SeaPort-e 2012: What you need to know

The Navy announced March 26, 2011 a full and open rolling admission to add prime contractors to its SeaPort-e Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Proposals are due May 1 to the NAVSEA SeaPort-e contracting office in Dahlgren, VA. SeaPort-e is the Navy’s vehicle for technical services, with over $44 billion in task order awards since 2004. The synopsis encourages small business to apply for prime contractor positions, citing a 33% requirement in small business participation. The NAICS code for the procurement is 541330–one of the small business size standards recently changed in a much-debated recent ruling of the Small Business Administration. Companies previously considered Large Businesses will now be considered small under the ruling–which raised the size standard from $27 million to $35 million–making them eligible to compete for some mandated set-aside contracts. This change alters the competitive landscape of SeaPort-e and other Federal Contracts. Many other changes have been made to this year’s solicitation.

Our president, Lee Moon has tracked the requirement since its inception. “The solicitation has matured, I think. The contracting office has done a good job with this version. It looks as if they have incorporated feedback from previous years. We are excited about the 2012 Rolling Admission.

In 2011, 18% of SeaPort-e awardees used Iona Moon support. We look forward to another busy and rewarding RA season.”

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