Contract Overview

Engineering, Technical, and Programmatic Support Services

In 2013, NAVSEA awarded multiple Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) SeaPort Enhanced (“SeaPort-e”) contracts for a wide range of engineering, technical, and programmatic services and solutions for Department of the Navy (DON) customers (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVSUP, SPAWAR, Strategic Systems Program (SSP), NAVFAC) as well as Commander, Naval Installations (CNI) and the US Marine Corps. The Navy Virtual SYSCOM’s focus is on implementing cost-effective and integrated business practices to better support our Navy.

SeaPort-e provides a contracting vehicle to support 22 functional areas and 7 geographic zones across the United States. Additionally, support may be provided under the contract to other Department of Defense (DOD), non-DOD, or joint agencies for related work.

ALEX – Alternative Experts, LLC is approved to provide support in all seven SeaPort Geographic Zones.

Contract Details

Who is Eligible:
All warranted Contracting Officers from NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVSUP, MSC, SSPO, NAVFAC, USMC, and ONR.

Agency Sponsor:
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, 17632 Dahlgren Road, Dahlgren, Va. 22448-5110

Program Ceiling:
$7,920,000,000.00 (including award term options)

Period of Performance:
13 November 2013 through 04 April 2019 (including award term options)

Zones: ALEX has all 7 SeaPort Geographic Zones:
Zone 1 – Northeast Zone
Zone 2 – National Capital Zone
Zone 3 – Mid Atlantic Zone
Zone 4 – Gulf Coast Zone
Zone 5 – Midwest Zone
Zone 7 – Northwest Zone

Contract Number:

Corporate Address:
ALEX-Alternative Experts, LLC
3600 Pointe Center Court, Ste 240
Dumfries, VA 22026

ALEX Business Ownership:
8(a) – 8(a) Program
SB – Small Business Concerns
WOSB – Women-Owned Small Business Concerns

Sr. Technical Representative:
Monica Joseph
T: 703-547-1652

Team Experience

ALEX – Alternative Experts, LLC
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia, ALEX is an established provider of technical, logistical and professional services for both government and commercial clients. Our core service offerings include Science, Technology and Engineering (ST&E), Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), Logistics and Operations, Professional Services and Staff Augmentation. ALEX is certified as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Additionally, ALEX is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.

AMERICAN SYSTEMS offers a suite of proven Strategic Solutions in response to our customers’ requirements. Enterprise IT: We provide end-to-end IT engineering lifecycle services encompassing design, development, security, integration, operation, and maintenance. Acquisition and Lifecycle Support: We provide programmatic, engineering and logistics solutions necessary to support major systems acquisition through all phases from material solutions analysis to technology development, production and deployment (initial Operational Capability – IOC), to operations support and sustainment (Full Operational Capability – FOC) to maximize system effectiveness.

Engineering and Analysis: We deliver Research & Development (R&D) and Science & Technology (S&T) capabilities, engineering expertise, and subject matter experts who apply scientific analytical principles and processes to design and develop system solutions. Test and Evaluation: We provide Test and Evaluation expertise to support Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V); Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E); Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E); Interoperability Test & Evaluation; and support to Test Policy and Oversight to deliver credible qualitative and quantitative data on the capabilities and limitations of the system under test, and the risks affecting system cost, development schedule and performance. Training: ASC delivers live, virtual, and/or constructive (LVC) training and training solutions to develop, measure, and ensure mission readiness around the world.

Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER)
ANSER is a public service research institute organized as not-for-profit corporation dedicated to informing decisions that shape the nation’s future. We provide objective studies and analyses to the national security, homeland security, and public policy communities using a diverse set of capabilities that include Analysis of Alternatives, Acquisition Analysis, Workforce Analysis, Performance Measurement, Policy Formulation, Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction and Risk Assessment. ANSER also builds and leads technology development collaborations through its subsidiary, Advanced Technology International (ATI), specializing in organizing and managing research and development consortia on behalf of the federal government.

Applied Technology, Inc.
Applied Technology, Inc. (ATI) is a small business headquartered in King George, VA. Its primary business areas are: (1) research and development (R&D) and engineering services to Department of Defense (DoD) customers, and (2) hardware design, development, and fabrication. ATI has subject matter experts (SMEs) in several areas, including infrared (IR), laser, radio frequency (RF), electronic warfare (EW) countermeasures; directed energy (DE), including high energy laser (HEL) and high-power radio frequency (HPRF) technologies; missile systems, particularly IR and RF seekers; surveillance systems; and signature control technology.

Cardinal Scientific, Inc.
Cardinal Scientific, Inc. provides a multitude of services including design, engineering, analysis, reverse engineering, manufacturing, machining, fabrication, forming, sheet metal bending, and welding in both steel and aluminum. In addition, Cardinal Scientific offers precision ultra high-pressure waterjet cutting, rapid prototype modeling (3D printing), laser cutting and engraving, and a variety of finishing services including wet paint, powder coating, and Iridite. Throughout design and fabrication, we employ industry standard Quality Control and Quality Assurance processes, including 2D laser scanning and 3D CMM, to ensure products meet strict tolerance requirements.

