Skip to main content

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.

Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) Features

Type of contract: Multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ)

Period of performance: All CS2 contracts were awarded August 28, 2012, with a three year base period and two one year options.

Ceiling: $2.6 billion

Type of task order: Fixed price

Contract Management Fee: 2 percent

Security included in the contract

Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) adheres to federal information assurance requirements, including the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) (PDF, 63 KB) and Committee on National Security Systems Policies (CNSSP).

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 comprise hundreds (e.g., 500 or more) of end-user locations or points of presence;
  • Capacity: Solutions can require multiple Transponder Equivalent (TPE) of bandwidth or large (e.g., 100 Mbps or more) committed information rate (CIR) over the satellite links; and
  • Terminal types: Solutions can require terminal populations consisting of multiple variants of fixed land, mobile land, and airborne terminals.

Worldwide coverage

You can use Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) anywhere in the world.

back to top top

Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) Industry Partners

Links go to nongovernment websites.

Service provider Contract number Program contact information
ARTEL, Inc.
Artel website
GS00Q12NRD4005 Program
Michael Rogers
(703) 620-1700
FCSA@artelinc.com
Astrium Services Government Inc. (f/k/a Vizada)
Astrium Services Government Inc.
GS00Q12NRD4011 Program
Kim Baumgartner
(301) 838-7706
CS2@astrium.eads-na.com
 
DRS Technical Services, Inc
DRS website
GS00Q12NRD4006 Program
Crystal Dix
(703) 896-7156
Tom Siple
(703) 896-7294
DRS-CS2@drs-ds.com
 
Hughes Network Systems, LLC*
Hughes website
GS00Q12NRD4007 Program
Dave Tuscano
(301) 601-7284
david.tuscano@hughes.com
 
Intelsat General Corporation*
Intelsat website
GS00Q12NRD4008 Program
Cindy Colville
(301) 571-1217
CS2@intelsatgeneral.com
Segovia, Inc. (d/b/a Inmarsat)
Segovia, Inc. (d/b/a Inmarsat) website
GS00Q12NRD4009 Program
Norm O’Foran
(703) 621-6821
norm.oforan@inmarsatgov.com
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.*
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. CS2 contract
GS00Q12NRD4010 Program
Marty Buckley
(813) 418-1483
CS2TOR@telecomsys.com
 
SES Government Solutions, Inc. (f/k/a Americom Government Services, Inc.)
SES Government Solutions, Inc. website
GS00Q12NRD4004 Program
Stacey Elwood
(301) 797-5300
Robert Strickland
(703) 610-0994
SES-GS.CS2@ses-gs.com

back to top top

 

The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/cs2.


CS2,CS2-SB,satellite,fsca,satcom,equipment,end to end,bandwidth,solutions