Up to $47.3M for 2G Satellite Broadband & VoIP Network for Deployed Troops
M.C. Dean Inc. in Dulles, VA received an $18.9 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for a second generation satellite-based internet-broadband service and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network in support of deployed military personnel. Locations for this contract will include Iraq and the Balkans. They will also include other current and future satellite and other non-Global Information Grid operations in the European Command and Central Command Areas of Responsibility, and other unidentified locations per tasking received by the SPAWAR Europe office. Our April 2005 “U.S. Defense Department Moves Closer to Voice-Over-IP” addressed this trend, and there have been similar MC Dean contracts. For additional background, see the February 2006 Signals Magazine article “Coalition Commanders,” [PDF format] which covered an MC Dean Project in Kabul, Afghanistan to install a Joint Operations Center fed by services of this type.
The aggregate amount of all task orders issued against this contract will not exceed $47.3 million. Work will be performed in Iraq (75%) and other OCONUS(Outside the CONtinental US) locations (25%), and is expected to be complete by June 2007. This contract modification was awarded using other than Full and Open Competition; it was synopsized to the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website and the Commerce Business Daily’s Federal Business Opportunities website on Jan. 29, 2007 by The Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center, in Charleston, SC.