Seaport NxG On-Ramp Is Finally Here

May 2, 2024

Latest Updates:

May 3, 2024:  

The first round of Questions & Answers will be posted to this solicitation on 3 May 2024.

The Department of Navy (DON) finally opened doors to the Seaport Next Generation (Seaport NxG) for the second round of on-ramping on April 9, 2024. This reopening not only highlights the continuing commitment of DON to bolstering innovation and technical prowess but also signifies a crucial window for businesses aiming to amplify their impact across a range of naval mission areas. As the submission deadline of May 16, 2024, approaches, contractors have a golden chance to engage with a contract expected to be worth up to $50 billion, ensuring a pivotal role in shaping the future of naval operations.

Understanding Seaport NxG

Seaport NxG is a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle specifically crafted to service the Department of Navy, primarily for Engineering, Scientific and Technical Services. The contract spans an expansive spectrum of mission areas and technical capabilities, all centralized through a streamlined, web-based portal designed to facilitate both the proposal and award processes. It is centered around the NAICS code 541330 with an exception for military and aerospace equipment and military weapons.

Key Features and Scope

Contract Span and Value: With an estimated value of $50 billion and a duration of four (4) years, Seaport NxG aims to equip the Navy with essential engineering and program management services.

Service Categories: The services under this contract are categorized into two primary areas:

  • Engineering Services and
  • Program Management Services

These are further divided into 23 subcategories ranging from software engineering to logistics support.

Eligibility and Competition: Open to a diverse array of contractors, the contract encourages participation from Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Women-Owned Small Businesses, and other designated entities, promoting inclusivity and competition. Since no work is expected from the contractors at the Master Contract, there is no need for facility clearance while responding to the Seaport NxG CV. Facility and personnel clearance may be required for specific task orders. A DD254 form will be prepared by the ordering agency/division and issued with the task order.

Task Order Specifics: While no direct procurement of supplies is included, any required materials will directly support the services provided, ensuring a focus on quality and relevance.

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Past Performance Projects Requirements

  • Offerors are required to submit a description of their recent and relevant experience in one (AND ONLY ONE) of the 23 functional area subcategories, in either engineering support or program management support that was in direct support of the Department of the Defense (DOD) that can be shown as applicable to Department of Navy (DON) purposes.
  • An Offeror’s description of recent and relevant experience shall reference one (1) but not more than three (3) contracts/subcontracts (and include contract numbers for verification purposes) in one of the functional area subcategories listed below.
  • Support provided via contract with DOD agencies otherwise referred to as 4th estate agencies (DAU, DCAA, DCMA, etc.) and not directly supporting the DON in the areas listed in Section C must demonstrate applicability to the DON.
  • Simply holding a MAC contract or task order issued by a DOD contracting activity in and of itself does not represent sufficient performance of services in direct support of the DON. Holding a MAC or BPA without the performance of any task orders under them does not represent sufficient services in direct support of the DON.
    • The information submitted by the offeror must provide the Government with evidence of recent and relevant technical experience providing support to the DOD as either a prime contractor or a subcontractor, that can be shown as applicable to DON purposes. For the technical proposal, “recent” is defined as within the last ten (10) years, and “relevant” is defined as mapping to one (1) of the functional areas (subcategories) in one of the two main categories.
    • The Government may consider the experience of individual employees as qualifying experience for a proposed prime Contractor.
    • The Government will accept the experience of a Joint Venture partner or the Joint Venture entity as a qualifying experience for a proposed prime Joint Venture contractor. Past performance references are not required or desired.
    • Successful MAC awardees are not eligible to receive a cost-type or flexibly priced task order until their accounting system complies with all material aspects established by DCAA.

Proposal Organization

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Latest Updates

  • NAVSEA Small Business Industry Day presentation dated October 26, 2023, anticipated to be released after the order period option period exercise date. (Jan 2, 2024)
  • The Solicitation was issued on April 9, 2024.
  • All Proposals are to be submitted no later than May 16, 2024.
  • The awards are anticipated to be made on or about September 1, 2024.
  • An updated Solicitation document was released on April 9, 2024.
  • Amendment #1 was issued on April 9, 2024. Amendment #1 is a controlled document and therefore is only available to those vendors with with the proper credentials. Deltek will not have visibility into Amendment #1.
  • Amendment #1 was issued again via SAM.GOV on April 10, 2024, making the Amendment package public. There are no controlled documents for this requirement. The purpose of this Amendment is to update Section L to reflect the final date to submit questions and the due date for registration/proposal submission.
  • All Questions are to be submitted no later than May 1, 2024.
  • Amendment #2 was issued on April 10, 2024. The purpose of this Amendment is to confirm that all Proposals are to be submitted no later than May 16, 2024.
  • A conformed copy of the Solicitation was issued on April 11, 2024. This update includes the registration link in Section 1.

Why Contractors Should Engage

For government contractors, the benefits of participating in Seaport NxG are manifold:

  • Broadened Exposure: Access to a wide range of service areas allows companies to showcase their expertise on a significant scale.
  • Competitive Advantage: The structured competition fosters an environment where quality and efficiency lead, enabling companies that excel in these areas to thrive.
  • Strategic Partnerships: With provisions for teaming with non-Seaport NxG entities, contractors have the flexibility to form strategic alliances, enhancing their offerings and competitive edge.

With Questions due on May 1st, interested bidders need to get up to speed really fast. An offeror can submit only one proposal as a prime contractor but may be listed as a team member in one or more competing proposals.

How iQuasar Can Help

At iQuasar, we specialize in helping our customers navigate the complex landscape of government contracts. From crafting compelling proposals to managing intricate submission requirements, our expertise ensures that your business can effectively compete and excel in the Seaport NxG On-Ramp solicitation response process. With our support, you can not only meet the essential submission criteria but also stand out in a competitive field with a compelling proposal that truly showcases your solutions, maximizing your chances of securing valuable contracts.

As the deadline looms, now is the time to position your company at the forefront of innovation and procurement. Contact us today to learn more.


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