To meet Sea Power 21 objectives and to increase efficiency, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers established the SeaPort-e Multiple Award Contract (MAC) vehicle. This contract vehicle utilizes a web-based, e-business procurement portal to facilitate performance-based service acquisition, leverage buying power, improve business intelligence, and reduce cycle time.
The ordering community of SeaPort-e was expanded in 2004 to include all Virtual Systems Command (SYSCOM) activities. Other activities, including the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the United States Marine Corps have also chosen to use SeaPort-e.
SAIC will provide services in response to task orders issued under this contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the United States Marine Corps that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas supported by the activities and technical capabilities that comprise the various ordering offices. Additionally, activities may provide limited support under this contract to other U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), non-DoD, or joint agencies for work that is integrally related to product areas and mission.
The SAIC SeaPort-e Team
The SAIC world-class team consists of a diverse set of large and small businesses with unsurpassed breadth and depth to satisfy SeaPort-e contract requirements and meet the needs of Virtual SYSCOM clients. The team brings an established, highly integrated, and proven management infrastructure to SeaPort-e. The SAIC team offers personnel, processes, technologies, locations, and resources already closely aligned with the federal government's challenges and needs.
Strong technical team—The SAIC SeaPort-e team is an experienced team with strong insights on federal agency needs, industry best practices, and state-of-the-art technologies, and has achieved a CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML3 rating.
Cost Effectiveness—A flexible contract with low administrative costs, utilizing a web-based, e-business procurement portal for increased efficiency and reduced cycle time.
Broad scope—Provides engineering, technical, and programmatic support services that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas supported by the Virtual SYSCOM.
Flexibility—A five-year base period $12.855 billion (U.S.) contract ceiling and two five-year award term periods with ceilings of $15.093 billion and $17.460 billion. Task orders are Cost-Reimbursement (CR) or Fixed Price (FP). Use of contractor teams and subcontractors is encouraged.
Quick Turnaround—Highly streamlined task order process.
Small Business Activity—SAIC is a strong advocate of small business involvement in its contracts. New small businesses can be involved as new task order RFPs are identified and reviewed for bid. SAIC's Small Business Office works with vendors to become part of the SAIC small business database and available for teaming on any SeaPort-e task order.
SAIC will provide personnel, materials, facilities, equipment, test instrumentation, data collection and analysis hardware and software, and other services that will support the Navy in the execution of its missions. Functional areas to be supported under this contract are described below:
- 3.1 Research and Development Support
- 3.2 Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
- 3.3 Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
- 3.4 Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
- 3.5 System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
- 3.6 Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
- 3.7 Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
- 3.8 Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
- 3.9 System Safety Engineering Support
- 3.10 Configuration Management (CM) Support
- 3.11 Quality Assurance (QA) Support
- 3.12 Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology Support
- 3.13 Inactivation and Disposal Support
- 3.14 Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
- 3.15 Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
- 3.16 Logistics Support
- 3.17 Supply and Provisioning Support
- 3.18 Training Support
- 3.19 In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
- 3.20 Program Support
- 3.21 Functional and Administrative Support
- 3.22 Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
3.1 Research and Development Support
This functional area consists of supporting the development and application of scientific and analytical disciplines to conduct fundamental research; scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state of the art or increasing knowledge or understanding; concept formulation; assessment of system and subsystem requirements; development, analysis, and evaluation of concepts, technologies, systems, and subsystems; and development of operational concepts and tactics with the end goal being the application of results to developing new or improving existing warfighting capabilities. This effort may include manning, operations, and maintaining test support craft and experimental vessels in the open ocean or restricted waters to support tests.
3.2 Engineering, System Engineering, and Process Engineering Support
This functional area consists of supporting the application of engineering disciplines to technically support development of new warfighting capabilities and systems, technically support development of significant alterations to existing systems, support integration of existing equipment or software into different applications or platforms to support the warfighter, and support evaluation of foreign or non-developmental weapons systems, equipments, and technologies to satisfy existing warfighting requirements. Support is required for system and process engineering disciplines that systematically consider the requirements, synthesize and evaluate alternative concepts, identify a recommended selection, and generate a design and system specification.
3.3 Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
This functional area consists of the application of a standardized, rigorous, structured methodology to create and validate a physical, mathematical, or otherwise logical representation of a system, entity, phenomenon, or process. The functional area involves the use of models, including emulators, prototypes, simulators, and stimulators, either statically or over time, to develop data as a basis for making managerial, technical, strategic, or tactical decisions.
