The U.S. Navy has awarded 600 companies spots on the SeaPort Next Generation contract vehicle for engineering and program management support services.
The move marks the expansion of the current pool of vendors competing for task orders across 23 functional areas as part of a rolling admissions process launched in January for the SeaPort-NxG indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
The government estimates the Navy will procure $5 billion worth of services annually through task orders issued under SeaPort-NxG. Each multiple-award contract has a base period of two and a half years and an ordering period option of five years.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in Virginia is the contracting activity and received 620 offers through a competitive solicitation for the rolling admissions.
The engineering services category covers 12 functional areas, including engineering, system engineering and safety and process engineering support; research and development; and software engineering, development, programming and network support, according to the final request for proposals. The program management category encompasses 11 functional areas, including financial analysis and budget support; quality assurance; and computer systems analysts.
In December 2018, the Navy awarded 1,870 businesses positions on the SeaPort-NxG vehicle.