GSA awards new satellite service contracts

GSA awards new satellite service contracts

FEB. 3— The General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service this week awarded satellite service contracts to seven vendors for a variety of commercial fixed, mobile and broadcast satellite services and equipment.

Each of the fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts has a one-year term with five one-year options.

The awards are "a major step forward in our effort to ensure that technologically current wireless services are available to our customers when they need them," FTS Commissioner Dennis Fischer said in a statement.

The contracts were awarded to:

  • Colsa Corp. of Huntsville, Ala., for basic data transmission services through Echostar.
  • ComSat Corp. of Bethesda, Md. for mobile communications using Inmarsat systems located around the globe.
  • Electronic Data Systems Corp. for integrated distance-learning capability that includes end-to-end satellite services and comprehensive integration and maintenance support.
  • Hughes Global Services Inc. of Los Angeles for a variety of fixed, broadcast and mobile services.
  • John Tidrow and Associates of Fayetteville, N.C., for Iridium and Inmarsat mobile satellite services and equipment.
  • Marshall Associates Inc. of Sterling, Va., for broadband distance-learning services.
  • Motorola Worldwide Information Network Services of Chandler, Ariz., for Iridium service for global communications.

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