Command Post Technologies, Inc.
Through its lead role during the Joint Fiber Laser Mission Engagement (J-FLaME) Joint Test, the Command Post Technologies (CPT) team has proven past performance in all phases of joint testing, from initial design, through planning and execution, to validation and transition. CPT provided critical planning, analysis and subject matter expertise as part of a combined contractor, government civilian and active duty military test team. During the test’s lifecycle, CPT personnel led facilitation of development venues, and production of planning reports, as well as the actual test article; consisting of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) for operational employment of developing laser weapon capabilities.

Capabilities include Science and Advanced Technology, Systems Design, Development and Integration, Ordnance Logistics, Information Technology, Management Support, Training and Talent Development. Experience with R&D Support for Offboard EW, development of Infrared and EO Warfare Technologies.

Shortwaver Consulting, LLC
Shortwaver Consulting provides clients with national security and defense policy advice and expertise.

Technology Management Group (TMG)
The TMG staff excels in Engineering and Systems Engineering, specifically, Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE). TMG’s proven methodology and expertise in the use of this environment is focused on the development and maintenance of detailed system engineering models that act as consistent operational, technical, and engineering data repositories. From these repositories flow consistent automated DoDAF viewpoints, engineering products, and performance and/or system specifications essential to the definition of capabilities for acquisition programs. TMG personnel are experienced in prototyping, pre-production design, and fabrication of both electrical and mechanical components and systems. TMG also maintains data and configuration management tools and resources to develop, store, manage, and track project plans, technical documentation, training and tactics materials, reports, briefs, and support materials.

URS Federal Services, Inc. (AECOM)
URS has successfully delivered professional support services in the areas of Program Management, Acquisition, Engineering and Engineering Management, Logistics Support and Financial Management to the Government for over fifty years. URS experience in defense acquisition support demonstrates a disciplined and proven approach to the successful execution of systems acquisition programs from ACAT ID to IVT. Experience includes all milestone decision points and acquisition phases, from concept exploration and program definition through engineering and manufacturing development, production, fielding/deployment and for major upgrades. We have a working knowledge of the requirements and standards that apply to acquisition program support and documentation, including the latest Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DoD FAR Supplement and Navy Acquisition Procedures (NAPs), DoD 5000 Series Directives, Instructions and Regulations and DoN implementing instructions.

WestSim Engineering, Inc.
WestSim Engineering, Inc. is a Florida-based Small Disadvantaged Business, providing professional services in systems engineering, program management, training, logistics support services and equipment/material procurement.

Quality Assurance Program
ALEX-Alternative Experts (ALEX) is thoroughly committed to ensuring quality products and services, as evidenced by our attainment of ISO 9001:2015 certification. Our quality system reflects commitment to comply with ISO 9001 procedures for continuous process improvement throughout the program lifecycle. Our quality system is an integrated part of our contract, cost, and management approach. As part of our quality system, we continuously monitor and update our quality assurance practices to ensure we are providing responsive service and technically accurate deliverables which meet all content and format requirements.

Following formal procedures ensures that team members and ALEX program management work closely to reduce risk associated with delivering customer products and services. Implementing the established ALEX ISO 9001 quality system results in consistently high-quality products and services with clear and concise methods for problem resolution.

The major components of the ALEX Quality program are project planning, process development, assignment of qualified staff resources, record keeping/audit, and financial controls. Combined with the development of detailed work plans for specific tasks, these five elements are critical to the efficient management of products and services for our customers.

The ALEX Quality Assurance plan is an integral part of our excellent service. Our quality management approach is designed to prevent, reduce, or eliminate problems that might impact our ability to perform on time, within budget, or according to the task order requirements. We use a variety of checks and balances to ensure we deliver quality service to our customers, including carefully crafted recruitment and retention practices, management oversight, reporting, customer satisfaction surveys, employee project orientation, periodic performance evaluations, and project status meetings, among others. Our approach includes:.

  • Coordinating with government stakeholders to establish quality objectives
  • Developing a Quality Assurance Plan for the contract
  • Establishing quality management processes that include monitoring and assessing performance
  • Establishing and monitoring metrics for project objectives
  • Conducting periodic Quality Assurance Reviews.

Using ISO 9001 procedures to support contract execution results in enhanced team member coordination, long-term contract stability and a standard approach to problem and improvement resolution. Continuous team feedback enables responsive problem and improvement solutions, quality awareness, and the completion of high quality products or services at low risk. Our Quality Assurance process supports our goal to deliver sustainable, repeatable value to our customers.

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Gretchen Schreiber

Business Development