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On Nov. 9, 2015, the Seaport-e solicitation was released. Responses are due by January 2016 and awards are expected to be announced in June 2016.

To obtain your Free Confidential Analysis of this opportunity, compliments of Boston Warwick, please email your request to: Karen Mitchell at admin@boston-warwick.com.

NOTE: After this Rolling Admission period, there are no plans to add new vendors or on-ramps to the current SeaPort-e program.

The 22 Functional Services Areas include:

  1. Research and Development Support
  2. Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  3. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation and Analysis Support
  4. Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
  5. System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  6. Software Engineering, Development, Programming and Network Support
  7. Reliability, Maintainability and Availability (RM&A) Support
  8. Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
  9. System Safety Engineering Support
  10. Configuration Management (CM) Support
  11. Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  12. Information System (IS) Development, information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) Support
  13. Inactivation and Disposal Support
  14. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  15. Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
  16. Logistics Support
  17. Supply and Provisioning Support
  18. Training Support
  19. In-Service Engineering. Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
  20. Program Support
  21. Functional and Administrative Support
  22. Public Affairs and Multimedia Support

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The NAICS code for this procurement is 541330 and the revenue size standard for Small Business is $38.5 Million. Ref: www.seaport.navy.mil

As a small or mid-cap business, your goal should not be merely to win an award on the Seaport-e ID/IQ, it should be to maximize the number of disciplines within which you can offer your firm’s capability while establishing the largest geographic foot print possible to do so.

Boston Warwick can help you.

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ABOUT Boston Warwick:

Since 2007, Boston Warwick | http://www.boston-warwick.com has served more than 557 Large, Mid-cap and Small Business customers all over the country in preparing and ‘winning’ Seaport-e ID/IQ Contracts.

Our partnered proposal writers and Capture Managers have extensive background and understanding of the U.S. Navy organization to insure your company gets the largest geographic foot print possible, the first time!

Please contact us on a non-obligation basis to set-up a complimentary conference call to discuss the opportunity intelligence, evaluation criteria, and your ‘win’ strategy on this contract.

To setup a non-obligation conference call, visit: https://www.vcita.com/v/warwick

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ABOUT Seaport-e:

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, on behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Navy Virtual SYSCOM (partners NAVSUP, NAVAIR, SPAWAR and NAVFAC) along with other Navy activities and Marine Corps, is conducting a rolling admission per the terms and conditions of the SeaPort Enhanced (Seaport-e) Multiple Award Contracts.

The purpose of this rolling admission is to expand the contractor base by awarding additional Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) prime contracts. Existing Seaport-e prime contractors will also have the opportunity to expand their presence in other geographical zones to allow them to compete for Task Order awards in those zones and to voluntarily re-certify their size status.

As of Nov. 3, 2015, open-season for Seaport-e is now open with a response date of Jan. 13, 2016. The target date for awards is June 2016.

The NAICS code for this procurement is 541330 and the revenue size standard for Small Business is $38.5 Million. Ref: www.seaport.navy.mil

As a small or mid-cap business, your goal should not be merely to win an award on the Seaport-e ID/IQ, it should be to maximize the number of disciplines within which you can offer your firm’s capability while establishing the largest geographic foot print possible to do so.

Boston Warwick can help you.

To setup a non-obligation conference call, visit: https://www.vcita.com/v/warwick

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ABOUT Boston Warwick:

Since 2007, Boston Warwick | http://www.boston-warwick.com has served more than 557 Large, Mid-cap and Small Business customers all over the country in preparing and ‘winning’ Seaport-e ID/IQ Contracts.

Our partnered proposal writers and Capture Managers have extensive background and understanding of the U.S. Navy organization to insure your company gets the largest geographic foot print possible, the first time!

Please contact us on a non-obligation basis to set-up a complimentary conference call to discuss the opportunity intelligence, evaluation criteria, and your ‘win’ strategy on this contract.

To setup a non-obligation conference call, visit: https://www.vcita.com/v/warwick

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ABOUT Seaport-e:

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, on behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Navy Virtual SYSCOM (partners NAVSUP, NAVAIR, SPAWAR and NAVFAC) along with other Navy activities and Marine Corps, is conducting a rolling admission per the terms and conditions of the SeaPort Enhanced (Seaport-e) Multiple Award Contracts.

The purpose of this rolling admission is to expand the contractor base by awarding additional Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) prime contracts. Existing Seaport-e prime contractors will also have the opportunity to expand their presence in other geographical zones to allow them to compete for Task Order awards in those zones and to voluntarily re-certify their size status.

