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Satcom Direct is a trusted partner for U.S. government and military agencies, offering vital satellite communication solutions through streamlined procurement mechanisms. We leverage the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) to simplify and expedite the acquisition process, providing agencies with pre-negotiated contracts and cost-efficient solutions. Our comprehensive service portfolio, spanning military X-band, UHF, and commercial L, C, Ku, and Ka-band services, ensures we meet the diverse communication needs of government clients.

Furthermore, we maximize flexibility and scalability through Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Awards, enabling agencies to adapt quickly to evolving mission requirements. With a focus on innovation, Satcom Direct actively participates in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Contracts, driving the development of cutting-edge satellite communication technologies tailored to the specific demands of government agencies. By harnessing these procurement avenues, we empower government clients to enhance their communication capabilities, strengthen national security, and achieve mission success, all while fostering innovation and small business growth within the satellite communication sector.

 

GSA MAS

Agnostic multi-orbit MILSATCOM provider
Agnostic multi-orbit MILSATCOM provider
flight operations solutions
SDG facilitates P.A.C.E. connectivity within a common operating picture

GSA Multiple Award Schedules (GSA MAS) are long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial firms providing federal, state, and local government buyers access to more than 11 million commercial supplies (products) and services at volume discount pricing.

The schedule delivers customer agencies the tools and expertise needed to shorten procurement cycles, ensure compliance, and obtain the best value for innovative technology products, services, and solutions.

With more than 7.5 million products and services from over 4,600 pre-vetted vendors, federal agencies, as well as civilian, state, and local organizations, continue to maximize budgets, and reduce buying cycles by up to 50 percent over open market.

Awarded Special Item Numbers (SINs):

CONTRACT DATES:
January 8, 2024 – January 7, 2029

The Viasat Aeronautical Blanket Purchase Agreement (Aero BPA), Contract # HC1013-24-A-001, offers secure global voice and data connectivity to both the Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Agency organizations. This connectivity is made possible through various Viasat services, including BGAN, SwiftBroadband (SBB), Fleet Broadband (FBB), Classic Aero (Viasat Aero H, Aero H+, and Aero I), Viasat GX, SIMOPS, and FlightDeck Freedom.

The primary objective is to ensure worldwide data and voice services are available for aircraft equipped with Inmarsat technology, in order to meet mission requirements.

For further information please contact [email protected]

CONTRACT DATES:
February 14, 2024 – February 13, 2029

The Department of Defense (DoD) necessitates commercial satellite services to ensure secure worldwide voice and data connectivity for missions. This connectivity relies on Inmarsat Swift Broadband (SBB), Classic Aero H+, Very High-Frequency Data Link (VDL), and access to DirecTV in the Continental United States (CONUS), Alaska, and Hawaii. This requirement aims to facilitate global operations to meet the needs of all “Take Charge and Move Out” (TACAMO) and Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) mission requirements.

For further information please contact [email protected] .

CONTRACT DATES: September 06, 2022 – September 05, 2027 (Year 1, +4-year options)

The Consolidated Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to deliver standard Inmarsat BGAN and land-based GX service capabilities to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, the Department of Defense (DISA), and various Federal Agencies. These capabilities encompass dynamic IP, voice, video, data, messaging, and streaming services, all available worldwide. Only the contracting field offices of DITCO-Scott and DITCO-Pacific have the authorization to make orders under this BPA.

For further information please contact [email protected]

CONTRACT DATES: April 09, 2021 – April 08, 2026 

This contract enables U.S. government customers who have access to the DISA EMSS Storefront to directly acquire CERTUS Land, Maritime, and Aero Airtime Service Plans. Iridium’s Certus offers high-speed capabilities across different rate categories and ensures coverage from pole to pole.

For further information please contact [email protected] .

IDIQ Awards

An Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is a flexible and dynamic procurement tool employed by government agencies to efficiently acquire a wide range of goods and services. This contracting mechanism allows government entities to establish long-term agreements with pre-selected vendors, offering the advantage of agility and adaptability in meeting their evolving needs.

Unlike traditional contracts with fixed quantities and delivery schedules, IDIQ contracts provide a framework for on-demand procurement, offering the government the ability to order goods and services as required, within specified limits. This procurement strategy streamlines the acquisition process, enhances cost-effectiveness, and enables agencies to respond swiftly to changing mission requirements while maintaining compliance with procurement regulations. In essence, IDIQ contracts empower government agencies with the flexibility and versatility necessary to navigate the complexities of modern procurement and effectively serve the public interest.

Satcom Direct Government, Inc. (SDG) is poised to grant access to the emerging constellations of small satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), offering enhanced resilience against potential satellite losses. This access opens the door to achieving truly global coverage with the use of smaller satellite terminals, all at a reduced cost, lower latency, and increased data throughput. SDG’s robust and redundant service portfolio equips the Department of Defense (DoD) and its mission partners to not only meet but also exceed their mission requirements. The ongoing mandate is to provide comprehensive worldwide commercial telecommunications and End-to-End services, encompassing resources in C, Ka, Ku, and X-bands, as well as Commercial Teleports (CTs), terrestrial backhauls, and Monitoring and Control (M&C) and Web Portal services for CSSC. Our solution is designed to address the formidable challenge of delivering world-class end-to-end services with global reach.

