ASTRO is a family of 10 individual Multiple Award (MA) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract Vehicles administered by General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Assisted Acquisition Service (AAS), Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) and sponsored by the DOD designed to be a total solution vehicle for service-based requirements which span multiple NAICS Codes and NAICS Code Exceptions.
The comprehensive scope of ASTRO spans many areas of expertise and includes any and all components required to formulate a “total solution.” This includes operations, maintenance, readiness, research, development, systems integration, and support for manned, unmanned, and optionally manned platforms and/or robotics, as well as the services that support those platforms and robotics. These platforms and robotics may be based on land, air, sea, and/or space. Requirements may call for solutions that cross over multiple disciplines; include ancillary support services and/or products; require commercial and/or non-commercial items; require professional and/or non-professional labor; and use a variety of contract types or a hybrid mix of contract types. Clients may solicit task orders in a single Pool based upon the preponderance of the work in the requirement being solicited. Booz Allen Hamilton received an award in each of the 10 Pools. This enables us to apply our technical and professional skill sets across the entire scope of the ASTRO contract vehicle, as well as offer niche functional capabilities.
Why the ASTRO Contract
- Available for use by GSA FAS AAS FEDSIM and any GSA AAS Contracting Officer (CO) granted Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) by the ASTRO Contracting Officer (CO)
- Spans many areas of expertise and includes any and all components required to formulate a total solution to a requirement pursuant to the Master Contract
- Opportunities for scope utilization unique to ASTRO contract vehicles (i.e., Operations, and Maintenance/Readiness domains.)
- Promotes task order competition, establishes cost/price for any supply or service based on requirements at the task order level, pursuant to GSA Class Deviation CD-2020-14
- Allows flexibility for all contract types, including hybrids and cost-reimbursement, at the task order level
- Allows ancillary support components, commonly referred to as Other Direct Costs (ODC), at the task order level
The ASTRO Contract Offers
- Full-service “total solution” support for Commercial and Non-Commercial requirements for operations, maintenance, readiness, research, development, systems integration, and support for manned, unmanned, and optionally manned platforms and/or robotics, as well as the services that support those platforms and robotics.
- Reduced procurement lead times and administrative costs
- Subcontracting flexibility – teaming determined at task order level
- No limits on contract or task order ceiling values
- 236 standardized labor categories; Ordering Contracting Officers may allow other labor categories
- CONUS and OCONUS requirements
- Decentralized ordering
- Access to the Estimating Tool to assist with preparation of labor portion for Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)