In 2002, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) promulgated Seapower 21, a framework for aligning, organizing and integrating the U.S. Navy to meet the wide variety of challenges that lay ahead. The CNO called upon the entire Navy to find ways to become more efficient and effective. To meet Seapower 21 objectives and to increase efficiency, the NAVSEA Warfare Centers established the Seaport Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) vehicle, using a web-based, e-business procurement portal to facilitate performance-based service acquisition, leverage buying power, improve business intelligence and reduce cycle time.
In October 2004, the Virtual SYSCOM Commanders expanded the ordering community of SeaPort-e to include all Virtual SYSCOM activities and to use SeaPort-e across the Virtual SYSCOM. Additionally, other activities, including the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps have chosen to use SeaPort-e.
The Government website http://www.seaport.navy.mil/default.aspx provides an overview of SeaPort™ for Government users, and the business rules and assumptions used in its development.
- A&H Technologies, Inc.
- Advanced Engineering & Sciences, a division of ITT
- Alion - IPS Corporation
- AMERICAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
- Antaeus Systems LLC
- Applied Techno-Management Systems, Inc. (ATMS)
- Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc.
- Boatright Defense Solutions Inc
- Camber Corporation
- Caplinger Consulting, LLC
- CLA Tech, Inc.
- Comsearch Government Solutions LLC
- Consummate Computer Consultants Systems, LLC
- CST2000, LLC, dba iCST
- Danna Corporation
- Database Plus Internet
- DKS Consultants, Inc.
- Engineered For Reception, Inc.
- EOIR Technologies, Inc.
- First Principles Technology, Inc.
- General Infomatics-A Service Disabled Owned Veteran Business, Inc.
- Haulsey Engineering
- HDT Expeditionary Sytems, Inc.
- Ignite Analytics
- Imagine One Technology and Management LTD
- Information Management Resources
- ITA Liquidating Corporation
- JLM Information Systems, Inc.
- Key Solutions Inc.
- Liberty University
- ManTech Systems Engineering Corp.
- Manufacturing Techniques, Inc dba M-TEQ
- MCI, Incorporated
- MD Associates Inc
- Odyssey Systems Consulting Group LTD.
- Power Find Business Intelligence Services
- Professional Solutions1, LLC dba Professional Solutions
- Qsys Ltd.
- Raydar and Associates
- RMT Spectrum Associates, Inc. (RMT)
- SAM INC
- SEW, Inc.
- SIBS, LLC
- SilverBlock Systems, Inc.
- Solutions Development
- Solvern Innovations
- Southeastern Computer Consultants, Inc.
- StaffPro Technologies, Inc.
- SYColeman, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of L3 Co
- The Talmadge Group, Inc.
- Tribal Solutions Inc
- Universal Systems & Technology, Inc.
- URS Federal Services, Inc
- Varen Technologies, Inc.
- VIATEQ Corporation
- VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST/ST UNIV
- YarCom Inc.
- Z SYSTEMS CORPORATION
R&D Support, Engineering Support, Modeling, Prototyping, System Des Doc/Tech Data, Software, RM&A, HF Engineering Support, System Safety, CM Support, QA Support, IS / IA / IT, Ship Inactivation/Disposal, Interoperability/T&E/Trials, Measure Facilities/Ranges, Acquisition Logistics, Supply & Provisioning, Training, In-Service Eng, Program Support, Administrative Support, Public Affairs. SeaPort Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) are designed to include all aspects of professional support services (SeaPort-I MAC) and Engineering, Technical, & Programmatic Support Services (SeaPort-e MAC) as required by the Virtual Systems Command, its related Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and field affiliates. These contracts are not intended to nor will they be used to procure any personal services or services which are inherently governmental. Generally, SeaPort MACs provide vehicles to procure engineering, technical, programmatic, and professional support services for authorized users through all phases of ship and weapon system life cycle – technology development, concept exploration, design, specification development, construction/production, test and evaluation, certification, operation, maintenance, improvement/modernization, overhaul and refueling, salvage and disposal. The scope of the contracts also includes professional support services to assist in the development, review and execution of search and salvage, diving, underwater ship husbandry, and pollution control program areas.
PrimaryCharlie Painter, VP of Business Development
SecondaryKyle Rossetti, Business Analyst
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PrimarySandy Brucker, Vice President of Contracts
SENTEL's processes are designed to continually improve the quality of our customer support. Our method for ensuring the overall quality of our tasks is to establish rigorous planning, documentation, and lines of accountability right from the beginning of the task. We also will use clear written delineation of the roles and missions of each task team member to establish both accountability and empowerment. This method is a powerful team-building tool because it clarifies specific results and guidelines for each team member.
Quality Assurance (QA) at SENTEL means a pervasive focus on customer requirements and pursuit of efficiency in our daily and business operations. To this end, SENTEL will carry out the following QA strategies for the SEAPORT Enhanced (SEAPORT-e) contract:
- SENTEL will provide timely and accurate financial accounting and reporting using Deltek's Costpoint, an automated system approved by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).
