Spaceport Seeks Contractors

Las Cruces – The New Mexico Spaceport Authority has issued a request for proposals from companies seeking to handle day-to-day operations at Spaceport America.

Spaceport Authority executive director Rick Homans says companies that receive the state contracts "will be on the front lines as we establish day-to-day operations for our launch customers."

The Spaceport Authority is seeking operators in general services, which includes operations and maintenance; protective services, including site security and safety; and technical services, which includes airfield and launch support, information technology management and flight safety engineering.

Mandatory pre-proposal meetings and visits to Spaceport America have been scheduled for Dec. 1-2 for interested companies.

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