Small biz sought to assist three sites in U.S. that support USAF’s deep space surveillance system

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The Air Force Space Command has issued a sources sought notice for a small business set-aside contract to a vendor that can provide operation, maintenance and support services at three sites that form parts of the Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep-Space Surveillance System, or GEODSS.

The selected vendor would provide support — 16-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week — at the White Sands Missile Range in Socorro, NM; Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean; and Maui, Hawaii, says the notice, which was released on March 20.

Contracted services will include exercise and testing assistance, civil engineering, communications-electronics maintenance, logistics, knowledge operations management and electronic systems maintenance.

“The mission for GEODSS is to detect, track, and identify all tasked space objects within its area of coverage,” says the USAF notice. “Additionally, GEODSS provides Space Object Identification to the USSTRATCOM Joint Intelligence Center at Offutt AFB, Neb.”

An industry day is being planned for May 1-2, 2014 at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.

Further information is available from Austin Frindt at 719-556-1599 or