Contract #: N00178-15-D-8123
Period of Performance: 04/05/2015 through 04/04/2019
Contract #: N00178-15-D-8123
In 2002, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) promulgated Seapower 21. Seapower 21 provides a framework to align, organize, and integrate the U.S. Navy to meet the wide variety of challenges that lie 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 formalized an agreement to expand the ordering community of SeaPort-e to include all Virtual SYSCOM activities and to leverage the success of SeaPort-e in achieving the aforementioned objectives 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 also chosen to use SeaPort-e to meet their lifecycle services requirements.
The objective of SeaPort-e is to provide government managers with timely high quality services for a reasonable price, maximizing innovation and cost reduction initiatives. All Task Orders placed against this contract must fall within the general scope defined below.
The Navy SeaPort-e Web Site is http://www.seaport.navy.mil.
The Xcelerate Team will provide services in all 22 functional services areas across all 7 geographic zones. Our Team includes large and small businesses with global resources, established relationships, proven management capabilities, and a demonstrated ability to perform under rapidly changing circumstances. Our Team’s member organizations have many years of experience working together as a team, ensuring prompt start-up and effective execution of Task Orders.
SeaPort-e provides a vehicle to procure engineering, technical, and programmatic support services for authorized users through all phases of ship and weapon system lifecycle. The Xcelerate Team will respond to task orders issued under this contract, providing services that potentially span the entire spectrum of mission areas supported by the activities and technical capabilities that comprise the various ordering offices, as well as provide professional support services to the overall Navy and Marine Corps organizations. Services within the 22 functional areas identified below, may be acquired under this contract for new product areas, programs, or missions, which are assigned to these activities during the life of the contract. Additionally, activities may provide limited support under this contract to other Department of Defense (DoD), non-DoD, or Joint agencies for work that is integrally related to product areas and mission.
The Xcelerate Team will provide support services across the 22 functional services areas described below, across geographic zones 1 – 7, through this contract. We provide qualified personnel, materials, facilities, equipment, test instrumentation, data collection and analysis, hardware and software, and other services that will support the Navy and Marine Corps in the execution of their overall organizational functions and the specific missions of the individual activities and ordering offices. The functional areas our Team will support under this contract are described in the sections below. Click on each item for more specific information.
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, operating, and maintaining test support craft and experimental vessels in the open ocean or restricted waters to support tests.
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 and existing Naval capabilities and systems, technically support development of significant alterations to existing systems, support integration and interface of existing equipment or software into different applications or platforms to support the warfighter, and support evaluation of foreign or non-developmental systems, equipments, and technologies. This functional area also includes all support required within the area of environmental engineering of U. S. Navy weapon systems and base related infrastructure.
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.
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 machining of replacement parts or equipments for fielded systems or platforms is included. Includes the use of traditional materials as well as new composite materials.
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.
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), computer programs are the inherent activities of this functional area. Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solutions and product modifications (e.g., software tools, licensing, and associated hardware) which are incidental to the overall support service efforts are considered within the scope 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.
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 life cycle 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.
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, and abilities (KSA), aptitudes and physical characteristics of operators, maintainers and support personnel have been defined and documented early in the system design phase.
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.
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.
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, manufacture and installation result in quality products.
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, equipment, algorithms, and hardware that are outside the cognizance of NMCI.
13. Inactivation and Disposal Support
This functional area consists of technically supporting submarine, aircraft, weapons system 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 data and equipment necessary to assist in making decisions on sales issues.
14. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, 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 life cycle.
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.
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 life-cycle, and that the infrastructure elements necessary to the initial fielding, operation and maintenance support of the system are identified and developed and acquired.
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 are to ensure that material for operation and maintenance of warfighter 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.
18. Training Support
Training Support includes two functional areas: Technical Training Support and Professional Development and Training Support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21. Functional and Administrative Support
Functional and Administrative Support includes three functional areas: Clerical and Administrative Support, Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support, and Most Efficient Organization (MEO) Teaming Support Services.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 support, design/layout of command publication 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.
