SATCOM on GSA IT Schedule 70

Discover how Blackfyre can guide your company to success with Satcom on GSA IT Schedule 70, providing strategic guidance for satellite communication solutions in federal operations.

SATCOM on GSA IT Schedule 70

Here at Blackfyre, a leading GSA Schedule consulting firm, we've dedicated ourselves to staying closely attuned to the ins and outs of GSA IT Schedule 70, particularly as it pertains to the sector of satellite communications (Satcom). As the satellite communications industry converges in Washington, D.C. for the annual SATELLITE conference, federal spending through GSA Schedules on satellite communications is a focal point of significant relevance and opportunity. This is our insight into Satcom on GSA IT Schedule 70:

Satellite Communications on GSA IT Schedule 70

GSA IT Schedule 70, the largest acquisition vehicle in the federal government, covers a vast array of IT products, services, and solutions. A critical piece of this complex puzzle is satellite communications (Satcom). Satcom services are pivotal for federal operations, especially in scenarios such as remote locations, disaster response, military operations, and any situation where a reliable communication line is paramount.

Special Item Numbers (SINs) for Satcom

Two particular SINs provided under GSA IT Schedule 70 cater precisely to the needs of satellite communication solutions:

  1. SIN 132-54, COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity: This category encompasses services related to owning, operating, or reselling dedicated bandwidth and power on communications satellites across any available COMSATCOM frequency band.
  2. SIN 132-55, COMSATCOM Subscription Services: This SIN tackles pre-existing, pre-engineered Fixed Satellite Service and/or Mobile Satellite Service solutions, including shared or dedicated satellite resources, ancillary terrestrial components, and specific networks and equipment in any available COMSATCOM frequency band.

Market Presence and Fiscal Year 2016 Statistics

Even though GSA IT Schedule 70 is host to approximately 5,000 companies, the niche market for commercial satellite communication solutions is relatively minuscule, with less than 45 companies offering services under the COMSATCOM SINs during the fiscal year of 2016. This fact underlines a specialized but highly essential market segment within the broader GSA IT Schedule 70 framework.

The Opportunity for Providers

Understanding the highly specialized nature of Satcom services and considering the comparatively scarce number of providers on the GSA IT Schedule 70, there presents a substantial opportunity for suitable companies to penetrate and excel in this market. Organizations with the ability in satellite communications can utilize GSA Schedule 70 to deliver essential services to an array of federal agencies, ensuring rock-solid, reliable, and secure communication channels.

Blackfyre’s Role

Blackfyre is committed to guiding firms through the procedure of obtaining a GSA IT Schedule 70 contract, with a precise focus on the COMSATCOM SINs. Our team of experts provides end-to-end GSA schedule assistance, from initial consultation, strategic planning, proposal writing, to post-award compliance. We comprehend the gravity of satellite communications for government operations and are passionate about aiding companies to navigate this complicated but rewarding sector.

In conclusion, as the federal government's reliance on robust and secure communication channels amplifies, so grows the importance of satellite communications solutions within the GSA IT Schedule 70 framework. Blackfyre stands at the edge of providing all-inclusive consulting services to help companies capitalize on this opportunity, guaranteeing positioning to meet the advancing needs of federal agencies. Whether you're looking to break into the market or expand your existing Satcom offerings, Blackfyre is your ally, led by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, we offer the finest 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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