NASA expects to finalize a request for proposals for the next iteration of its Software Engineering Services contract vehicle in May.
A presolicitation notice posted Friday says that SES III will have a potential $423.2M maximum ordering value, which includes a unilateral upward adjustment rate of 30 percent for program-related uncertainties.
The new IDIQ covers work to help Goddard Space Flight Center's engineering and technology directorate to develop, operate and decommission of information systems.
A potential vendor will support programs under the directorate and multiple platforms such as science data software monitoring, on-orbit performance management and spacecraft data processing systems.
Contractors who intend to submit proposals must hold top secret-level clearance to handle sensitive compartmented information.
The upcoming single-award contract is set aside for small businesses and has an ordering period of five years along with a six-month extension.
NASA aims to name the winning contractor by Jan. 19, 2021.