Since 2009 and currently, The Costas Group has supported Audio-Visual systems at FEMA and they have awarded us multiple design, implementation and AV contracts.
- In 2009 The Costas Group (TCG) was awarded FEMA’s Enterprise Audio, Visual, and Video Teleconference System Support (HSFEHQ-09-D-0321) a single award multiyear
IDIQ with a 33M ceiling. Under this contract, the Costas Group supplied, on an FEMA enterprise basis, audiovisual equipment, services, programming, and services
to all ten FEMA regions, to include the Hurricane Center and several National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facilities. During the course of our contract,
which was extended by FEMA beyond the base year to all four option years and a six-month extension, we successfully completed over one hundred (100+) audio visual
and video teleconference tasks across all ten FEMA Regions and the National Capital Region (NCR).
- The larger systems that were deployed included Regional Watch Centers (RWC), Regional Response Command Centers (RRCC), Mission Operations Centers (MOC) and
special purpose classified facilities and conference rooms. These larger systems were done Nationwide in all 10 FEMA regions. We also deployed a help desk to
address on site support and preventative maintenance issues with commissioned systems. Each of these installations require a determination of the hardware and
software requirements for the installation, a determination of networking infrastructure and equipment, telephone equipment, network router configuration, purchase
and integration of telephones, furniture requirements, budget approval by the Government, purchase of all the technology required for the project, coordination of
construction requirements with the GSA, installation and programming required to operate the systems, and ongoing maintenance and technology refresh of the systems.
- Presently and until 2020, we are performing under a five-year contract (awarded in 2015) to provide on-site support/maintenance and equipment refresh to all
systems in each of the 10 FEMA regions, and in 2016, received contracts to provide support for moving and reestablishing audio-visual systems and communications in
conjunction with moves within the headquarters building and 400 C St. These contracts have resulted in an additional $6M+ of additional work.