Jacobs Wins $1.12B Services Contract at NASA Flight Center

Dallas-based Jacobs will provide science, engineering, and technical support for programs including the Space Launch System, and the International Space Station.

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Business continues to take off in big ways for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. after the announcement this week that the Dallas-based company was awarded a contract from NASA with a potential value of $1.12 billion.

The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is for engineering, science, and technical services at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the company said in a release.

Under the contract, Jacobs will continue to provide science, engineering, and technical support for key NASA programs including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, and other space science and technology development projects.

This is Jacobs’ second major contract valued at more than $1 billon awarded in recent months. In August, it unseated Northrop Grumman for a potential eight-year, $4.6 billion research-and-development and IT services contract with the Missile Defense Agency, according to Washington Technology.

“Jacobs has partnered with MSFC for more than 28 years and we are proud to continue this partnership supporting the development and testing of advance systems, including the Space Launch System.”
Ward Johnson

“Jacobs has partnered with MSFC for more than 28 years and we are proud to continue this partnership supporting the development and testing of advance systems, including the Space Launch System,” Ward Johnson, Jacobs Advanced Engineering Research and Operations senior vice president, said in the release. 

The new contract takes effect on Dec. 1, Washington Technology reported, and includes a four-year base period followed by a couple of two-year options.

The publication reported in August that the ESSCA is a successor to the preceding Engineering and Science Services and Skills Augmentation contract that Jacobs won in 2012.

Jacobs also is one of five prime contractors involved in NASA’s “Journey to Mars” program, the agency’s program to develop the next-generation rocket that it intends to test launch in 2019, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported. The eventual goal is to send people to Mars sometime around 2030.

Other prime contractors include California-based Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Chicago-based Boeing Co., Denver-based Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., and Virginia-based Orbital ATK Inc.

Jacobs, which moved its headquarters in the fall of 2016 to the Harwood Center in downtown Dallas from Pasadena, California, employs more than 54,000 people in 25 countries globally.

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