April 2, 2009

NASA awards a protective services contract

The U.S. space agency said it has awarded an interim protective services contract to Space Gateway Support of Cape Canaveral, Fla.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract began Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center. It will be effective until the National Aeronautics and Space Administration awards a new competitive contract for agency-wide protective services.

The Interim Protective Services Contract has a three-month base period and nine one-month option periods through March 31, 2010. NASA said the maximum potential value of the contract is approximately $40 million.

Gateway Support will provide the space center with firefighting, physical security and emergency response support.