- SENTEL will maintain close coordination with its customers through direct interface with Program and Task Managers.
- The Program Manager will have direct access to top SENTEL management to acquire any resources required to provide a quality product to the customer.
- SENTEL employees will be empowered by management to work with minimal layers of supervision, which will allow employees to adjust their priorities to the technical requirements of the task.
- SENTEL will recognize and reward personnel for outstanding achievement, resulting in high motivation and outstanding customer service.
- SENTEL will offer its personnel advanced education and training in process improvement, problem-solving, decision-making, and team-building.
- SENTEL will continuously improve its corporate support processes such as personnel retention and recruitment, enhancing our skill base, cost controls, accountability, reporting procedures, customer relations, and contract compliance.
Approach to Problem Resolution
The SENTEL Program Manager will work closely with the government and/or subcontractors' principal leads to resolve problems. Any problems not resolved by the Program Manager will be referred to the Vice President of the SENTEL Technology Integration Group, and if necessary, to subcontractor counterparts or to SENTEL's President and COO.
Management Practices and Training
First and foremost, SENTEL will adhere to best practices management with a focus on outcome and results. While processes contribute to significant increases in productivity and provide for a more collaborative work environment, best management practices require leadership and astute managers to ensure that requirements are met and results are achieved. SENTEL will also ensure continuous training to its managers and task leads in performance-based support contracting and best practices management through seminars, short courses, workshops, and conferences.
Single Point of Contact
The SENTEL Program Manager (PM) will be the single point of contact for resolving all SEAPORT-e matters. The PM will respond to the requirements of the Navy's SEAPORT-e contract, recruit and hire personnel, make work assignments for both SENTEL and subcontractor personnel, authorize expenditure of contractor labor, and authorize contractor travel.
A SENTEL Task Lead will be designated to expedite both the SENTEL Program Manager's directions and the interface between the contractor and government team members. Within each primary functional area, the SENTEL Task Leads will have requisite subject matter expertise and experience. This functional leadership, while being flexible, responsive, and responsible, will provide requisite infrastructural support to the common primary functional areas of the Integrated Product Team (IPT).
Proposed Task Order
SENTEL understands that the issuance of a Proposed Task Order (PTO) does not obligate the government to issue a Task Order under this contract, nor does it obligate the contractor to perform any work until receipt of a Task Order. SENTEL will respond to a PTO within the specified time. Task order proposals will be submitted in accordance with task order requirements. SENTEL will maximize the use of electronic submission of all proposals in response to PTO requests.
After posting of the draft task order requirements on the SEAPORT-e system, SENTEL will provide a capability statement and respond to the PTO as required and as appropriate. As the prime contractor, SENTEL is responsible for the performance of all tasks and will be responsible for submission of all Task Order proposals. SENTEL will review all PTOs, with assistance from current Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Task Leads (if in place) and other technically qualified corporate personnel. An interim Task Lead will be identified from current corporate resources to assist in the development of the Task Order proposal. Potential Technical Leads and staff members will be identified. SENTEL will determine how our team can most effectively perform the task (i.e., in-house SENTEL, in-house other teammates, as a combined effort, etc.). That determination will be made by matching task requirements to personnel and corporate capabilities.
After a Task Order has been issued to SENTEL, we will assign a Task Lead, Technical Leads, and staff to perform the task. Before substituting new personnel for those proposed, we will ensure that the new personnel have the requisite qualifications, and we will notify the NSWCDD for approval. We understand that the NSWCDD Contracting Officer reserves the right to withdraw or cancel a Task Order. We understand that the government will evaluate each proposal based on the contractor's management structure, technical capability, performance on past tasks, and cost, and that the government intends to acquire the best services for the best price.
Cost Accounting and Reporting
SENTEL uses accounting methods that have been reviewed and approved by the DCAA for award of contracts with cost reimbursement and line items. We have an excellent record of cost realism, reasonableness, and competitiveness with respect to actual versus projected indirect cost rates and actual costs versus bid costs. SENTEL's outstanding contract performance history further demonstrates our understanding of the proper and allowable cost accounting methods for ensuring contract cost performance that is accurately and reliably priced, properly tracked and accounted for, and properly billed in accordance with current rules and regulations.
SENTEL will report contract expenditures monthly or as required by the government. This report will show hours expended for each labor category and cost of labor, Other Direct Costs (ODCs), materials, and travel for both the current and cumulative periods. This report will be done for each SENTEL task. For more frequent status on hours and cost expenditures, SENTEL will invoice the government every two weeks. Each invoice will specify by task the labor hours by labor category and the costs for labor, ODCs, and travel. If more frequent reporting is required, SENTEL will provide it as requested.
Work Flow and Schedule Control
Work flow and schedule control will be driven by the requirements and schedule of the Task Order. The SENTEL Task Lead will be directly involved in developing and controlling contractor work assignments and schedules. The SENTEL Contract Manager will have the responsibility of procuring the needed resources from all teammates.