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GSA Issues SATCOM-II Request for Proposals

Seeks Satellite Communications Services

GSA # 10211

February 10, 2006                        
Contact: Neil Franz, (202) 501-1231
neil.franz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced it has released a solicitation for proposals to provide commercial worldwide satellite communications solutions.  Proposals are due March 14, 2006. 

SATCOM-II will replace the existing GSA Satellite Services program.  It will provide agencies with a full range of end-to-end satellite solutions, including:

  • Fixed and mobile satellite transport services;
  • Application solutions;
  • Engineering and operational maintenance support; and
  • Satellite professional support services, which will be set aside for small businesses.

SATCOM-II, a multiple award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Fixed Price contract, will provide Federal government civilian agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with:

  • Commercial, end-to-end solutions.
  • Direct order-direct bill relationships among agencies and providers.
  • A flexible modification process that enables new technologies to be added as they become commercially available.

     

SATCOM-II will continue to successfully provide civilian and DoD agencies with satellite communications to meet expanding requirements for emergency response, Continuity of Operations (COOP), broadcast services, distance learning and mobile user requirements.

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