3.4 Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
This functional area consists of the building, fabrication, testing, evaluating and operating reduced and full scale models, mock-ups, prototypes, pre-production units and research and development (R&D) test tools of electronic and electro-mechanical systems and system elements. Fabrication and the machining of replacement parts or equipments for fielded systems or platforms are included. Includes the use of traditional materials as well as new composite materials.
3.5 System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
This functional area involves the engineering effort required to prepare and assure that the detailed technical data documentation that is necessary to support system development reflects the latest design, configuration, integration, and installation concepts. Technical documentation may be in the form of paper, electronic (digital), or interactive computer systems.
3.6 Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
This functional area consists of applying the engineering and scientific disciplines to perform technical analysis of, technically support development of, or selection of hardware and computer software, or modification to existing hardware and software for systems, test facilities, or training facilities. This also consists of software engineering efforts and programming support required to technically support software implementation in systems, sub-systems, and components utilizing computers, electronics, and software. Planning, designing, coding, testing, integrating, supporting, and delivering algorithms, software (source code and executables), and computer programs are the inherent activities of this functional area. Generally, the software development processes used for software development under this contract shall be, as a minimum, assessed at Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3 or equivalent, however the government may specify other (either lower or higher) standards in individual task orders issued under the contract.
3.7 Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
This functional area consists of applying engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines to ensure that systems and platforms RM&A requirements are integrated with the system design, development, and lifecycle sustainment resulting in warfighting capabilities that function effectively when required and that detection and correction of design deficiencies, weak parts, and workmanship defects that affect functionality are implemented.
3.8 Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
This functional area consists of applying engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines to ensure that design of interactive systems are safer, more secure, and easier to use thereby reducing accidents due to human error, increasing system integrity, and enabling more efficient process operations. This functional area also includes applying engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines to ensure that the number, type, mix, knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), aptitudes, and physical characteristics of operators, maintainers, and support personnel have been defined and documented early in the system design phase.
3.9 System Safety Engineering Support
This functional area consists of applying engineering and analytical disciplines to ensure that safety is considered in all aspects of design, development, operation, maintenance, and modification of systems and platforms.
3.10 Configuration Management (CM) Support
This functional area consists of applying engineering and analytical disciplines to identify, document, and verify the functional, performance, and physical characteristics of systems, to control changes and non-conformance, and to track actual configurations of systems and platforms.
3.11 Quality Assurance (QA) Support
This functional area consists of applying engineering and analytical disciplines to ensure that the processes and products used in the design, development, fabrication, and manufacture result in quality products.
3.12 Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
This functional area consists of providing information system software analysis, requirements definition, design, development, test, modification, installation, implementation, quality assurance, training, and documentation to meet the evolving data storage and reporting needs of programs and management. Analyze existing IT and IS databases, web sites, and IT applications and recommend new or improved interfaces and improved management tools that meet new management requirements, or improve management effectiveness and efficiency. Perform maintenance and technical support for Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) that are outside the cognizance of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). Modify, implement and maintain web-based information systems and links. Develop web-site structure, prepare documentation for population, implement and maintain web sites. Provide systems engineering and technical support for establishment, test, upgrade, and operational support of systems, networks, workstations, and support equipment hardware and software that are outside the cognizance of NMCI. Conduct IA analyses, develop, recommend, and implement, monitor, update, and maintain, IA practices, procedures, equipments, algorithms, and hardware that are outside the cognizance of NMCI.
3.13 Inactivation and Disposal Support
This functional area consists of technically supporting the submarine and ship inactivation and disposal efforts to ensure that critical equipment removed is safeguarded and destroyed in accordance with the appropriate Navy instructions and directives. Provide direct liaison with the Shipyard or Depot and the Navy to insure that critical technology is not inadvertently transferred to foreign nationals or governments. Ensure proper documentation exists for the sale of excess materials from inactivated platforms prior to sale by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS). Technically support the demilitarization process for shipboard equipment using the Expanded Work Breakdown Structure (EWBS), Trade Security Controls (TSC), and Munitions List Items (MLI)—all of which are used to determine the disposition of excess, not-ready-for-issue (non-RFI) equipment. Technically support the security classification requirements and guidelines for submarine and surface ship data and equipment necessary to assist in making decisions on sales issues.
3.14 Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, and Trials Support
This functional area consists of the application of engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines necessary to ensure that developed platforms, systems, and warfighting capabilities have been properly tested and that joint interoperability requirements have been fully met at all levels of their lifecycles.
3.15 Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
This functional area consists of applying engineering, analytical, and technician disciplines in the operation and support of measurement facilities, ranges, and instrumentation used for testing, evaluating, experimenting, and exercising platforms and systems.
