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Spacenet Receives GSA FCSA Award

15 September 2011


Spacenet received the third in a series of new contract vehicles through which to offer its products and services to government organizations and government contractors. The latest award is a Federal Supply Schedule under the Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) program. This contract follows recent awards for a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), and a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) by the NATO Consultation, Command, and Control Agency.


"These awards reflect a positive recognition of our ability to deliver cost-effective and innovative satellite solutions in support of the Government's unique mission-critical requirements," said SIGS' CEO Susan Miller. "Agencies of the US government and NATO will now have broader and easier access to SIGS' expertise and SATCOM products and services. The combination of our technical expertise and commitment to enhancing mission assurance makes SIGS a valuable and proud partner to the United States Government and its allies."


SIGS was selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to be eligible under the future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) program to receive and respond to requirements from Government users for commercial satellite communications services. The FCSA program is a new three-part acquisition program that incorporates two broad GSA schedules and an ID/IQ contract for custom satellite solutions. The overall program has a $5 billion ceiling and will enable government agencies to procure commercial satellite communications services from the commercial satellite industry. The COMSATCOM subscription-based services offered under the terms of the GSA schedule include satellite-based internet, voice, data, video services and emergency response/disaster recovery voice and data networks.


The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) awarded SIGS a BPA associated with the procurement of SATCOM solutions in support of Government quick-reaction C4ISR requirements. The five year BPA has a Master Dollar Limit of $5.5 million. This award makes SIGS eligible to receive and respond to requirements from Government users of this procurement vehicle.


Under the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A), SIGS was awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) covering a broad range of telecommunications solutions to include the company's RaySat Antenna Systems line of Stealthray(TM) low-profile satellite antennas and rapidly deployable emergency communications systems. Designed by the NC3 agency, the BOA facilitates the interaction between vendors and NATO's eligible purchasers and simplifies ordering for SIGS communication products and services.