Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) has won a task order award worth $26 million on the Global Application Research, Development, Engineering, and Maintenance (GARDEM) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
The task order contract has a one-year base period, with three option years, and will support functional and technical requirements on the GARDEM software baselines for U.S. Air Force and other Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. This award is the fifth competitive bid the company has won on the GARDEM contract since 2019, totaling $144 million, making Parsons the number one awardee on this IDIQ vehicle. The company has provided support to critical AFRL missions for more than 20 years.
GARDEM is a $427 million contract ceiling vehicle with a mission to create and implement updated software baselines, allowing federal customers across all domains to assess critical information from multiple data sources.
Parsons will perform functional onsite, training, demonstrations, enhancements, modifications, integration, testing, deployments and maintenance of technologies. The company excels in agile, flexible solutions and will deliver enhancements incrementally with modular components that will help to integrate systems.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with AFRL to enable our U.S. Federal agencies to quickly access warfighting data across all-domain battlespaces,” said Mike Dewitz, executive vice president and general manager of Parsons’ missile defense and C5ISR business unit. “This award builds on Parsons’ history of delivering smart, mission-ready software solutions, enabling tactical advantage for our warfighters in any mission space.”
Additionally, the company’s Mobius Parsons Solutions (MPS) Joint Venture, a partnership between Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) and Mobius Consulting, LLC, was awarded a $567 million contract by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for the Technical, Engineering, Advisory, and Management Support (TEAMS)–Next Systems Test Support contract.
Parsons established a mentor-protégé relationship with Mobius Consulting, LLC under the Small Business Administration All Small Mentor/Protégé program. The contract has a three-year base, with one three-year option and an additional six-month option.
Parsons will provide test planning, execution, and analysis services to span MDA’s test enterprise, including flight testing, ground testing, cyber testing, wargames and exercises foreign test support, and overarching organizational test support. The company will support MDA test lifecycle execution and responsibilities with planning, development, implementation, sustainment, execution, analysis, and assessment of testing and test related functions.
“With continuously evolving threats around the world, we strive to advance MDA’s mission to defend the United States and our allies by providing overarching testing support for an integrated, layered Missile Defense System,” said Mike Dewitz, executive vice president of Parsons’ missile defense and C5ISR business unit. “Our support on the TEAMS Next contract aligns with our commitment to stay ahead of threats to secure our nation and promote a safer world. Parsons is proud to continue our four-decade partnership with MDA.”