Coastal Geospatial Services Contract Vehicle


This open-ended contracting vehicle provides a fast and easy way for governmental entities (local, state, or federal) to acquire geospatial services from the private sector. The data and tools acquired and developed through this contract must be used for coastal resource management applications.

The contract, a Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 36 architectural and engineering vehicle, is made up of four individual contracts awarded to four contract teams, with each team having one prime contractor. Each of the four contracts has a $17.65 million maximum over the life of the five-year contract, which means the contracts are classified as indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple-year task orders.

The contract is managed by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management in Charleston, South Carolina, with contracting officer services provided by NOAA’s Eastern Acquisition Division in Norfolk, Virginia. Contract management and limited technical consultation are provided. Total cost of the project will include a small percentage for support services including maintaining long term delivery to the public through the Digital Coast.

How to Use the Contract

A memorandum of understanding with NOAA is required to use this contract. Contract management and limited technical consultation are provided at no cost. Individual task orders are managed using the Task Order Management and Information System (TOMIS), a Web-based system that allows the contractors and the government to monitor and document contract and contractor performance.

Services Provided on Contract

  • Thematic mapping, such as land use and land cover, impervious surfaces, tree canopy, and benthic habitat
  • Data acquisition; aerial and satellite, such as lidar, IfSAR, digital multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, and satellite imagery
  • Spectral image processing, analysis, and interpretation, including the use of supervised, unsupervised, classification, and regression-tree modeling
  • High-resolution topographic and bathymetric product generation
  • Photogrammetric mapping, aerotriangulation, and orthophotography
  • Cadastral Mapping (terrestrial and marine)
  • Software application and decision-support tool development
  • Survey and control services, including the use of ground-based and airborne GPS technology
  • Geospatial data analysis, integration, assimilation, and modeling
  • Acoustic data acquisition, processing, and product development, such as single- and multi-beam side-scan sonar technologies
  • Sediment profile imaging and analysis
  • Geospatial analysis in land use, coastal conservation, coastal hazards, marine spatial planning, water quality, and climate change
  • Geospatial Training

Contract Features

  • Provides access to the geospatial industry’s top performers with over 90 subcontractors available through the prime contractors
  • Provides satellite imagery acquisition discounts
  • Is available to other federal, state, and local agencies through memorandums of understanding
  • Can rapidly award task orders in times of national disasters