On behalf of the United States Space Force, the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency awarded 16 Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contracts, July 18, for Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) Satellite-Based Services.
This will allow the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and international coalition partners to procure fully managed satellite-based services and capabilities for all domains (space, air, land, maritime and cyber) with a consistent, quality-backed, low-latency offering.
The contract awardees include ARINC, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Capella Federal, Inc.; BlackSky Geospatial Solutions, Inc.; DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc.; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Inmarsat Government, Inc.; KGS LLC; Intelsat General Communications LLC; OneWeb Technologies, Inc.; PAR Government; RiteNet Corporation; Satcom Direct Government, Inc. (SDG); SpaceX; Trace Systems Inc.; and UltiSat, Inc.
The face value of this action is $32,000 with a $2,000 minimum guarantee to each contractor. The total cumulative face value is $900 million across a period of performance from July 18, 2023, through July 17, 2028, with one five-year option. Place of performance will vary based on the Task Order.
These awards were facilitated by Space Systems Command, a field command of the U.S. Space Force, through its Commercial Satellite Communications Office. According to Space Systems Command, this multiple award contract model is a first for government SATCOM procurement and can deliver capabilities to the warfighter faster and at lower cost.
Proposals were solicited via the governmentwide point-of-entry, SAM.gov, and twenty-five proposals were received from this full and open competition.