DISA looking for vendor to provide end-to-end satellite communications service

Satellite architecture The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is seeking vendors that can provide complex and worldwide end-to-end commercial satellite communications services to U.S. Navy ships and other “points of presence,” to take over after the expiration of the “Commercial Broadband Satellite Program” (CBSP) contract.

The agency issued a sources sought document on April 30 that requested responses from prospective suppliers by May 14.

The objective of this program is to acquire worldwide commercial telecommunications services to include satellite capacity in C, Ku, Ka, and X-band for mobile and fixed satellite transceivers on maritime, airborne and ground platforms…,” says the DISA notice.

As envisioned by the CBSP II contract, the vendor should provide end-to-end service capable of supporting up to 150 full period, full duplex connections…,” adds the notice.

Further information is available from Jennifer Forhy, a contract specialist, at 618-229-9656 or diane.schooley.civ@mail.mil.