Science Systems and Applications Inc. has been awarded a potential five-year, $ 425 million contract to support scientific research activities within a subdivision of the Goddard Space Flight Center focused on the hydrosphere, biosphere and geophysics. SSAI will work with the Goddard HBG subdivision to apply observations and technology platforms to various fields of study, the space agency said Thursday.
The company will help laboratories study the ocean ecosystem, natural hazards, sea level change, magnetic and gravitational fields, and climate variability, among other topics.
Goddard’s HBG sub-component is comprised of the Cryospheric Sciences, Geodesy and Geophysics, Ocean Ecology, Hydrological Sciences, Terrestrial Information Systems and Biosphere Sciences Laboratories.
NASA awarded the indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract through a small business set-aside process. The IDIQ has a five-year ordering period that will begin on April 1.
The agency and the contractor have entered into a separate ordering agreement for the 45-day phase-in period of the program.
Based in Lanham, Maryland, SSAI specializes in scientific R&D, engineering and information analysis related to earth and space sciences.