COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) has won a Geospatial Products and Services Contracts (GPSC) award from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that allows the agency to negotiate task orders with Sanborn during the next five years. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is one of a suite of multi-award agreements with a total cap of $750 million. The contract gives the USGS and other customers who use USGS procurement contracts access to the professional services they require.
A GPSC is a suite of contracts used by federal, state and municipal government entities to partner with the USGS to fulfill their geospatial data requirements. Photogrammetric and mapping services, such as those Sanborn provides, primarily are awarded under the umbrella of Architect-Engineer contracting. Services performed under a GPSC are negotiated and managed by the agency's Commercial Partnership Team (CPT).
According to the USGS, its GPSC contractors are selected through a competitive, quality-based selection process, are well known to the CPT and are highly skilled with the full gamut of geospatial and cartographic products. They are industry leaders with product-specific expertise, and maintain technical liaisons with the USGS.
"We're honored that the USGS selected Sanborn to provide professional services under this multiyear agreement," says Jason Caldwell, Sanborn VP of business development and sales. "Only a handful of firms are awarded a GPSC contract. The choice confirms that the agency recognizes Sanborn's expertise and commitment to quality."
Sanborn services performed under the GPSC may include imagery and LiDAR data acquisition; photogrammetric mapping, and aerotriangulation; orthophotography; thematic mapping; surveying and control acquisition; image manipulation, analysis, and interpretation; map digitizing; data manipulations; primary and ancillary data acquisition, and more.
About The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. Sanborn (www.sanborn.com) is a preeminent innovator in the geospatial industry, delivering state-of-the-art mapping, visualization, Web GIS™ and 3-D solutions to customers worldwide. The firm, which celebrates its storied 150th anniversary in 2016, currently operates a fleet of 14 aircraft located strategically across the United States. Embracing cutting-edge technology, Sanborn specializes in oblique aerial imagery, aerial and mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR) mapping, aerial orthophotography, 3-D modeling and visualization software and services, indoor mapping with its proprietary SPIN robot, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) sales, services and image processing, and a host of geospatial software products.