The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC ) an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide all training and training program support services under the FAA Controller Training Contract (CTC). The single-award, firm-fixed-price and time and materials contract has a three-year period of performance, two one-year options, and the current total estimated contract value is $425 million , with a maximum contract ceiling of $727 million . Work will be performed mainly in Oklahoma City , Washington, D.C. , and air traffic control sites nationwide.
During the next five years, the FAA expects to hire as many as 6,000 new air traffic controllers to replace a retiring workforce. Under the contract, SAIC will provide support services to the FAA Academy and Air Traffic Control (ATC) Facilities to help FAA fulfill controller training requirements. These services include program management support; classroom training; simulation and laboratory training; monitoring of student progress; training development, maintenance and revision; air traffic training program support; administrative support; and innovation support.
"We are pleased to provide FAA with this critical training support to help their mission. Through SAIC's creativity and collaboration, we aim to bring innovative solutions to FAA that demonstrate new technologies and techniques in order to provide the highest quality instruction," said Dan Harris , SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Federal Civilian Customer Group. "We are honored to continue our longstanding support to FAA by providing these services to new and existing ATC employees."
Date: May 4, 2015