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S -- N65236-09-R-0215

Solicitation Number: SSC-Atlantic_MKTSVY_7A1C6
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Location: SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
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Added: Oct 13, 2009 9:57 am
Space and Naval Warfare SystemsCenter (SPAWARSYSCEN) Atlantic,

intends to award a commercial, sole-

source contract IAW FAR Part 13, to

Intelsat General Corporation, 6550

Rock Spring Dr 450, Bethesda, MD

20817. The proposed acquisition is to

reserve and obtain selected services of

an existing communications satellite

(SKYNet-4C) for National Science

Foundation (NSF) data communications

between the Continental US and South

Pole Station Antarctica. The

procurement includes incidental

engineering services to support system

implementation, as well as

procurement and testing of the South

Pole Ground Terminal. The SKYNET-4C

will replace the MARISAT-F2 satellite

which was de-orbited in October 2008.

Since the de-orbiting of the MARISAT-

F2, NSFs South Pole data link to the

rest of the world has bee significantly

limited. NSF has identified the satellite

SKYNET-4C as having both the

inclination required and capacity

available to replace the MARISAT-F2 in

this critical role. The SKYNET-4C is the

only available commercial satellite that

can communicate with the South Pole

Station; therefore, Intelsat in the only

known source for these services.

A Firm Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery,

Indefinite Quantity type contract is

anticipated with a one-year base period

and four one-year options. The

applicable North American Industry

Classification System (NAICS) code is

517410 and the size standard is $15

million. This notice is not a request for

competitive proposals. Any response

to this notice is due no later than 20

October 2009. The SPAWAR Systems

Center Atlantic point of Contact is

Sarah Pyatt, Code 2.2.53SP, at email, phone 843-218-

P.O. Box 190022, North Charleston SC 29419-9022
Point of Contact - SARAH W PYATT, Contract Specialist, 843-218-5974

Contract Specialist