Overview of Seaport-E
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) procures over ½ billion dollars of Professional Support Services (PSS)
each year for its headquarters’ Directorates, Program Executive Offices and Field Activities. To meet the Navy strategic sourcing wedge, NAVSEA committed to $250 million in savings by
procuring PSS more efficiently. Implementation of its strategy resulted in Multiple Award Contracts
(MACs) of an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) nature through an intuitive, web-based, e-procurement portal. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahlgren Division manages this
environment on behalf of NAVSEA, the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), the Naval Air Warfare Systems Command (NAVAIR), the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC),
all collectively called the Navy Virtual SYSCOM, along with the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs(SSP), the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and/or other Department of Defense (DoD),
non-DoD, or Joint agencies for work that is integrally related to product areas and mission. More detailed history can be found at:
The objective of the MACs 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 a MAC contract
must fall within the general scope defined in the basic MAC contracts. There are two sets of MACs: one is for Professional Support Services (SeaPort, the predecessor) and the other is for Engineering, Technical and Programmatic Support Services (SeaPort-Enhanced—Seaport-E).
On April 2, 2015, Brace was awarded its second Seaport-E Contract No. N00178-15-D-8111.
There are 22 functional areas of support under each Seaport-E MAC:
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 (IT) Support,
3.13-Ship Inactivation and Disposal Support,
3.14-Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support,
3.15-Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support,
3.16-Acquisition Logistics Support,
3.17-Supply and Provisioning Support,
3.19-In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support,
3.21-Administrative Support, and
3.22-Public Affairs and Multimedia Support. Details of the above are available at:
Brace’s expertise lies within the following functional areas of support:
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. The contractor may:
Analyze existing IT and IS databases, web sites, and IT applications and recommending 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, and/or
Conduct IA analyses, develop, recommend, and implement, monitor, update, and maintain, IA practices, procedures, equipments, algorithms, and hardware that are outside the cognizance of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI).
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.
3.20 - 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, 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.