DUNS Number: 095673521
Research Pool: 47QFCA22D0362

General overview of ASTRO

The ASTRO program is a large government contract vehicle comprised of a group of separate multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) task order contracts with the Department of Defense as the primary customer. These contracts focus on the operation and maintenance of robotics and manned, unmanned, and optionally manned systems and platforms. ASTRO is made up of 10 pools, or scope areas based on functionality, for a maximum of 450 contracts; each contract has a five-year base ordering period with an option for an additional five-year period. Proposals for an ASTRO contract were submitted and then scored only on relevant experience and technical capabilities; no cost or pricing was considered at this early juncture. The 10 pools of ASTRO are: Data Operations; Mission Operations; Aviation; Ground; Space; Maritime; Development/Systems Integration; Research; Support; and Training. The General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), along with the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and the Assisted Acquisition Service (AAS), will administer the ASTRO program. ASTRO’s ordering period had a notice-to-proceed date of Nov. 15, 2021. ERC currently operates in the Research Pool.

Contractor capabilities for ASTRO

  • Research and Development
  • Airworthiness
  • System Acquisition Support
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Complex Systems Operation and Maintenance
  • Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Independent Verification and Validation
  • Configuration and Data Management
  • Technical Documentation
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • IT and Software Development, and Network Administration
  • Cloud Computing Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Cybersecurity Compliance
  • Safety, Quality, Environmental and Mission Assurance
  • Facilities Operation and Maintenance
  • Prototyping and Fabrication


ERC ASTRO Contacts

Jennifer Damewood

Corporate ASTRO Program Manager

Cheryl Davis

Corporate ASTRO Contract Manager