Release courtesy of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority
LAS CRUCES, NM – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) announced today that Enterprise Advisory Service, Inc. (EASI) has been awarded a contract to provide general services for Spaceport America. EASI has nine operating locations. As part of its operations to fulfill the contract, EASI will have nine New Mexico resident staff members at the spaceport, while 29 local subcontractors – 22 from Las Cruces, five from Albuquerque and two from El Paso – will be available to support surge activities.
EASI was awarded the two-year base contract for $630,125 as a firm-fixed price for key personnel and a not-to-exceed value of $1,198,297 that is managed through task authorizations by the NMSA. As its primary function, EASI will develop policy and procedures for Spaceport America’s general services requirements, which will include: maintenance of buildings, utilities, roads and airfield; grounds keeping, waste management, janitorial services, fuel storage operations and maintenance; and the fueling of motor and air vehicles.
“Creating new jobs for New Mexicans is our goal at Spaceport America,” NMSA Executive Director Christine Anderson said. “This general services contract is a major step toward becoming an operational spaceport.”
President and CEO of EASI Robert Carter said “EASI is excited to be on the launch pad of the first purpose-built spaceport. We are looking forward to supporting NMSA in achieving all aspects of Spaceport America’s mission.”
About Enterprise Advisory Services, Inc. (EASI)
EASI is an established, reliable provider of high-quality technical and managerial services with clients at locations across the U.S. With 27 years of experience, EASI has developed a strong management structure and client-focused corporate culture, a philosophy that has earned many awards and recognitions.
Among experiences and clients, EASI includes handling the operations contract for NASA – White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) near Las Cruces, NM. Other clients include:
• Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
• Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
• Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
• Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
• Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA
• Oak Ridge Operations Office, Oak Ridge, TN
• Lockheed Martin Information Technology
For more information, please visit: http://easiwww.com/
About Spaceport America
Spaceport America has been providing commercial launch services since 2006. Phase One of the construction for the spaceport is expected to be complete in late 2011. Phase Two of the construction and pre-operations activities will follow, including the development of a world-class Visitors Experience for students, tourists and space launch customers.
The State of New Mexico entered into a 20-year lease agreement with Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America’s anchor tenant. Virgin Galactic is currently developing the world’s first commercial passenger-carrying space vehicle fleet, including the WhiteKnightTwo mother ship and SpaceShipTwo launch vehicle.
Officials at Spaceport America have been working closely with entrepreneurial space leaders like Virgin Galactic, UP Aerospace, and Armadillo Aerospace, as well as established aerospace firms like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Moog-FTS to develop commercial spaceflight at the new facility. The economic impact of launches, tourism and new construction at Spaceport America are already delivering on the promise of economic development to the people of New Mexico.
For more information, please visit: www.spaceportamerica.com
For more information on Preview Tours, please visit: www.ftstours.com
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NMSA Media relations: David Wilson