Teledyne subsidiary wins $596M NASA ground support contract / Roberto Machado Noa

The space agency restarted this acquisition in the summer of 2021 after Teledyne's successful protest.

A subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies has won a potential eight-and-a-half year, $596.5 million contract to continue its ground systems and operations support services at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Teledyne Brown Engineering will work with the Marshall center's payload and mission operations division that is responsible for experiments and science communications involving the International Space Station and other programs, NASA said Wednesday.

This represents NASA's second attempt at an award of the contract after the agency had to start the procurement all over again in the wake of a successful protest two years ago by the now-winner in Teledyne Brown Engineering.

NASA issued a new solicitation in the summer of 2021 for the Marshall Operations Systems, Services and Integration II contract also known as MOSSI II that KBR was the initial winner of in a takeaway from incumbents Colsa and Teledyne Brown Engineering.

MOSSI II covers work over an initial two-year base period, six individual option years and another six-month option. The contract's indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity portion is worth up to $85 million, while the full ceiling value represents the scope of mission services.

Examples of payload and mission operations programs supported by this contract include the Space Launch System, Near-Earth Asteroid Scout CubeSat and Delay Tolerant Network architecture.