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 Artlin Team will provide services in 2 functional services areas in the National Capitol Region geographic zone. Our Team includes Women Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned small businesses with 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 Artlin 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 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 Artlin Team will provide support services across the functional services areas described below, in geographic zones two, through this contract. We provide qualified personnel, materials, 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.
- 12. Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
- 20. Program 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.
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.
The following people may be contacted for any questions about the Artlin SeaPort-e vehicle, including general information on our contract, customer satisfaction, and how companies can join our team.
Team Artlin Members And Service Experience
To provide Engineering, Technical, and Programmatic Support Services to the Navy and Marine Corps community, Artlin augments our strong position as a consulting services 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.
|WOSB||Artlin Consulting, LLC (Artlin) is a certified women-owned small business founded on the principle that our customers deserve to work with knowledgeable industry partners who they can trust and depend on for quality, economical service. We provide agile and responsive business solutions to both the Federal Government and the commercial sector. Our services are concentrated in Program Management, IT System Development and Management, Process and Performance Improvement and Supply Chain Management. We have expertise in acquisition data for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and Major Acquisition Information Systems (MAIS), as well as procurement and contracting data, processes, and system environments. Artlin has a strong reputation for quickly responding to client demands, staffing needs, and working cohesively to provide integrated, agile solutions to our customers’ business challenges.|
|Small||540.co, LLC (540) is a full stack technology service and development firm focused on helping our Government and enterprise commercial clients innovate like start-ups by designing and building technologies that drive leading Internet technology companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. 540 is a strong advocate of open data, open source, and open standards and is aggressive about learning, using, and contributing to emerging open source tools and platforms to help clients realize capabilities faster, cheaper, and with less vendor lock-in. 540 supports numerous clients within DoD, including Acquisition Resources and Analysis (ARA) and Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), with defining and building technical solutions that enable operational visibility to leadership, analysts, and partners using data from numerous sources and data domains.|
Up-Right Business Solutions, LLC
|SDVOSB||Up-Right, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a California Disable Veteran Business Entity (DVBE), brings extensive experience in: strategy & planning, process optimization, procurement and supply chain management, asset management, and organizational and technology enablement. Our veteran consultants possess wide industry knowledge and experience across the Public Sector (Federal, State & Local), spanning nearly every business solution vertically. We are accustomed to achieving high performance standards on large and complex projects and are routinely able to perform advanced product deployment, configuration, and tailoring to fit specific client business functional needs and integrated enterprise systems while keeping best practices in clear sight.|
|WOSB||McMenamin Consulting Group, LLC (MCG) solves problems. The bigger, the more complex the problem, the better. MCG has a depth of experience that comes from Big Four consulting firms, unencumbered by bureaucracy, compelling us to approach each opportunity with open minds, a commitment to collaboration, and a focus on results. With a team of seasoned consultants, MCG navigates Change Management, Human Capital Management, Business Process Reengineering, Organizational Design and Development, Strategic Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Training, and Facilitation. MCG is a small, woman-owned LLC, committed to being personal, lean and agile, and 100% focused on client solutions. Whether focused specifically on issues surrounding human capital, organizational design, or business process reengineering, MCG resources have the broad range of knowledge to work with leadership to define goals, deliver strategy, develop reorganization packages, and provide work process analysis.|
Each of our team members has strong capabilities providing support in the two SeaPort-e functional areas described above. Team Artlin is able to support work in Zone 2, the National Capital Region.
Quality Assurance Program
Team Artlin uses a structured quality management approach to proactively monitor and maximize quality so that our deliverables and services will meet or exceed Seaport-e customer expectations. Artlin takes pride in the fact that we employ highly experienced quality practitioners. Our quality management program was created by a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and follows the Plan Do Check Act method, which is continuous improvement and management cycle developed by Dr. W. Edwards Deming, a thought leader in quality management practices. This approach is in practice for our ATSS IDIQ vehicle, as well as two ATSS Task Orders. The three major phases of our Quality Program are Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control.
Quality Planning (QP) – Activities in the QP phase focus on defining quality goals, identifying the resources required to promote and achieve desired levels of quality, and defining the Quality Assurance, and Quality Control processes. These will be documented in the Quality Control Plan (QCP) and executed throughout the project lifecycle. In the QP phase we assign a Quality Review Team responsible for monitoring ongoing tasks and validating the quality of our deliverables and services.
Quality Assurance (QA) – The QA phase is when Team Artlin will execute the plans created in the planning phase of our approach. The appointed Quality Review Team leads and facilitates quality efforts, executing the process and periodically initiating formal and ad hoc inspection events to further drive focus to quality. If a deliverable or service is not on target to meet the quality standards outlined in the QCP, it is identified and communicated early in the process so that we can implement corrective actions quickly and meet due dates and milestones.
Quality Control (QC) – The QC phase involves inspections of the actual deliverables and services provided to validate that we have met and/or exceeded Seaport-e performance standards. Quality reviewers will assess deliverables and major milestones for compliance with TO requirements. Deliverables will be submitted to the COR, in the Government-specified formats, with the correct markings and designations based on sensitivity level.