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February 19, 2015

In 2015, 3,417 areas that were redesignated, mostly as a result of census results a few years ago, will lose their HUBZone status.

However, the only time these firms will be directly notified by SBA that they are located in a redesignated area is when they receive a notice of proposed decertification from the program after their status of the area expired.

Now, to be fair it must be noted that the SBA “is analyzing existing resources” and by July, plans to implement an enhanced mechanism to better inform certified firms of HUBZone designations changes or, at least, explain how a redesigned area can affect their participation in the program.

In the meantime, if you are currently certified in the program:

(1) check your status by reviewing the map on the SBA’s website: https://www.sba.gov/content/hubzone-maps,

(2) review the following GAO report to become better informed: http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668468.pdf, and,

(3) if you need any assistance extending or defending your HUBZone certification, please contact us to set a time to discuss your options at: http://www.vcita.com/v/warwick

R. Sutherland
Boston Warwick Law

Download GSA OASIS Source Selection Files @: http://teaming-exchange.com/pages/gsa-oasis-pia-violation-narrative-files

[NOTE] If you LOST on GSA OASIS, it may be as a result of GSA’s disclosure that you lost and many of the apparent awardees made the top 40 in the pool(s) that your firm sought to compete in. Indeed, had it not been for GSA’s disclosure, the current winners – and perhaps the entire ranking order in the competitive range – would have been different; and indeed, your firm very well may have been amongst the apparent awardees.

Should you decide to, you still have recourse to file a PIA claim at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and/or the Court of Federal Claims (CoFC). Alternatively, a Class Action filing is currently being formulated. If you lost on GSA OASIS and have interest in this Class Action, please email BizEvangelist@vsbaonline.com. You will have 10-days from the date this posting to file with the GSA KO in order to maintain standing as an interested party.

OVERVIEW

The Procurement Integrity Act (PIA) prohibits the release of source selection and contractor bid or proposal information and GAO precedent establishes that in order to prevail, a Protester must demonstrate that it was prejudiced by this release. However, in accord with rulings at both GAO and the Court of Federal Claims – proof of prejudice notwithstanding – [the act alone is a violation and the mere possibility that the integrity of the federal procurement apparatus may have been breached is in and of itself grounds for procurement termination.]

SUMMARY BACKGROUND AFFIDAVIT

AA-I & Co. assisted 13 companies for the purpose of their participation in the Teaming Exchange, and 6 ultimately became apparent awardees. Although there are numerous illustrations of the competitive value of this information that I am unfortunately not at liberty to disclose due to non-disclosure agreements; I can share one basic example of advantage that was provided in assistance to our client’s strategic choice of “Past Performance” submission on OASIS SB.

It is a well-known fact that GSA essentially uses businesses as a virtual “sales force” through all of its contract vehicles, and intends to do the same with OASIS SB. It was also quite obvious from some of the interview dialogue in the source selection material shared that GSA was indirectly seeking agency “first adopter buy-in” commitment for OASIS SB to justify its contracting approach.

Therefore, we advised our clients, where possible, to make it a priority to submit only those past performances from the agencies that had been noted from the interviews conducted and cited in the source selection material whom expressed an affinity for using the GSA OASIS contract vehicle in the interviews. We did not tell them, however, that the agency list we provided originated from source selection material; rather, we advised them to “prioritize” their submission based upon a list of agencies we provided.

Read the entire AFFIDAVIT and download the GSA OASIS Source Selection Documents @: http://teaming-exchange.com/pages/gsa-oasis-pia-violation-narrative-files

One Voice…

GAO does not administer the requirements to stay award or suspend contract performance under CICA. 31 U.S.C. secs. 3553(c), (d); 4 C.F.R. sec. 21.6. The only time we consider an agency’s override of a CICA stay is in the context of recommending a course of action where we sustain a protest, see, e.g., Exelis Systems Corporation, B 407111.5 et al., May 20, 2013, 2013 CPD ¶ 123 at 14-16, but we have made no conclusions on your protests at this point. Otherwise, whether or not to suspend or proceed with contract award or performance is left to the procuring agency’s discretion under CICA. See 31 U.S.C. secs. 3553(c), (d).

Pedro Briones, as stated to Mssrs. Bob Freeman of Nexagen & Michael Lin of LinTech regarding the GSA override of CICA Stay provision on B-408685.15 & B-408685.17. A ruling on both Protests by GAO is expected in late July.

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