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Contractor: Americom Government Services, Incorporated
Department: Defense Informations Systems Agency
Americom Government Services, Inc., dba SES World Skies U.S. Government Solutions (SES USGS), McLean, Va., was awarded on April 20 a $10,112,924 firm-fixed-price contract for the Thule Tracking Station DS3 service. The contract provides the government a dedicated, full period DS3 (44.736 Mbps), full duplex, symmetrical, serial communications digital circuit between Thule Air Base and Schriever Air Force Base utilizing commercial satellite bandwidth, contractor-provided hub equipment, teleport services and contractor-provided antennas. The period of performance is a a one-year base with four one-year options from May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2016. Performance will be between Thule Air Base and Schriever Air Force Base. A request for information was posted to Government Point of Entry, the Federal Business Opportunities website, on Dec. 21, 2010. The government’s notice of intent to award the Thule Tracking Station DS3 contract on a sole-source basis to SES USGS was posted to Government Point of Entry, the Federal Business Opportunities website, on March 2, 2011. Solicitation was issued to SES USGS. The statutory authority used for this other than full and open competition contract action is 10 U.S.C. §2304(c) (1) -- only one responsible source and no other supplies or service will satisfy agency requirement -- FAR Part 6.302-1. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HC1013-11-C-0101).
Total Contract Value: $10,112,924