.
SMAS III will be a single-award contract, just like its predecessors, with a five-year base period and a six-month option.