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: Two (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.

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Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) Industry Partners

Links go to nongovernment websites.

Service provider Contract number Program contact information
Artel website
GS00Q12NRD4005 Program
Jason Adams, Contracts Administrator
(703) 672-5693
Airbus DS Satcom Government, Inc. (f/k/a Astrium Services Government Inc.)
Astrium Services Government Inc.
GS00Q12NRD4011 Program
Kim Baumgartner
(301) 838-7706
DRS Technical Services, Inc
DRS website
GS00Q12NRD4006 Program
Tony Harp
(813) 528-0579
Hughes Network Systems, LLC*
Hughes website
GS00Q12NRD4007 Program
Dave Tuscano
(301) 601-7284
Intelsat General Corporation*
Intelsat website
GS00Q12NRD4008 Program
Cindy Colville
(301) 571-1217
Segovia, Inc. (d/b/a Inmarsat)
Segovia, Inc. (d/b/a Inmarsat) website
GS00Q12NRD4009 Program
Norm O’Foran
(703) 621-6821
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.*
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. CS2 contract
GS00Q12NRD4010 Program
Marty Buckley
(813) 418-1483
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

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