Seaport Enhanced (Seaport-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC)
In 2002, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Seapower 21 which is a framework to align, organize and integrate the U.S. Navy in meeting the wide variety of challenges that lay 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 across all Virtual SYSCOM activities. Additionally, other activities, including the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps have chosen to use Seaport Enhanced.
Services to be provided under this contract are categorized into 22 functional services areas outlined below:
HHB Systems embeds Quality Assurance throughout all phases of our projects. The quality of our services is assured through advanced planning, the assignment of sufficient qualified staff, the provision of appropriate tools, and the establishment of rigorous program and project management quality control techniques. We will develop detailed work plans for each specific task order that will assure quality of support is provided on each project task we conduct throughout all zones in which we participate. Quality is integrated into every phase of the project.
Methods for integrating quality assurance during the execution of task orders are also part of our integrated program management approach. Our Quality Assurance Review Board (QARB) is comprised of several of our most experienced employees to ensure that required functional and technical knowledge is applied to the task orders. Any HHB team member can "tap” the expertise of Review Board members throughout the duration of the contract. The QARB also serves as a quality control check for key deliverables. Our quality management approach is designed to identify then prevent, reduce, or eliminate problems that might compromise the ability to perform on time, within budget, or according to the task order requirements. This approach includes:
An integrated Quality Assurance Program promotes the delivery of reliable, complete, and accurate work products by minimizing the transmission of errors through Quality Planning, Quality Control, and Quality Improvement processes. HHB’s approach to Quality Assurance establishes quality controls and applies quality processes throughout the lifecycle of the task order.