This entails low-latency services and capabilities derived from or facilitated by the proliferation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, catering to all domains and use cases, including SATCOM, remote sensing, and various other applications. These capabilities encompass a wide range of service forms, including user-independent, direct-to-user, user-to-user, and user reach-back services. Additionally, it encompasses end-to-end managed services available through subscription offerings defined under a Service Level Agreement (SLA), along with ancillary services such as terrestrial backhaul.

Our comprehensive offering includes airtime, data products, customer care, cyber/Information Assurance (IA), backhaul solutions, terminals, and service management.

For further information please contact [email protected] 

SBIR and STRR Contracts

The SBIR and STTR programs are competitive initiatives designed to encourage American small businesses to engage in Federal Research and Development (R&D) with potential for commercialization. These programs, through a competitive awards system, empower small businesses to explore their technological capabilities and offer incentives for commercializing their innovations. By involving qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D landscape, they stimulate high-tech innovation and cultivate entrepreneurial spirit while addressing specific research and development needs.

The STTR program is particularly notable for its emphasis on collaboration between small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. In both Phase I and Phase II, STTR mandates formal partnerships between small businesses and research institutions. Its primary role lies in bridging the gap between fundamental scientific research and the commercialization of resulting innovations.

Both the SBIR and STTR programs operate in three distinct phases, all aimed at promoting scientific excellence, technological innovation, and bolstering the American economy through federal research investments. In the initial phase, these programs fund small businesses to stimulate technological innovation. In the second phase, they align with federal research and development priorities, nurturing promising innovations toward practical applications. Additionally, they strive to boost private-sector commercialization of innovations stemming from federal research and development funding. Furthermore, the STTR program adds a collaborative dimension by facilitating technology transfer through cooperative research and development between small businesses and research institutions. The ultimate goal of these phases is to transition innovative concepts into tangible products, processes, or services that benefit the U.S. Government and contribute to economic growth.

SBIR-STTR logo
CONTRACTPHASECONTRACT NUMBER
STTR
Multi-Band Intelligent Wide-Area-Network (WAN)
IFA864924P0252
SBIR
RORO Roll-on Roll-off
IFA864923P0828
SBIR
SD Pro
IFA864923P0311
SBIR
Electronically steered Antenna (ESA)
IFA864923P0310
SBIR
SD Pro
IIFA864923P1135
SBIR
Electronically steered Antenna (ESA)
IIFA864923P1165
In partnership with Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Satcom Direct is conducting R&D on a Multi-band Intelligent Wide-Area-Network (WAN). The Multi-Band Intelligent Wide-Area-Network solution when adapted by Department of the Airforce will provide the ability to use multiple service providers across their multiple frequency bands. Leveraging our partnership with Florida Institute of Technology, an AI industry leader we will incorporate machine learning yielding bandwidth data optimization based off environmental intelligence, network efficiency, availability, beam geography, predictive network optimization, quality of service, and self-healing resilient links.

The Department of the Air Force has identified an immediate need in the strategic capability area of “Resilient Information Sharing”. Satcom Direct ESA Flat Panel Antenna, with its revolutionary passive phased array microhorn technology, low weight, power consumption, and its simplified two LRU capability has the potential to decrease aircraft downtime and increase command and control across all aviation centric domains. We anticipate the outcomes to benefit several critical operations for the warfighter to include voice communications, C2, data collection, offload, and battlefield awareness. While the central focus of this effort is United States Air Force, we are pursuing aviation and land mobile applications with the United States Navy and United States Army.

In September 2022, AMC Commander General Mike Minihan his keynote address at the Air Force Association (AFA) Conference regarding his “Mobility Manifesto” stated “I’ve got four gaps that I’m concerned about. Command and control, navigation, maneuvering under fire, and tempo.”  The SD Pro solution will solve Gen. Minihan’s concerns around C2 and navigation. SD Pro is a purpose-built global communications and navigation flight platform.SD Pro integrates all C2 and Navigation applications one mission planning, situational awareness, and after-action reporting platform.  It provides a comprehensive view across all bands and integrated networks. SD Pro will enable mission planning through the Advanced Connectivity module, forecasting upcoming flight plans with real time accurate global coverage availability utilizing current network and planned network outages based on weather, schedule, and unscheduled maintenance activities.

Phase I

The objective of Phase I is to establish the technical merit, feasibility, and commercial potential of the proposed R/R&D efforts and to determine the quality of performance of the small business awardee organization prior to providing further Federal support in Phase II. SBIR/STTR Phase I awards are generally $50,000 – $250,000 for 6 months (SBIR) or 1 year (STTR).

Phase II

The objective of Phase II is to continue the R/R&D efforts initiated in Phase I. Funding is based on the results achieved in Phase I and the scientific and technical merit and commercial potential of the project proposed in Phase II. Typically, only Phase I awardees are eligible for a Phase II award. SBIR/STTR Phase II awards are generally $750,000 for 2 years.

Phase III

The objective of Phase III, where appropriate, is for the small business to pursue commercialization objectives resulting from the Phase I/II R/R&D activities. The SBIR/STTR programs do not fund Phase III. At some Federal agencies, Phase III may involve follow-on non-SBIR/STTR funded R&D or production contracts for products, processes or services intended for use by the U.S. Government. Any SBIR awarded a Phase I or Phase II can be processed via Phase III contract.  

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