DISA awards 16 contracts for Proliferated Low Earth Orbit Satellite-Based Services

By the Office of Strategic Communication and Public Affairs
July 21, 2023

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.

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