Custom Satellite Communications Solutions (CS2-SB)
A joint program of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Custom Satellite Communications Solutions-Small Business (CS2-SB) contract is part of the US federal government's Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition (FCSA) program.
GSA and DISA teamed on FCSA in 2009 to minimize the growing prices on satellite services for government agencies, as well as to offer single-point access for the purchase and delivery of mission-critical services with significant savings for taxpayers.
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. Further, this contract requires adherence to federal information assurance requirements, including the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and the Committee on National Security Systems Policy (CNSSP) helping your agency to meet its Title III security requirements.
CS2-SB is a multiple award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), fixed-price contraact, which is best suited for large, custom, complex requirements such as:
- Coverage: Can be delivered to coverage areas involving multiple satellites and associated ground stations, and terrestrial infrastructure anywhere in the world.
- User and Network Size: Can be comprised of hundreds of end-user locations or points of presence.
- Capacity: Can require multiple Transponder Equivalent (TPE) of bandwidth or large (100 Mbps or more) committed information rate (CIR) over the satellite links.
- Terminal Types: Can require terminal populations consisting of multiple variants of fixed land, mobile land, and airborne terminals.
Each of the awards includes a five-year contract period of three base years with two one-year options and a ceiling of $900 million.