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Contractor: TeleCommunication Systems, Incorporated
Department: Defense Informations Systems Agency
On Nov. 3, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., Annapolis, Md., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Military Sealift Commandís (MSC) Next Generation Wideband commercial satellite communications infrastructure and service. The contract -- with a $315,000,000 not-to-exceed ceiling price and a guaranteed first-year minimum of $5,000,000 -- will replace the current MSC Afloat Bandwidth Efficient Satellite Transport commercial satellite communications infrastructure. The period of performance is from Nov. 3, 2010 through Nov. 2, 2018 (four-year base period plus four one-year option periods). Performance will be at various locations world-wide. The solicitation was issued as a full and open competitive action. Solicitation was posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website and six offers were received. TeleCommunication Systems is a large business. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HC1013-11-D-0100).
Total Contract Value: $315,000,000