SeaPort-e is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. This $5.3B IDIQ Multiple Award Contract (MAC) vehicle allows The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, the United States Marine Corps, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to compete their service requirements within a standardized portal and ensures an efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members.
All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded, and managed using the SeaPort-e platform; and since nearly 85% of its contract–holders are small businesses, SeaPort-e provides opportunities fueling job growth and enhancing small business participation.
Overview of The Buffalo Group’s Capabilities
As a prime vendor on Seaport-e, The Buffalo Group specializes in providing services supporting the following functional areas on contract N00178 12-D-6805:
3.12 – Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
The Buffalo Group provides cleared, senior personnel and management and technical services in support of the Defense and Intelligence community. Relevant support includes, but is not limited to: web design, speech writing, task and financial management, and program and project support to contribute to the execution of our customers’ varying mission objectives.
General, ongoing contractual responsibilities include:
|> Ongoing development and maintenance of customer intranet sites built on a PHP5 platform using an Oracle backend|
|> Site development for crisis support, which automatically pulls information from various websites across customer agencies|
|> Graphics design for all active sites, using a combination of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop|
3.16 – Logistics Support / 3.17 – Supply and Provisioning Support
The Buffalo Group has deployed and is currently operating comprehensive logistics and supply chain program to support material supply, maintenance, property accountability, and procedural assessment and process improvement services for approximately 60 OCONUS Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) of varying sizes, as well as additional CONUS sites.
Primary functional areas include: material supply, systems assessment, property accountability, reconciliation, reporting, bookkeeping, and issue review, analysis, correction, and monitoring. The program, which encompasses over 130 total employees and 14 operational teams, also required the creation of a Quality Control and Improvement Program implementing thorough gap analysis, risk assessment, and the development and application of preventative and Correction Action Plans (CAPs).
Relevant Tasks include, but are not limited to:
|> Maintenance of material and property accountability|
|> Review and correction of historical transaction activity in the program system of record|
|> Conducting full audits of all old transactions|
|> Maintenance and adjustment of current status for all property and materials|
|> Review and Assessment of all Logistics Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines|
|> Conducting gap analyses to support the creation and development of various Plans of Action and Milestones (POAM) for required corrective actions|
|> Analyzing policies and procedures governing Supply Support Activities (SSA) operations|
|> Analyzing Contractor Supply Support Warehouses and Contractor Supply Warehouse (CSW) policies and procedures to determine correct organizational structure, staffing levels, functions, and material resources (to include automation)|
3.20 – Program Support
The Buffalo Group is a small business dedicated to providing superior human capital management and unparalleled customer-focused program support by combining the flexibility and responsiveness of a small firm with the integrated program, financial, and personnel management structures of large firms. Our team offers comprehensive business and program management plans – to include management initiatives for financial, scheduling, project/task order, resource, quality control and quality assurance, security, and staffing and retention – which have consistently ensured organic company growth, program success, customer satisfaction, and even mission expansion for ongoing programs. In addition, The Buffalo Group employs PMI, ISO, and CMM program support methodologies and is working towards achieving certifications in these areas. We also provide highly-trained and experienced Program Managers, many of whom possess value-add certifications, such as PMI and Lean Six Sigma.
Since its inception in 2010, The Buffalo Group has successfully developed 16 government programs and currently employs over 220 professionals. Our team’s ability to rapidly grow responsive, quality-driven organizations through the successful delivery of various programs for DoD and IC customers demonstrates our ability to provide overall programmatic support for a range of services and functional areas. In addition to those listed above, our programmatic support functions include planning & development, integration, deployment, production, and operational controls.
3.21 – Functional and Administrative Support
The Buffalo Group’s leadership invests heavily in corporate infrastructure. We provide experienced executive, operational, and administrative leadership and in-house corporate resources that enable us to meet all clerical, functional, and administrative requirements at the program, TO, and corporate level. Our company brings established corporate processes and procedures and implemented administrative functions, personnel, and processes to facilitate our ability to respond to all program requirements, customer requests, and associated administrative needs.
Capabilities in the area of Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support Functions include: internal and external financial analysis and reporting, to include Estimate At Completion (EAC), Estimate to Completion (ETC), Waterfall analysis, Burden analysis and Project profitability; the implementation and conversion of corporate-level accounting systems; implementation of Quality procedures, controls, and improvement reporting; systems assessment; and the implementation lean/innovative collecting, recording, and storing procedures.
3.22 – Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
The Buffalo Group currently provides multimedia experts in varying fields – to include senior producers, video experts, and editors – in support of the Defense and Intelligence Community. In addition to file management, review, correction, and production, provided multimedia support includes design and layout support, text processing, page mark-up, graphic scanning, graphic design, layout support, large and small format printing, sign making, engraving, and creative support. Further, our team of video experts has a detailed knowledge of all aspects of video production, to include script writing, story development, lighting, shooting, editing, audio production and 3D animation.
The Buffalo Group is eligible to perform services in the following zones:
|Zone 1 – Northeast Zone|
|Zone 2 – National Capital Zone|
|Zone 4 – Gulf Coast Zone|
|Zone 6 – Southwest Zone|
The Buffalo Group obtained this contract without additional team members; however, we are currently looking for experienced teammates with capabilities and expertise relevant to the SeaPort-e functional areas.
N00178-12-D-6805, Order No. 0001
The Buffalo Group holds no other active SeaPort-e Task Orders at this time.
Points of Contact
|Primary contact for information related to the SeaPort-e Program:|
|Meagan Watson||Proposal Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Operational information and feedback on our services:|
|Mike Courtney||VP of Operationsemail@example.com|
|Jason Kozlowski||Program Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Recruiting and Resume Submissions:|
|Jim Kirkpatrick||Sr. Recruiteremail@example.com|
Quality Assurance Program
The Buffalo Group provides coordinated support to program operations through quality assurance of its key and support processes in fulfilling the requirements of its customers. Demonstrating its corporate commitment to quality, The Buffalo Group has implemented a Corporate Quality Assurance Program (CQAP) to establish formal QC programs, plans, procedures, policies, and requirements. The CQAP provides technical support and guidance for line managers and professional staff (CONUS/OCONUS) on QA/QC matters (i.e. requirements and interpretations). Additionally, the CQAP provides independent reporting directly to the executive management, ensuring they are kept apprised of all QA/QC-related activities, including timely notification of planned audits and reviews, the status of any Corrective Action Plans, and recommends actions to senior leadership–as appropriate–to assure correction of conditions adverse to quality and those that pose risk to mission success. The Buffalo Group CQAP is assessed/validated against conformance to multiple industry standards, such as the ANSI/ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, Agile, and Lean Six Sigma.
In support of certain programs, The Buffalo Group has deployed a comprehensive auditing and Quality Control (QC) program that performs operational assessments and implements controls based on applicable findings. QC and assessment functions performed by The Buffalo Group ensure and enable functional compliance, adherence to reporting requirements, cost savings, and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) through identifying, analyzing, and remediating inefficiencies within program operations.
For more information, please visit the Navy SeaPort-e home website at: http://www.seaport.navy.mil/default.aspx