Work under the contract will cover biosciences flight development projects, aeronautics research projects, collaborative science programmes, and others
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a contract worth $270m to Leidos for providing lifecycle mission support services to the Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley, California.
As per the contract terms, the Virginia-based firm will be responsible for offering programme, science, engineering, operations, and project management support to the centre.
The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract consists of core requirements and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task orders, said NASA.
The agency said that the period of performance will start from next month. It will have a 60-day phase-in period, a base period for two years, and three options of one year each.
According to NASA, work under the contract will cover biosciences flight development projects, collaborative science programmes, aeronautics research projects, and support for various offices of the Ames Research Centre.
Located in Moffett Field, the centre has been helping NASA in carrying out research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology, and science.
Leidos is a defence, aviation, information technology, and biomedical research company. In June this year, the company had won a $2.5bn contract from NASA for supporting its enterprise IT operations.
Under the Advanced Enterprise Global Information Technology Solutions (AEGIS) contract, the company has been responsible for offering telecommunications, cloud and data centre services across all of the centres and facilities of the agency.
Apart from AEGIS, Leidos has been providing enterprise IT services to NASA via the NASA end-user services and technologies (NEST) contract.
In another development, NASA has awarded a contract to Houston-based TechTrans International for providing translation, interpretation, language training, and logistics services for its International Space Station programme.
The Russian Language and Logistics Services 2 (RLLS2) contract is worth up to $59m.