AMS is a prime contract holder under the SeaPort-e program for Zones 1, 2, and 4 (Contract No: N00178-12-D-6774). NAVSEA has awarded multiple Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for a wide range of engineering, technical, and programmatic services for the Virtual SYSCOM (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVSUP, SPAWAR, Strategic Systems Program (SSP), NAVFAC) as well as Commander, Naval Installations (CNI), the Office of Naval Research, the US Marine Corps, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. SeaPort-e furthers the Navy’s Seapower 21 objective to increase efficiency, and allows for tailoring services according to the needs of geographically-dispersed organizations with significantly diverse service area requirements and missions.
SeaPort-e provides an efficient and effective means of contracting for professional support services and helps to enhance small business participation. NSWC Dahlgren is the Seaport-e Contracting Office, however, each activity will release their own RFPs.
The AMS Team
COMPANY NAME: DUNS, SeaPort-e Prime, Business Size
ASSISTED MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.: 833186054, Yes, EDWOSB/8(a)
EHS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION: 009997602, Yes, Woman-owned large business
DATA RESEARCH GROUP: 602809985, No, Veteran-owned small business
J D RELLEK COMPANY INC: 786793240, No, Small business
HYDRO-TERRA GROUP: 831621177, No, Small business
Task Order Awards
Our Quality Assurance (QA) planning and performance process reduces program risk and emphasizes the following:
- Detailed early planning, including a thorough evaluation of requirements so QA is built into all activities
- Implementation of customized QA procedures and training
- Evaluation of interrelationships and establishment of QA checkpoints
- Initiation of automated QA monitoring
- Formal QA procedures that outline steps taken at each phase of the project or production of a deliverable
AMS’ QA efforts are designed to maintain focus on our customer’s goals/objectives and emphasize deliverables. Our QA process controls the quality at the Delivery Order level as well as the final product. Descriptions of each of these quality control methodologies are presented below.
AMS has a task-oriented structure led by a program manager who provides QA requirements for each task during the planning phase of a project and promotes team engagement at every level. This organization produces an environment for all employees to be closely involved as partners in execution of the tasks and allows them to contribute effectively to overall task goals in support of the customer’s requirements. The program manager also initiates corrective measures if performance is substandard or a project delay occurs.
Typically, the program manager is one of the officers of the company. AMS program managers are fully experienced in all facets of environmental programs and possess years of experience with supervisory positions and QA/QC techniques. Our program managers always exceed educational and experience level requirements for all contracts and have a proven record and reputation for exceptional performance. Task team members are drawn from AMS’ staff of specialists in the technical disciplines required by the delivery order and may consist of one or more personnel.
Upon award of the delivery order from the Navy, AMS will draft a Plan of Action & Milestones (POAM) which will be utilized to define the milestones to be met in performance of each task. The POAM will specify the task order deliverables and schedule with a detailed description of the efforts AMS will take to meet the deliverable requirements. The draft POAM will be submitted to the customer and any appropriate adjustments will be made to ensure customer expectations are met. Once established, a management control process that requires review and documentation of any change will control this POAM baseline. This baseline provides the framework for monitoring task performance.
AMS' approach to financial management of delivery orders under this contract is to define and estimate the cost elements required for successful execution of each task and then provide the staff and management control processes to guarantee effective performance and cost control. The tracking of expenditures versus allocated costs and work scheduled and accomplished is a cost and schedule management control system that allows monitoring of the progress of task execution.
AMS’ quality assurance methodology ensures that all deliverable products are subjected to a comprehensive review process throughout development. Our process is designed to provide a rapid but thorough and professional review of each deliverable product. Through our monthly report process, AMS interacts with customers to define upcoming project milestones and the status of tasks completed. This process allows AMS to identify any circumstances that may have an impact on task execution and allows us to prevent performance delays throughout the life cycle of each task and deliverable.
In preparation for delivery of a draft or final deliverable, AMS will assign, at a minimum, at least one independent quality assurance reviewer for each deliverable product. That individual has the responsibility for ensuring product quality and for making improvement recommendations. Typically, however, all personnel who contribute to a product will be asked to review the final draft. This is consistent with AMS’ philosophy that the more “eyes” that look at a product, the better it will become. Lastly, prior to submittal of a deliverable to a customer, the officer of the company will review and inspect the product. Upon receipt of comments from a customer on a deliverable product, AMS incorporates the comments, and the product is again subjected to the final quality assurance process described above.