Xcelerate Team Members And Service Experience
To provide Engineering, Technical, and Programmatic Support Services to the Navy and Marine Corps community, Xcelerate Solutions augments our strong position as a leading consulting services and systems integration firm and enhances our Department of Defense (DoD) experience base with the inclusion of the following proven team members. Each team member was carefully selected based on capabilities, previous working relationship, and proven past performance.
Xcelerate Solutions is a business and technology consulting firm. Headquartered in McLean, VA. Xcelerate specializes in providing program management, systems engineering, process improvement and technology integration services across the Federal Government with more than 80% of our business in DoD and the Intelligence Community.
AMSG is a current SeaPort-e Prime Contractor supporting Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC) Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detector Dogs (IDD) Program to develop Capabilities Based Assessments (CBA) and other JCIDS documentation. AMSG’s core services are Systems Engineering, Program Support Services, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) processes and tools, IT Services management, and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services.
gTANGIBLE is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business that provides exceptional professional services and products to our customers. gTANGIBLE’s three lines of business are National Security Programs, Organizational Development, and Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Solutions
IBM possesses a vast array of project experience in support of the Navy, other Government agencies, and private corporations over the past 30 years. IBM has extensive operational, functional, financial, and technical knowledge of the Navy in all areas of the Virtual SYSCOM. IBM continues to work successfully with the Navy and other service and agency leadership today on various programs, projects, and systems in support of their individual missions.
iWorks is a SEI CMMI Level 2 certified company and has strong and relevant past performance in several Functional Areas delineated in the SeaPort-e RFP. iWorks is a well-established Small Business specializing in Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Professional Services. iWorks has provided services to more than 50 clients to date including several Federal Government Agencies and State Government agencies.
Each of our team members has strong capabilities across the geographic zones, providing support in many, or in some cases all, SeaPort-e functional service areas. The following table identifies our team members and the functional service areas and zones they support. If you click on the team member’s name in the chart, it will link you to an overview of the work they have supported, or can support, for SeaPort-e users.
|SeaPort-e Functional Service Area||IBM||iWorks||AMSG||gTangible|
|1. Research and Development Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|2. Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|3. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|4. Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|5. System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support||All Zones||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|6. Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support||All Zones||All Zones||All Zones|
|7. Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support||All Zones||All Zones||All Zones|
|8. Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support||All Zones||All Zones|
|9. System Safety Engineering Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 4|
|10. Configuration Management (CM) Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|11. Quality Assurance (QA) Support||All Zones||All Zones||All Zones|
|12. Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support||All Zones||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|13. Inactivation and Disposal Support||All Zones||All Zones|
|14. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|15. Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support||All Zones||All Zones|
|16. Logistics Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|17. Supply and Provisioning Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|18. Training Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 4|
|19. In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support||All Zones||All Zones|
|20. Program Support||All Zones||All Zones||All Zones||Zone 2|
|21. Functional and Administrative Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zones 2, 4|
|22. Public Affairs and Multimedia Support||All Zones||All Zones||Zones 2, 4|
Quality Assurance Program
The Xcelerate Team’s quality framework is not just an ad hoc, bolt-on process; it is central to our management philosophy supporting our commitment to reducing program and Task Order risks. We focus on quality assurance throughout the process rather than trying to control quality with inspections at the end of the process. At the contract level, we establish a Program Quality Control Plan that outlines program metrics, performance standards, methods of surveillance, and establishes routine and event-driven activities to monitor and control critical processes. At the project level, each Task Order Manager develops a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan to provide a plan and metrics to ensure deliverables satisfy the quality requirements as specified by the Management Plan.
To ensure the Navy and Marine Corps are receiving the highest level of quality, we monitor Task Order performance against the mutually agreed-upon measures and metrics. Independent Quality Assurance reviews, on-going quality monitoring, and monthly reporting are key elements of our quality plans. Our Senior Program Manager and Task Order Managers will work closely with the SeaPort-e IDIQ and Task Order Contracting Officers and CORs to validate Task Order Performance in accordance with the Task Order Management Plan. Our Task Order Managers, working closely with our PMO, provide monthly status on metrics and reviews on Schedule Progress, Resources and Cost, Quality, Process Performance, Technology Effectiveness, and Client Satisfaction.
Awarded Task Orders
(Pending contract award)