The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun to seek proposals for the second iteration of a potential 10-year, $979.8 million contract to provide satellite communications services under the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program.
The CBSP Satellite Services Contract II seeks to support the U.S. Navy’s commercial satcom requirements by enabling the military branch to acquire satellite capacity in C, Ku, Ka and X-bands for fixed and mobile satellite transceivers on ground, airborne and manned and unmanned maritime platforms, according to a July 1 solicitation notice posted on the SAM website.
The Navy can also use the CSSC II indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure commercial teleport services, monitoring and control, backhaul connectivity and operations support to deliver connectivity between Navy and Military Sealift Command ships and MSC or Navy designated points of presence.
“The CSSC II shall provide access to an end-to-end service capable of supporting approximately 400 simultaneous full period, full duplex, simplex, and simplex broadcast connections/modems between a NDP/MDP and the end user terminal through the means of space and terrestrial connectivity,” the request for proposals states.
CSSC II is expected to be a single-contract award with a three-year base term, three two-year option periods and one option year.
DISA classified the contract’s performance requirements into nine tasks: operations and architecture; operational management; information assurance/cybersecurity; frequency clearances and approvals; electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference identification, characterization and geolocation; fault management; transmission plan and frequency matrix; operations support requirements; and semi-annual sun transit reporting.
Proposals are due Aug. 10.