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Guide to Key DISA Contracts

Editor’s Note: Following is the latest available information, obtained from a variety of sources, about key Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contracts, as selected by KMI Media Group editors. The Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition is a joint program between DISA and the General Services Administration. Information on the agency’s numerous other contract programs is available at 
https://www.ditco.disa.mil/contracts.

Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM)
 Services Acquisition (FCSA) Multiple award schedules under GSA IT Schedule 70 Special Item Numbers (SIN) 132-54 and 132- 55 for Commercial Satellite Transponded Capacity and Fixed/Mobile Subscription Services. Custom SATCOM Solution-Small Business (CS2-SB) multiple award ID/IQ contracts and Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2)-Full and Open ID/IQ multiple award contracts.

Description

FCSA is a strategic partnership between the General Services Administration (GSA) and DISA, creating a streamlined, easy-to-use solution for all government commercial satellite communications needs. Previously, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and DISA awarded and managed individual satellite communications contracts. By combining acquisition efforts and better leveraging the government’s buying power, FCSA is reshaping the commercial satellite market and efficiently delivering end-to-end commercial satellite solutions to all government customers. FSCA has three service areas: Transponded Capacity, Subscription Services and End-to-End Solutions.

Commercial Products and Services

IT Schedule 70 features a wide variety of commercial satellite products and services:

Transponded Capacity

COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity—Subject to Cooperative Purchasing (SIN 132 54)

Includes owning/operating or reselling dedicated bandwidth and power on a communications satellite in any available COMSATCOM frequency band, including, but not limited to, L-, S-, C-, X-, Ku-, extended Ku-, Ka-, and UHF. COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity refers to satellite bandwidth and power only. Such services allow customer-proposed waveforms, and industry approved solutions to apply leased bandwidth to meet individual requirements as needed. COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity includes all services necessary to allow the customer to use the transponded capacity, including: limited engineering (for example, development of link budgets, transmission plans); basic customer training (for example, acquiring satellite signal, peak and polarization); core management and control of the transponded capacity; and required approvals (for example, frequency clearances, landing rights). Host Nation Agreements will be priced separately when required.

COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity requirements range from small fractions of a single transponder within a single coverage area to multiple transponders on multiple satellites with worldwide coverage for short durations measured in hours or days to long durations measured in years. Equipment is available for purchase under SIN 132-8 or 132-9 or for lease under SIN 132-3 or short-term rental under 132-4.

Contractors

  • AIS Engineering
  • Americom Government Services
  • ARTEL
  • Astrium Services Government
  • Boeing
  • Bushtex
  • CapRock Government Solutions
  • DRS Technical Services
  • Eutelsat America
  • Globecomm Systems
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Intelsat General
  • Knight Sky Consulting and Associates
  • MTN Government Services
  • Production and Satellite Services
  • Ritenet
  • SATCOM Global
  • Segovia
  • Spacenet
  • TeleCommunication Systems
  • Trustcomm
  • UltiSat
  • XTAR

Subscription Services

COMSATCOM Subscription Services—Subject to Cooperative Purchasing (SIN 132 55)

Includes COMSATCOM Subscription Services consisting of pre-existing, pre-engineered fixed satellite service and/or mobile satellite service solutions, typically including shared or dedicated satellite resources, ancillary terrestrial components, and contractor specified networks and equipment, in any available COMSATCOM frequency band, including, but not limited to, L-, S-, C-, X-, Ku-, extended Ku, Ka-, and UHF. Subscription Services utilize contractor-determined waveforms and are billed on a per-use basis (for example, dollars per minute, dollars per megabyte, dollars per month). Subscription service rates include the network management, monitoring, engineering, integration, and operations required to deliver the services. Equipment may be included as part of the Subscription Services. Subscription Services also include leasing dedicated channels using the service provider’s waveform and technology, with guaranteed capacity and Quality of Service. Subscription Services also includes on demand/occasional use solutions.

