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Press Release: USGS Awards Aerial Services

Press Release: USGS Awards Aerial Services

USGS logoPress Release: USGS Awards Aerial Services a GPSC Contract to Support 3DEP

Aerial Services, Inc., (ASI) a veteran-owned small business, geospatial services firm has been awarded an U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geospatial Product and Service Contract  (GPSC). The GPSC 3 contract is a 5-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a total contract ceiling of $750,000,000.

The Agencies’ GPSC is a suite of contracts used by Federal, State, and municipal government entities for purpose of fulfilling their geospatial data requirements. Photogrammetric and mapping services are primarily awarded under the umbrella of Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) Architect-Engineer (A&E) contracting. The contracts are broad in scope and can accommodate any activity related to standard, nonstandard, graphic, and digital cartographic products. Services provided include, but are not limited to imagery and LiDAR data acquisition, data processing, and photogrammetric mapping.

“Aerial Services is pleased to have been awarded this important geospatial contract. This award will have a major impact on our continued success. The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) program will have long-term benefits to the US economy and ASI looks forward to bring our 20 plus years of Federal prime contractor experience and quality services to meet the needs of USGS and their partners.”, said Mike Tully, President of Aerial Services.

The GPSC contracts will support the USGS 3DEP initiative. This program was developed to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations.  The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging (Lidar) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories.

Administrative oversight of the GPSC is managed by the Contracting Officer’s Representative and staff located at the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC). USGS drafts task orders based on an agency’s specific product requirements, conducts negotiations with the contracting firms, and manages each task throughout its life cycle.

ASI 50 Year LogoAbout Aerial Services
Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI), celebrating 50 years as an integrated team of professionals, provides premier Aerial Acquisition, LiDAR, Terrain Models, Orthophotography, Vector Mapping, GIS, and Web Services to government, utilities, engineers, and other geospatial clients. Based in the Iowa heartland, Aerial Services’ resilient work ethic, cutting-edge technology, and experienced staff combine to harness the power of geographic information and provide innovative geospatial solutions.

Mike Tully has been the President & CEO of Aerial Services, Inc. (Cedar Falls, IA) since 2002. He is a certified photogrammetrist, and has a B.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University, a M.S. in Forestry Entomology from the University of Maine, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a certified GIS-Professional, techno-geek, and the head of "Getting Right Things Done Well" at Aerial Services. Mike is an innovator and thinker.

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