Navy SeaPort NxG IDIQ MAC Rolling Admissions 2021


The Naval Special Warfare Development Group issued SeaPort NxG, whose goal was to provide modernized naval operations through broad-based engineering and program management services. It facilitated support to the Department of the Navy (DON) through innovative solutions that deliver world-class technical capabilities and advanced adaptive services for continued naval readiness to sustain a strategic advantage, providing outstanding mission areas from software engineering to logistics support.

Summary Description of SeaPort NxG 2021

The SeaPort NxG solicitation, hence, represented the pivotal movement in which the Department of the Navy intended to procure specialized services in engineering and program management, critical for maintaining and elevating the operational capabilities of the naval forces. The services under this solicitation covered the full spectrum of naval mission requirements: engineering support services in system engineering, software development, and reliability maintenance; and program management services consisting of financial analysis, quality assurance, and logistics support.

Key to this solicitation were two major service categories: the Engineering Services and Program Management Services. The two service areas, then, were divided into twenty-three functional area subcategories. Indeed, a full overview that brought in place all the required services for implementing naval missions, right from research and development of new capabilities to integration and support of those already put to practice. The contract was indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) in nature, to have the flexibility of meeting the evolving needs of the Department of the Navy.

The SeaPort NxG initiative disallowed the direct sourcing and procurement of supplies or hardware; any sourced materials must have specifically aided the services provided. That is to say, this limitation indicated that the solicitation focused on service-based solutions and not on tangible products. Further, the contract specified specific security requirements to be given when dealing with Facility and Personnel Clearances, which were necessary for any contractor who wanted to have an assurance that the firm was indeed capable of responsibly and cautiously handling information and materials that may have been sensitive and relevant to national security.

Proposal Requirements

Responses to the SeaPort NxG Solicitation were to detail the offeror’s plan to provide engineering and program management services to meet Department of the Navy overall operational objectives. The offerors were asked demonstrate sound knowledge of the naval mission areas and technical capabilities, be innovative in proposing effective solutions for service delivery. The Offeror should have provided his experience in relevant service categories supported by past performance examples and success stories.

In addition, the proposal had to respond to the mandatory security and clearance requirements, providing clear evidence of how the offeror met the capacity to handle classified information and materials. Further, the proposal needed to outline the organizational structure, resource allocation, and plans for management, all directed at making sure that the contracted services were executed to meet the expectations of a successful implementation. Breakdown in costs, with transparently displaying each and every penny spent, clearly reflected responsibility and adherence to budgetary constraints by the offeror.

Evaluation Criteria

Basis for Award:

Under the SeaPort NxG solicitation, the award basis included a comprehensive evaluation of experience depth and relevance ability of the offerors in meeting or exceeding the requirements of the solicitation in defined Service categories. Emphasis was on past performance and demonstrated capabilities in engineering and program management services directly supporting Department of the Navy missions. The idea was to go in for contractors who had in-depth knowledge of not just the naval operations, but also the kind of technical aptitude which can actually take the capabilities of the navy forward.

Basis of Score:

Scoring of proposals was systematically aligned with the functional areas and critical service categories, which had been delineated in this solicitation. Proposals with clear, innovative approaches to the Navy service requirements fulfillment and demonstrating efficiency, effectiveness, or value-added approach were given high evaluation scores. An evaluation of organizational capability was carried out through the scoring system, which included staffing, security clearance, and compliance with security protocols by the naval ensuring that the contractor had the ability to provide services for tasks of consequence towards meeting the strategic criterion for naval operations.

Evaluation Procedures:

The evaluation process was multilevel and started with screening for compliance with submission requirements and basic qualifications. Subsequent, more detailed analysis reviewed the technical merits of each proposal, including the proposed methodologies, technologies, and solutions that were proffered to meet the solicitation service requirements. Particularly, the evaluation included the consideration of the past performance and experience of the contractor in work directly related to missions of the Department of the Navy.

Finally, the proposal underwent risk assessment to determine the potential for successful performance with due consideration to cost realism and financial stability of the proposers.

SeaPort NxG 2021 in a Nutshell



Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Special Warfare Development Group
United States
Solicitation Number: N0017821R7000
Contract Period: Base period ending on 1 January 2024 (with potential for an option with a five (5) year ordering period)​​
Type of Contract and Award: IDIQ – Agency Specific
Number of Awards: 600
Contract Value: $50 Billion
Competition Type: Full and Open / Unrestricted
NAICS Codes: 541330 – Engineering Services
Scope: Engineering Support Services:

  • Engineering, System Engineering, and Safety and Process Engineering Support
  • Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  • In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout and Provisioning Support
  • Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
  • Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  • Research and Development Support
  • Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  • Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
  • System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  • Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
  • Inactivation and Disposal Support
  • Biochemical Engineering Support

Program Management Support Services:

  • Financial Analysis and Budget Support
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  • Functional and Direct Programmatic Administrative Support
  • Professional Development and Training Support
  • Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support
  • Database Administrators
  • Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
  • Logistics Support
  • Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Computer Systems Analysts
Solicitation Page on SeaPort NxGSolicitation

Problems & Challenges

Preparing a proposal in response to the SeaPort NxG solicitation was heavy with many challenges, perhaps the greatest daunting one being our ability to fully scope our client’s vast service capabilities in order to meet some that were most specific to the Department of the Navy. This included a very detailed review of the previous work, with the aim of providing detailed experience in direct support of Navy missions and, equally, comprehensively assessed to assure our personnel and facilities are in compliance with the strict security and clearance requirements.

The other challenged area was the complexity of the scope; it was quite difficult to articulate in such a way that it fits within the constraints of the proposal format while, on the one hand, it communicates the depth and breadth of our client’s approach to delivering such a wide range of services.

GDIC Solution Methodology

GDIC approached the SeaPort NxG solicitation with a strategy that specifically provided experience in the engineering and program management services areas that could be leveraged to provide solutions specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of the Department of the Navy. The approach rested on innovation, efficiency, and effectiveness in service delivery, all brought to bear through an intuitive appreciation of the business of naval operations and requirements.

Our proposal reflected a comprehensive deployment plan, holistic with the service categories outlined in the solicitation, hence pointing at showcasing the offeror’s capability of providing value-added engineering and program management support. We thus propose the use of the cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that enhance naval capabilities to be in a position to provide services that are not only cost-effective but impactful.

Our client had put in place exhaustive security protocols and procedures in a bid to conform to the solicitation’s security requirements, so that all its staff and facilities were exposed to the highest standards in information security and clearance. Its staff consists of some of the best SMEs that the industry was able to provide, many of them possessing high-level security clearances and direct experience working with the Department of the Navy in such a way that it actually made for seamless integration with naval operations.

In our win strategy, we also dwelled on our client’s track record for the successful completion of projects that directly support the mission of the Navy. In addition, we took an approach in our win strategy that cites necessary examples to establish our client’s credibility with respect to the mission of providing superlative results in trying conditions. We underscored the offeror’s commitment to being innovative, through research and development activities resulting in breakthroughs in naval engineering and program management.

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