A BAE Systems subsidiary will continue to serve as prime contractor for the U.K. defense science and technology laboratory’s Analysis Support Construct framework under a two-year contract extension.
BAE Systems CORDA currently supports the ASC mission through an initial contract that was awarded in August 2015 and slated to end in March of this year, the company said Monday.
Dstl established the commercial framework to help address the U.K. government’s demand for an evidence-based decisionmaking approach and serve as a tool to market for the laboratory’s analysis and related development requirements.
BAE noted the framework works to encourage collaboration between analysts in the private and public sectors via an open supply chain.
To date, Dstl has awarded 82 tasks worth $15.4 million combined under the ASC program and more than 50 percent of the awards went to small and medium enterprises or academic institutions.
U.K. defense ministry components, chief of defense people and the defense infrastructure organization also used the commercial framework, BAE added.