The U.S. Navy is awarding indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to 251 contractors that will provide for their competition for service requirements solicited by Naval Sea Systems Command
, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the Marine Corps. The 22 functional service areas within the scope of the contracts include 1. Research and development support. 2. Engineering system engineering and process engineering support. 3. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support. 4. Prototyping, pre-production, model-making, and fabric support. 5. System design documentation and technical data support. 6. Software engineering, development, programming, and network support. 7. Reliability, maintainability, and availability support. 8. Human factors, performance, and usability engineering support. 9. System safety engineering support. 10. Configuration management support. 11. Quality assurance support. 12. Information system development, information assurance, and information technology support. 13. Ship inactivation and disposal support. 14. Interoperability, test and evaluation, trials support. 15. Measurement facilities, range, and instrumentation support. 16. Acquisition logistics support. 17. Supply and provisioning support. 18. Training support. 19. In-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout support. 20. Program support. 21. Functional and administrative support. 22. Public affairs and multimedia support. These contracts are in addition to the existing 648 contracts previously awarded under the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) acquisition program for services procurements. The government estimates a maximum of $5,300,000,000 of services will be procured per year via orders issued under the SeaPort-e multiple award contracts. The awards have a three-year base period with one five-year award term and one additional two-year award term. These contracts were competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online, with 253 offers received and 251 contracts awarded. Contract funds will be obligated at the time of task order award and as such, multiple funding types (with varying expiration dates) may be used, consistent with the purpose for which the funds were appropriated. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Va. is the contracting activity (N00178-06-D-4669-N00178-06-D-4919).