The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Parsons [PSN] two contracts on June 16 worth nearly $3 billion total in various support services.
One contract awarded to Parsons’ Government Services division, is valued at $2.24 billion to provide support including engineering and technical support; studies, analysis, and evaluations; and management and professional services.
The work will occur at various facilities across the U.S. running from July 2021 to January 2029.
According to the original solicitation, this contract covers agency-wide missile defense systems engineering services directed by the MDA Engineering Directorate. It covers a base period of three years with two separate two-year options and a third six-month option, “should the Government need to extend services” in accordance with regulations.
This contract is labelled TEAMS-Next MDS Engineering.
The solicitation said the government was awarding based on the most advantageous proposal looking at mission capability and cost and price. Mission capability was divided into five equal subfactors including MDS-level System Engineering and Integration; MDS Subsystem-Level System Engineering and Integration; Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications to Integrate Across All Layers of the MDS; MDS Modeling and Simulation; and Human Capital Approach.
The Defense Department announcement said this contract was competitively procured with two proposals received. Jefferies aerospace and defense analyst Sheila Kahyaoglu said in a note to clients last Thursday that KBR was the other bidder.
DoD said that $36 million in fiscal year 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds were obligated at the time of award.
Separately, Mobius Parsons Solutions LLC, a joint venture between Parsons and Mobius Consulting, won a $567 million contract to provide test support services to MDA.
The performance period for this contract runs from September 2021 to September 2027 and will be performed at various locations where MDA conducts tests including Albuquerque, N.M.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall islands; Wake Island; Honolulu, Hawaii; Huntsville, Ala.; Kauai, Hawaii; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.