NASA Ames Research Center SimLabs III Contract Award

Metis has gained its first prime contract award to support aerospace systems modeling and simulation facilities at NASA Ames Research Center. NASA awarded this small business set-aside contract to Metis Flight Research Associates LLC (MFRA) – a joint venture led by Metis with small business partners Flight Research Associates, Inc. and SYMVIONICS, Inc.

Technical Services for Aerospace Modeling and Simulation III (SimLabs III) is a hybrid contract that includes a cost-plus-fixed-fee core for contract management and technical services contract line items, and an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity provision for technical service contract line items. The maximum potential value of the contract is approximately $62.8 million, and the period of performance begins April 16 with a 45-day phase-in period, followed by a one-year base period and four one-year options.
Services provided under this contract include: systems engineering; software development and systems administration; aerospace engineering and applications programming; graphics programming; simulator hardware and mechanical systems engineering and operations; safety and mission assurance; configuration management; outreach and subject matter expert recruitment; and related contract management functions.

NASA agency press release for the SimLabs III award:

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