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2004.04.05 - Warfare Centers Award SeaPort Enhanced

Today the NAVSEA's Warfare Centers is awarding 151 Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) for support services for all phases of naval ship and shipboard weapon systems including Research & Development Support, Prototyping, Acquisition Logistics, Modeling, Test & Evaluation Trials, and Engineering Support for Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, field activities, and affiliated Program Executive Offices. The Government estimates a maximum of $1,300,000,000 of service per year. The awards have a five-year base period with two additional, five-year award terms. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO), with 153 offers received and 151 contracts awarded.

SeaPort-e is an electronic, web-based portal where requests for services are managed from "Cradle to grave". SeaPort-e is an extension of the current SeaPort procurement vehicle used at NAVSEA. This "paper-less" system promotes time efficiency and a reduction in administrative costs. Competition on a task order basis results in cost savings in addition to the already capped fees and pass-through rates established on the SeaPort-e MACs.

Small businesses comprise 68 percent (103 of 151) of the awards for SeaPort-e. The SeaPort-e MACs also contain a full small business set-aside and cascading small business set-aside clause in order to protect the small business vendor base for each Warfare Center.