Space Force starts work on IT support contract in Hawaii

The Maui Observatory on  Haleakala Mountain in Hawaii.

The Maui Observatory on Haleakala Mountain in Hawaii. Education Images / Contributor

Want to work from a remote mountain top in the Pacific Ocean region? Space Force might just have the contract for you.

Space Force needs IT and other support at its space surveillance complex in Hawaii, so the military branch has kicked off the market research phase in developing a new contract.

Responses to the new request for information will help determine if the contract will be a small business set-aside procurement or full-and-open.

That RFI says the exact requirements are currently undefined but cover these six six broad areas: executive support, business management support, program management support, financial management support, IT support and civil engineering support.

Space Force has further broken down the IT support category to include systems integration, systems administration, network administration, cybersecurity, and database administration.

Interested companies should also be prepared to offer software applications support and development, systems support and development, data analysis, technology evaluation, and customer-centric outreach.

Work will take place at the Air Force Maui Optical Site and Supercomputing site, which is located at the 10,000-foot summit of Haleakala Mountain. The RFI describes its location as “ideal” and the “dry clean air contributes to the site’s outstanding astronomical seeing conditions.”

Responses to the notice are due March 11 and the timeline is quick.

Space Force expects to make an award by June 1. The contract is planned for a one-year base period and four individual option years.

No dollar value estimates have been attached, but just imagine the view.