The COMSATCOM Subscription Services offered include but are not limited to: satellite-based Internet, voice, data, and video services; emergency response/disaster recovery voice and data networks; worldwide digital transmission to connect mobile terminals to terrestrial networks; connectivity to the Internet via satellite, whereby satellite communications service is delivered through portable satellite IP modems; and other pre-existing, pre-engineered fixed satellite services, mobile satellite services, or hybrid fixed satellite services /mobile satellite services solutions. Equipment is available for purchase under SIN 132-8 or 132-9 or for lease under SIN 132-3 or short term rental under 132-4.

Contractors

  • 3DI Technologies
  • ADCI of Delaware
  • AIS Engineering
  • Americom Government Services
  • ARTEL
  • Astrium Services Government
  • Boeing
  • CapRock Government Solutions
  • DRS Technical Services
  • General Dynamics
  • C4 Systems
  • Globecomm Systems
  • GMPCS Personal Communications
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Intelsat General
  • Knight Sky Consulting and Associates
  • MTN Government Services
  • MVS USA
  • Northrop Grumman Systems
  • Production and Satellite Services
  • Ritenet
  • SATCOM Direct Communications
  • SATCOM Global
  • Segovia
  • Skycasters
  • Spacenet
  • TeleCommunication Systems
  • Trustcomm
  • UltiSat
  • ViaSat

Custom End-to-End Solutions

Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2)

Custom SATCOM Solutions allows federal agencies to build large, complex, custom end-to-end satellite solutions. Solutions include satellite transport (bandwidth), fixed or mobile satellite service, and service-enabling components such as terminals, handsets, and tail circuits with engineering services to integrate, operate, and maintain the solution.

Examples include emergency response and disaster recovery communications systems; satellite-based backup communications network; distributed distance learning network; and communications on the move solutions for DoD applications.

  • Type of contract: Multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity
  • Period of performance: Three-year base, two one-year options
  • Ceiling: $2.6 billion
  • Type of task order: Fixed price
  • Security included in the contract: CS2 adheres to federal information assurance requirements, including the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 and the Committee on National Security Systems Policy 12.
  • Best suited for large, complex requirements: CS2 is more applicable to large-scale or complex end-to-end solutions involving these parameters:
  • Coverage: Solutions can be delivered to coverage areas involving multiple satellites and associated ground stations and terrestrial infrastructure.
  • User and network size: Solutions can be comprised of hundreds, for example, 500 or more, of end-user locations or points of presence.
  • Capacity: Solutions can require multiple Transponder Equivalent (TPE) of bandwidth or large (for example, 100 Mbps or more) committed information rate over the satellite links.
  • Terminal types: Solutions can require terminal populations consisting of multiple variants of fixed land, mobile land, and airborne terminals.
  • Worldwide coverage: You can use CS2 anywhere in the world.

Industry Partners

  • Americom Government Services
  • ARTEL
  • Astrium Services Government
(f/k/a Vizada)
  • DRS Technical Services
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Intelsat General
  • Segovia (d/b/a Inmarsat)
  • TeleCommunication Systems

Custom SATCOM Solutions-Small Business (CS2-SB)

Custom SATCOM Solutions-Small Business (CS2-SB) allows federal agencies to acquire professional satellite engineering services and build custom end-to-end satellite solutions with small business industry partners. Solutions include satellite transport (bandwidth), fixed or mobile satellite service, and service-enabling components such as terminals, handsets, and tail circuits with engineering services to integrate, operate, and maintain the solution.

Examples include emergency response and disaster recovery communications systems; satellite-based backup communications network; distributed distance learning network; and communications on the move solutions for DoD applications.

  • Type of contract: Multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity
  • Period of performance: Three-year base, two one-year options
  • Ceiling: $900 million
  • Type of task order: Fixed price
  • Security included in the contract: CS2-SB adheres to federal information assurance requirements, including the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 and the Committee on National Security Systems Policy.
  • Best suited for small, less complex requirements and satellite professional support services: CS2-SB industry partners can fulfill smaller, less complex end-to-end satellite solutions needs. In addition, they can compete for task orders that solely consist of satellite professional support services, such as strategic or preliminary planning; enterprise architecture design; system engineering; and information assurance certification and accreditation.
  • Worldwide coverage: You can use CS2-SB anywhere in the world.

