SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG)
International Preparedness Associates Incorporated has won a Prime Contract Award on SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG)The SeaPort-e Multiple Award Contract (“MAC”) vehicle will be ending in 2019 and replaced with SeaPort NxG.
Historically, NAVSEA started the SeaPort contract vehicle in 2001 to maximize savings in procuring Professional Support Services (“PSS”). At the time, NAVSEA had more than 450 separate PSS contracts supporting its requirements. What started with 21 prime contractors grew into almost 3,200 prime contractors on SeaPort-e.
Because of the increasing costs to manage thousands of vendor schedules, and especially the hundreds of vendors who do not propose on opportunities, NAVSEA is ending the SeaPort-e schedule and creating the SeaPort-NxG schedule. There are similarities between the schedules (e.g., allowing for small business consideration), but some major changes have occured. Where SeaPort-e was broken down into seven zones based on regions across the United States, SeaPort-NxG will no longer separate contract holders into zones; all MAC holders will have the opportunity to submit proposals for any zone.
Another major change in SeaPort-NxG is in regards to the functional areas. SeaPort-e contained 22 distinct functional areas; SeaPort-NxG has two broad functional areas – Engineering Support Services and Program Management Support Services. There are then 29 subcategories between the two large functional areas.