Deimos Imaging, a UrtheCast company, has been awarded a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government.
According to the company, this is the first time a European company in Earth observation services has been awarded such a contract in the U.S.
In order to be awarded the GSA Schedule contract, Deimos Imaging and UrtheCast had to undergo an extensive and rigorous approval process and ensure its services are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
The GSA is an independent agency of the U.S. government established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies.
The GSA provides millions of commercial products and services to government agencies that benefit from “most-favored customer” pricing with pre-approved vendors. This is designed to help U.S. agencies source products and services, as well as comply with rules and regulations for buying.
The five-year GSA program establishes long-term government-wide contracts and allows federal customers to efficiently purchase Earth Observation products and services from Deimos Imaging under GSA IT Schedule 70, Special Item Number 132-41.
As a recipient of the contract, Deimos Imaging can provide federal, state, local, tribal, and regional government agencies with customized and ready-to-use satellite imagery products and services that are expected to contribute to decision-making in a wide range of sectors, such as agriculture, oil and gas, maritime surveillance, and defense and security.
“We are very pleased to have received a GSA contract because it empowers our data strategy to unlock Earth Observation’s full potential,” says Jamie Ritchie, chief commercial officer at Deimos Imaging. “Deimos Imaging has enjoyed a long, successful history of providing satellite products and services to public and private entities. Being part of the GSA schedule program allows our portfolio to be accessible to agencies across the U.S. and leverages our position to accelerate decision making in a wide variety of fields and to meet the needs of our customers there.”