SBAR Inc, one of the leading Ventura-based small business, announced today that it has been selected by the California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Ca., for award of the TSEP Contract. SBAR was selected from a competitive field of over twenty-five companies who submitted offers to JPL for the TSEP contract. Including option years, the period of performance for TSEP will be through the year 2014. The initial four-year term of the contract, has a potential contract value of 75 million dollars.
Under the terms of the contract, SBAR will provide support personnel to the extent requested by JPL, in a broad range of disciplines including: Various types of scientists; hardware, software and systems engineers; designers; drafters; illustrators; mathematicians; computer programmers; various types of analysts (including software and computer analysts), specialists, assistants and technicians; computer, graphics, and audiovisual operators; shop personnel; offsite maintenance personnel; clean-room support personnel; quality assurance inspectors; secretaries and clerks; and technical writers. These personnel will work on-site at JPL or other locations designated by JPL, in direct support of the wide spectrum of programs being accomplished at JPL for NASA and other JPL sponsors.
SBAR will immediately begin the 30-day Phase-in period. During the phase-in, SBAR expects to transition a high percentage of the current workforce of approximately 400 personnel.
During the announcement made by Ms. Grace Vaswani, President and CEO of SBAR: Ms. Vaswani, commented that “TSEP offers a significant challenge and opportunity for which SBAR has been preparing itself for years. We are looking forward to this next phase in the growth and evolution of the company. We have infrastructure, and all of the systems and procedures that are needed to ensure our success.
SBAR is a small, woman-owned business incorporated in the state of California in 1980. The company has five major offices throughout the continental United States. A Pasadena office to support the JPL contract will be opened on Monday, March 14, 2005.