In 2002, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) promulgated Sea Power 21 to provide a framework to align, organize and integrate the U.S. Navy to meet the wide variety of challenges that lie ahead. To meet Sea Power 21 objectives and to increase efficiency, the NAVSEA Warfare Centers established the SeaPort Enhanced (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. 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 Navy activities, including the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the United States Marine Corps have chosen to use SeaPort-e.
(3.12) Information Systems (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 lntranet (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, 1A practices and procedures, equipments, algorithms, and hardware that are outside the cognizance of NMCI.
(3.14) 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 war fighting capabilities have been properly tested and that joint interoperability requirements have been fully met at all levels of their life cycle.
(3.18.1) 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 war fighting capabilities they operate and maintain.
(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 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.
Quality Assurance Program
BGTech’s approach to program and contract administration of the Seaport-e IDIQ contract allows Braxton-Grant to manage effectively and efficiently Seaport-e and other contracts. BGTech utilizes lessons learned from managing other contracts of similar size and scope. These lessons learned have allowed BGTech to implement successful and repeatable processes that result in cost savings for the customer. The following approach assures the high standards and quality of the Seaport-e contract will be maintained.
BGTech has a proven Contract Management approach to handle the many components of a large IDIQ contract such as Seaport-e. We will ensure that:
- qualified and professional individuals are in place to support all TOs
- all deliverables meet the appropriate performance standards
- all work and work products are performed to the highest quality
- all BGTech personnel assigned to tasks obtain and maintain the appropriate clearance level
BGTech has a well-defined method for accomplishing high quality project management. Immediately upon award, BGTech collaborates with the customer to establish the baseline approach for project management. Internally, BGTech utilizes several project management tools to help build the framework of the tasks and responsibilities. We will use the tools designated by each customer on a case by case basis.
Under our approach, BGTech assigns a Project Manager (PM) to each TO. This individual will be located based on the particular task either at the customer site or contractor site. The PM is fully responsible for technical execution of his/her individual project.
Based on our experience in successfully managing contracts, BGTech knows that successful management and execution of large IDIQs such as the Seaport-e contract requires a dedicated Program Management Infrastructure. This Infrastructure provides effective management processes and tools to ensure that:
- Risk is identified and mitigated for each TO;
- Schedules are created and tracked;
- Fiscal responsibility is exercised;
- Reports, communications, and deliverables are accurate and timely
Successful management and execution will require the strong corporate leadership of BGTech and of any subcontractors be actively engaged and supportive so that we can deliver the best team of highly qualified staff to execute both the Seaport-e contract and individual TOs. These items executed properly will ensure that BGTech is able to monitor and maximize the quality results Seaport-e customers expect – proactive, responsive, repeatable, cost-effective, and successful contract execution.
BGTech’s processes cover FFP, T&M, Performance Based, and Cost Reimbursement type contracts. PMs will carefully plan and manage the TOs on time and on budget. We recognize the Navy’s initiative to move towards Performance Based contracts and feel our approach and proven, repeatable processes, can meet the demands of this initiative.
BGTech Contract Number: N00178-12-D-6804
Contract Period of Performance: 12 July 2012 through 4 April 2019
Contract Place of Performance: Geographic Zone 2
To 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. Click here for Contract Overview.
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.