Industry Partners

  • AIS Engineering
  • By Light, Professional IT Services
  • Knight Sky Consulting and Associates
  • UltiSat

ENCORE II

  • Awarded: 2008
  • Ceiling: $12.225 billion
  • Contract Category: IT services
  • Authorized Users: DoD and other federal agencies
  • Points of Contact:
  • Contract Specialist: 
618-229-9248, DSN 779-9248
  • Contract Specialist: 
618-229-9323, DSN 779-9323
  • Contracting Officer:
 618-229-9475, DSN 779-9475
  • Contracting Officer Representative:
 618-229-9323, DSN 779-9323
  • Ordering Limitations: DoD, federal agencies, and other authorized by DoD
  • Financial Accept Office: DITCO-Scott
  • Contract Evaluation: DISA past performance
  • Economy Act: All outside agencies certify
  • Average Process Time: 121 days: Multiple award contract or BPA order—services 274 days: RFP full and open competition or limited competition Contract Offices: PL8313

Contractors:

  • 3H Technology Federal
  • American Systems
  • Analytical Services
  • BAE Systems Information Technology
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CACI Federal
  • Computer Sciences Corp.- Defense
  • Data Systems Analysts
  • Femme Comp
  • General Dynamics One Source
  • Harris IT Services
  • HP Enterprise Services
  • IBM
  • Jacobs Technology
  • L-3 National Security Solutions
  • Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems
  • MANTECH Enterprise Management
  • Northrop Grumman Systems
  • Oberon Associates
  • Pragmatics
  • Raytheon
  • Salient Federal Solutions
  • Science Applications International Corp.
  • Solers
  • Systems Research Applications
  • Unisys

Global Information Grid (GIG)
Services Management-Engineering/Transition/Implementation (GSM-ETI)

  • Awarded: 2012
  • Ceiling: $1.42 billion
  • Contract Category: IT services
  • Authorized Users: DoD and other federal agencies
  • Points of Contact:
  • Contracting Specialist: 
618-229-9346, DSN 779-9346
  • Contracting Officer: 
618-229-9346, DSN 779-9346
  • Ordering Limitations: DoD, federal agencies, and others authorized by DoD
  • Minimum Order Amount: $500
  • Maximum Order Amount: $150 million
  • Financial Accept Office: DITCO-Scott
  • Contract Evaluation: DISA past performance
  • Economy Act: All outside agencies certify
  • Average Process Time: 121 days: Multiple award contract or BPA order—services 274 days: RFP full and open competition or limited competition
  • Contract Offices: PL8312

Contractors:

  • By Light Professional IT Services
  • Cambridge Communication Systems
  • Digital Management
  • IPKeys Technologies
  • NES Associates
  • Onyx-Technica Joint Venture
  • TurningPoint-EMW Joint Venture

DISA Component Acquisition Executive II

  • Awarded: 2008
  • Ceiling: $42 million
  • Contract Category: Other services
  • Authorized Users: DoD and other federal agencies
  • Points of Contact:
  • Contract Specialist: 
618-229-9257, DSN 779-9257
  • Contracting Officer: 
618-229-9458, DSN 779-9458
  • Contracting Officer: 
618-229-9672, DSN 779-9672
  • Ordering Limitations: DoD, federal agencies and others authorized by DoD
  • Financial Accept Office: DITCO-Scott
  • Contract Evaluation: DISA past performance
  • Economy Act: All outside agencies certify
  • Average Process Time: 274 days: RFP full and open competition or limited competition
  • Contract Offices: PL8313

Contractors:

  • Acquisition Solutions
  • Kepler Research
  • MCR Federal

Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS)
Global Logistical Services Management (DLOG)

  • Awarded: 2012 Contract Award: $47 million
  • Contract Category: Other services
  • Authorized Users: DoD and other federal agencies
  • Points of Contact:
  • Contract Specialist: 
301-225-4133, DSN 4133
  • Ordering Limitations: DoD, federal agencies and others authorized by DoD
  • Financial Accept Office: DITCO-Scott
  • Contract Evaluation: DISA past performance
  • Economy Act: All outside agencies certify

Contractor:

  • Trace Systems

Average Process Time: 17 days: Single award contract or BPS order pre-priced items Contract Office: PL64 ♦

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