G2X TAKE: Sometimes protests do pay off. After challenging the initial award decision made last year that did not go their way, the Agency recently announced a new award decision with incumbent SAIC now receiving the nod to lead efforts to provide secure facility O&M, management, analysis, energy management, IT, and network integration in support of this Federal shared services data center managed by the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC). This high-profile 8-year contract was competed and awarded on FBO.gov, drawing two other bidders. The solicitation can be found here.
- In the summer of 2018, NASA announced they were awarding a contract to COLSA Corporation of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide facility operations support services to NCCIPS. That award was subsequently protested by SAIC, with NASA then performing a legal contract cancellation of the COLSA phase-in efforts for NCCIPS shortly thereafter and announcing a sole source NCCIPS follow on contract to SAIC.
- “The National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage (NCCIPS) is a federal shared services data center, managed by the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), catering to federal customers via reimbursable interagency agreements (IAA). NCCIPS is a 200,000 sq. ft. secure facility situated on a 64 acre campus within Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi. NCCIPS and was a result of a 2005 Congressional initiative to provide secure processing and storage of nationally sensitive, critical, or classified data.” Source: NASA
- SAIC has supported the space station for over 20 years. During its in-orbit construction, the company worked with NASA to establish safety, reliability, and quality requirements for the hardware and software on which the space station relies to actively control hazards; and, since 2004, SAIC has made sure that the Agency’s enterprise apps will always be ready to perform, through our Enterprise Applications Services Technologies (EAST 2) support. And we’ve reduced the time between upgrades of these apps by helping the agency establish an Agile and iterative software development environment. Source: SAIC
- The company was also recently awarded a Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering Contract (SMAEC) II worth up to $292 million. Under this contract, SAIC will continue to provide safety engineering, reliability engineering, quality engineering, quality assurance, and software assurance in support of NASA programs and projects at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico.