Department of the Navy

NAVSEA SeaPort

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The Challenge:

Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) procurement of Professional Support Services (PSS), worth more than $70 billion annually, was not integrated across Commands, used a multitude of different processes for procuring services, and did not leverage corporate buying habits or e-business. In addition, the services were predominantly procured via level of effort rather than performance-based terms causing greater expenditures that did not result in desired outcomes. That problem drove NAVSEA to take on the SeaPort project, an “Amazon.com-like” environment for the planning, generation, solicitation, award, administration, monitoring, and closeout of professional support services for the Command.

The Solution:

Migrations, Enhancements, and Maintenance

Make an ImpactOcto has upgraded the SeaPort infrastructure and migrated modules from a legacy classic ASP platform to .NET. Octo updates SeaPort software and infrastructure; delivers enhancements to support emerging customer needs; and performs production system monitoring, security management, and operating system and patch maintenance. Under the Navy SeaPort Enterprise Acquisition System Development and Sustainment contract, Octo implemented and maintained SeaPort Next Generation (NxG), the improved enterprise software system that supported an award of a new Multiple Award Contracts (MAC) vehicle and now provides Navy acquisition, procurement, and task order management that enables NAVSEA to meet customer demands.

Key Takeaways
  • Since 2017, Octo has developed and deployed multiple successful SeaPort application releases, improving performance and expanding the features and services available through the portal.
  • SeaPort provides great cost savings to the government, reduces procurement action lead time, supports expanded competition and small business participation, and provides a platform for long-range procurement planning while providing paperless auditability and transparency.

The Benefits

Metrics Matter

Three major functional enhancement releases have been deployed to the SeaPort NxG platform to improve user experience and support evolving business process, resulting in 63 total major releases over the lifetime of the solution.

• In March 2020, we rolled out the upgrade of SeaPort infrastructure and systems and migrated legacy SeaPort-e and SeaPort-o data, including thousands of users and millions of procurement data records to the new SeaPort NxG platform, allowing portal and consolidating user access to both legacy and NxG contract awards while reducing the hardware footprint of the combined systems.