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Ball Aerospace Wins Five General Services Administration Prime Contracts

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DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded five contracts by the General Services Administration (GSA) through the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) program. 

Ball's Systems Engineering Solutions business unit, Fairborn, Ohio, led the effort to secure these  indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity five-year contracts, awarded August 20, 2014. 

"We look forward to providing the full Ball Aerospace engineering and scientific capabilities to current and future government customers under the GSA OASIS program," said Dan Gibson, vice president and general manager, Ball Aerospace Systems Engineering Solutions.  "Under this contract, Ball gains a streamlined process for rapidly responding to customer requirements in our core technology competencies."

Gibson also highlighted one of the key elements of the OASIS program related to small business partnering.  "Under OASIS, Ball has made a significant commitment to delivering capability in concert with small businesses.  We have established aggressive small business subcontracting goals for this program, in keeping with our long history of collaborating with the best talent from the small business community."

The OASIS program contracts represent a significant expansion of Ball's relationship with the GSA. Each contract has an initial five-year ordering period with an opportunity for exercise of one five-year option.  The contracts have a projected total life of 15 years when the option period and performance periods are considered.  The contracts have an unlimited ceiling value and can be used by any federal agency.

The OASIS program is intended to provide a broad scope of services to the federal government and consists of two categories - OASIS Small Business and OASIS Full & Open. OASIS meets the government's need for a streamlined government-wide acquisition vehicle for both commercial and non-commercial requirements for professional services. It is also designed to reduce duplication of contracting efforts, drive down costs for federal agencies, and increase efficiency.

The Ball Aerospace awards are in the Full & Open category that defines the scope of services and the threshold for small business size. The OASIS program awards encompass much of the Ball Aerospace services offerings including Engineering and Research and Development.

Prior to this award, Ball provided services to federal agencies through GSA professional services schedule contracts.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information, visit http://www.ballaerospace.com/.

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2013 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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