The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers established the Seaport Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC). This contract vehicle utilizes a web-based, e-business procurement portal to facilitate performance-based service acquisition, leverage buying power, improve business intelligence, and reduce cycle time. SeaPort-e provides access to engineering, technical and programmatic support services covering all phases of ship and weapon system lifecycle: technology development, concept exploration, design, specification development, production, test and evaluation, certification, operation, maintenance, modernization, overhaul and refueling, salvage and disposal.
The ordering community of SeaPort-e has expanded to include all Virtual Systems Command (SYSCOM) activities. Other activities, including the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the United States Marine Corps have also chosen to use SeaPort-e.
Support from Sotera under SeaPort-e is available to authorized users in three zones (2, 3 and 6). For information on past task order awards please click here.
Quality Assurance Standards
Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. has an in-place, registered ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) certified through regular independent audits. On each Seaport-e TO, Sotera implements ISO compliant Quality Assurance (QA)activities to evaluate work products and processes to help identify defects as early as possible and to perform independent monitoring and reporting of quality and performance. Our quality monitoring activities include peer reviews, product audits, and process audits. Our review and audit process provides our program management team with early visibility into status and potential risks and issues.
The essential elements of our QMS is as follows:
- Management Responsibility
- Control of Inspection
- Inspection and Test Results
- Control of Non-Conforming Product
- Corrective and Preventive Action
- Handling, Storage, Packaging, Preservation and Delivery
- Control of Quality Records
- Internal Quality Audits
- Statistical Techniques
Sotera’s ISO 9001:2008 QMS has been registered since 1998, and has been audited 11 times with no major findings. A current certificate is on file and available upon request.