3.16 Logistics Support
This functional area consists of applying the engineering and analytical disciplines required to implement acquisition logistics as a multi-functional technical management discipline associated with the design, development, test, production, fielding, sustainment, and improvement modifications of cost-effective systems that achieve the warfighters' peacetime and wartime readiness requirements. The principal objectives of acquisition logistics are to ensure that support considerations are an integral part of the system's design requirements, that the system can be cost effectively supported through its lifecycle, and that the infrastructure elements necessary to the initial fielding and operational support of the system are identified and developed, acquired, and supported.
3.17 Supply and Provisioning Support
This functional area consists of applying the analytical and technical disciplines required to ensure that fielded warfighting capabilities are materially sustained. The principal objectives of this functional area is to ensure that material for fleet operation and maintenance of systems is available when required, that materials are properly stored and transported, and inventories are managed in a cost-effective manner to sustain supported systems.
3.18 Training Support
3.18.1 Technical Training Support
This functional area consists of applying the engineering and analytical disciplines required to ensure that the warfighter and technical support community is provided with adequate instruction, including applied exercises resulting in the attainment and retention of knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding the platforms, systems, and warfighting capabilities they operate and maintain.
3.18.2 Professional Development and Training Support
This functional area includes organizational development and process improvement training activities. This functional area consists of information dissemination, as well as the development and facilitation of training for the Navy and Marine Corps workforce related to organizational development and process improvement initiatives. This includes efforts such as implementation of LEAN practices, implementation of National Security Personnel System (NSPS), Competency Alignment initiatives, and other workforce training efforts related to organizational development initiatives, process improvement initiatives and human capital strategies.
3.19 In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation, and Checkout Support
This functional area consists of the application of engineering, analytical, and technical disciplines and skills to establish and maintain long-term engineering, operation, and maintenance support for in-service warfighting capabilities, as well as the capability to modernize or introduce transformational technologies into those capabilities.
3.20 Program Support
This functional area consists of applying the business, financial management, and technical disciplines required to support planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, and leading team efforts in managing acquisition programs such that the result places a capable and supportable system in the hands of the warfighter when and where it is needed, and does so at an affordable price. This functional area represents an integration of a complex system of differing but related functional disciplines that must work together to achieve program goals through development, production, deployment, operations, support, and disposal.
3.21 Functional and Administrative Support
3.21.1 Clerical and Administrative Support
This functional area consists of clerical and administrative support required for seamless operation of offices and support functions. This area also includes support of personal property management functions.
3.21.2 Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support
This functional area consists of analytical and organizational assessment support functions, human capital strategy processes and programs, organizational development efforts, and organizational process improvement efforts.
3.21.3 Most Efficient Organization (MEO) Teaming Support Services (executed in compliance with Circular No. A-76 dated 29 May 2003)
This functional area consists of organizational assessment, infrastructure assessment, financial management, process engineering, and business, as well as technical and non-technical disciplines to support development and implementation of the MEO. This functional area includes offering recommendations for technology infusion, capital investments, organizational structures, staffing, and lean performance execution processes and metrics. In the event of an MEO selection/decision, this functional area includes providing accepted technology solutions, capital investments, and staffing in accordance with the MEO through a follow-on contract action or option. This functional area will include conflict-of-interest clauses.
3.22 Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
This functional area consists of supporting public affairs organizations as it relates to strategic counsel, planning, and execution of communication as a function of command goals and requirements for informing and promoting the successes of the organization both to external and internal media. Public affairs organizations oversee the development, implementation and execution of the command communication strategy, planning, and tactics for enterprise and national-level initiatives across all target audiences. To accomplish this, public affairs organizations require specific contractor public affairs support including: speechwriting, multimedia documentation, development of strategic communication plans, support of the command exhibit program, exhibit planning/services/leasing of exhibit, photography, and the design/layout of command publications to provide critical assistance in development of communication messages for the Navy. This area also includes support in the development of multimedia documentation to support command communication goals; support for development of strategic communication plans to include metrics, technical writing services, message/brand development, visual media to include still, video, and multimedia; and other public affairs services.
The SAIC world-class team consists of a diverse set of large and small businesses with unsurpassed breadth and depth to satisfy SeaPort-e contract requirements and meet the needs of Virtual SysCom clients. The team includes an extensive business team membership including small disadvantaged, service disabled,veteran-owned, veteran-owned, women-owned, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone).
The team brings an established, highly integrated and proven management infrastructure to Seaport-e. The SAIC team offers personnel, processes, technologies, locations, and resources already closely aligned with the federal government's challenges and needs.
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