Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition

August 28

UltiSat Incorporated, of Gaithersburg, Maryland was awarded by the General Services Administration (GSA) part of the 10-year, $2.5 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide complex commercial SATCOM solutions (CS3). The multi-awardee contract will allow U.S. federal agencies to purchase turnkey managed network solutions incorporating commercial satellite communication products and services via the GSA program of record. The CS3 contract is the successor to the Custom SATCOM Solutions (CS2) IDIQ Contract under which UltiSat was a small business awardee; now UltiSat is considered a large business awardee on the CS3 contract.

January 7, 2011
By George Seffers

ARTEL Incorporated recently received the first contract award to provide satellite services under a new $5 billion General Services Administration and Defense Information Services Agency joint-contract vehicle. The order, which is worth tens of millions of dollars, was awarded under the Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) contract, under the GSA schedule, to provide transponded capacity and subscription services.