Industry days on May 1 and 2 at Peterson AFB in Colorado regarding deep space surveillance

GEODSS site on Diego Garcia
on Diego Garcia

The U.S. Air Force Space Command has scheduled a two-day Industry Day event at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado at which it will provide briefings on May 1 and conduct one-on-one sessions with prospective contractors on May 2 to explore their capabilities to support the USAF’s Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) program.

“The 21st Space Wing intends to solicit competitive proposals to provide operation, maintenance, and support services at 3 sites: White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in Socorro, New Mexico; Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; and Maui, Hawaii,” explains a sources sought document released on April 16.

The contract, which the Air Force envisions as a small business set-aside, would be a firm fixed-price award, which would include a one-year base period plus four one-year options. The government intends to issue the formal GEODSS solicitation on or about June 2014.

The chosen vendor will be expected to provide 16-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week operations for the three geographically separated sites.

“The mission of GEODSS is to detect, track, and identify all tasked space objects within its area of coverage,” explains the notice. “GEODSS provides metric data to the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.”

In addition, GEODSS provides space object identification to the USSTRATCOM Joint Intelligence Center at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

Further information about this two-day event is available from Austin Frindt, a contracting officer, at 719-556-1599 or