NGA GSA Geospatial Intelligence Geoint

Explore the collaboration between GSA and NGA in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) through the CIBORG initiative, its importance in government operations and opportunities for GEOINT companies.

NGA GSA Geospatial Intelligence Geoint

The collaboration between the General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) through the CIBORG initiative reflects the growing demand and significance of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in government operations. This blog post provides an overview of this strategic partnership and offers guidance on how companies can engage in this evolving market.

A GEOINT Partnership: Collaboration between GSA and NGA

This partnership aims to facilitate the procurement of geospatial intelligence data, products, and services through GSA contracts, particularly the GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract. The initiative, known as the Commercial Initiative to Buy Operationally Responsive GEOINT (CIBORG) Program, is a significant part of this collaboration. CIBORG provides an efficient procurement method for commercially available geospatial intelligence solutions.

GEOINT on GSA IT Schedule 70

GSA has plans to revise SIN 132-55 to include GEOINT sub-categories, making it easier for federal customers to access these services and products. Expected to include commercial satellite service solutions, sensor data, imagery, geospatial collected or derived services/products, and Earth Observation Services, the revision aims to provide the GEOINT community with simplified access to federal customers through pre-vetted companies and pre-negotiated contracts. The final SIN revision is expected in the first quarter of 2017.

  • Benefits for Companies Providing GEOINT

  • For companies on the GSA IT Schedule 70, the benefits are numerous. The Schedule facilitates shorter buying cycles, making it quicker and easier to sell to government customers. Increased visibility on platforms like GSA Advantage! and eLibrary is crucial for reaching federal buyers. Importantly, the initiative allows qualified emerging GEOINT companies to bypass the typical 2-year experience requirement, opening opportunities for newer businesses with innovative technologies.

  • How Blackfyre Can Assist

  • Our expertise lies in strategic planning and proposal development. We can assist in developing your proposal for the GSA IT Schedule 70 and guide you through the process of adding GEOINT services once the SIN revision is in place. Further, we provide Contract Management services to assist in managing your GSA contract, ensuring it remains current and compliant with all GSA regulations. Our Market Analysis can help you stay informed of the latest trends and demands in the GEOINT community to ensure your offerings remain relevant and competitive. We aim to increase your company's visibility to federal buyers by optimizing your listing on GSA Advantage! and other relevant platforms.

The partnership between GSA and NGA and the subsequent inclusion of GEOINT services under the GSA IT Schedule 70 reflect a significant market opportunity for companies in the geospatial sector. Understanding the procurement process and positioning your offerings effectively are crucial steps in capitalizing on this opportunity.

Partner with Blackfyre to navigate the complexities of government contracting and leverage our expertise to maximize your business's potential in the federal market.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your endeavors in the growing field of GEOINT. The Blackfyre team, led by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, offers the best GSA Schedule Consulting services.

Pedro has extensive background as a Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist, has worked across seven federal agencies, managing contracts totaling over $1 billion in the professional and tech sectors. His notable tenure includes serving with the DoD/DARPA during the inception of their robotics program. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in initiating the Cyber Special Item Number (SIN) within the GSA's IT Schedule 70 as a Team Lead. After graduating from Harvard, he started Blackfyre to help you win your next contract.

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