Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Products and Services
Our Best-in-Class SATCOM contracts—Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) and Commercial Satellite Communications Solutions on Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)—can help federal, state, local, and tribal governments maintain essential and secure communications where no wire line or wireless base exists.
We offer Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) and custom solutions like:
- Mobile, fixed, and broadcast satellite services in any commercially available frequency band or satellite constellation
- Quick deployment for emergency response or disaster recovery communications
- Support for continuity of operations (COOP) and distance learning
Contract type: multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ)
Task order type: fixed-price or time and materials
Period of performance: 5 years with one 3-year and one 2-year option period
CS3 (which replaces the expired CS2 and CS2-SB contracts) can help your agency build large, complex, custom satellite solutions:
- Interactive Services that connect multiple locations in a real-time two-way interactive network
- Continuity and Emergency Responder Operations that establish and deploy a secondary communications infrastructure if your primary infrastructure is disrupted by hazards
- Broadcast Satellite Services that collect voice, video, or data into one central site and distributing that information to multiple fixed or mobile locations
- Fleet and Asset Tracking and Reporting Services that track fleet equipment (e.g., sensors) or other assets using real-time location and status information
- Steady State Operations that provide complete, customized, enduring engineering solutions for sustaining base communications services and infrastructure
- Direct Customer Operations that create satellite-based communications infrastructures to support specific customer operations
Support small business with CS3
CS3 allows you to include additional small businesses to your contract and ensure their inclusion throughout its lifetime. Large businesses must submit small business subcontracting plans as part of their proposals, and ordering activities can set aside requirements exclusively for small businesses.
Federal Contracting Officers must complete training and receive a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) prior to awarding task orders.
The FAR Clause 52.217–8 Option to Extend Services cannot be used to extend work past October 15, 2032. Task orders can be issued until October 15, 2032 only when
- orders are issued before October 15, 2027
- options are included when you initially issue the order