Xentity has been awarded a 5 year IDIQ for providing national data and geospatial support services to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) (the Agency) has a continuing multi-decadal requirement for National Geospatial Services. The National Geospatial Services Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is a government-wide Agency support contract administered by Geospatial Technology and Application Center (GTAC). The National Geospatial Services contract is an enterprise-level contract vehicle that has met the geospatial needs of FS units which has decreased the issuance and administration of multiple support contracts. This has resulted in reduced duplication of effort, improved FS unit interoperability, cross-functional geospatial technology development and training, and reduced overall cost to the Government. There are two awardees on the contract, one of which being Xentity Corporation.
- Individual task orders under the National Geospatial Services contract are varied and may be issued by multiple FS units (Regions, Forests, Offices, etc.), be of varying size and complexity, and performed at geographically separate locations.
- The level of effort may change from year-to-year based on government funding levels and program priorities.
- Types of projects supported include addressing critical resource management problems involving forest vegetation management, rangeland monitoring, recreation, wilderness, watershed, wildlife, fisheries, ecosystem management, fire and fuels management, forest health, minerals and geology, engineering, climate change, and international forestry.
A sampling of some of the recent tasks concluded are:
- Web based and mobile geospatial programming development for the USFS IVM 2.0 application
- Identification and report of all human created or influenced linear features from existing LiDAR DEM datasets
- Processing data obtained from multiple platforms including unmanned aviation systems using PhoDAR and Structure from Motion methodologies
- ArcGIS Server data maintenance and administration
- Landscape wildfire risk assessments
- Geodatabase development, query, and retrieval of scanned aerial photography for use in forest plan revision activities
- Support services to the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)
- Development and enhancement of interactive maps
- Photogrammetry and cartography support
- Provide integration of geospatial services
- opportunities to further standardize and/or improve geospatial platforms across the FS.
- synergies across individual tasks ordered to reduce redundancy.
- means of sharing data and resources across FS units
- best practices and implement for multiple GTAC programs.
Services Available on the IDIQ Vehicle
Xentity achieves these objectives through the following established approaches and activities available for order on the IDIQ:
Data Management Services
- Project Management
- Data Services Reporting
- Data Management
- Data Publication
- Data Analysis and Product Generation
- Data Application Development
- Data Technical Support
Geospatial Support Services
- Geospatial Analysis
- Cartography, Mapping, Assessment and Monitoring
- Geospatial Data Management
- Spatial Database Administration – SQL Server, Oracle
- Web Hosting Administration
- Geospatial Web and Mobile Application and Tool Development
- Geospatial Helpdesk Support
- GUI Design
- Geospatial Training Development/Instruction
IDIQ Facts and Figures
|Contract Name||National Geospatial Services|
|Contract Number||1284JC18D0003 – FBO.gov Permalink|
Point of Contact
|Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, WO-AQM, 1400 Independence AVE SW, MS-1138, Washington, District of Columbia, 20250-1138, United States|
Mary Shinney, Phone: 801-975-3783 , email@example.com
|Contract Ceilings||$ 25,000,000|
|Period of Performance|
|Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ); Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Task Orders; Labor Hour Task Orders (LHTO)|
541990 — All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
|Prime Contractor||Xentity Corporation|
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