In 2002, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
promulgated Seapower 21, a framework for aligning, organizing and
integrating the U.S. Navy to meet the wide variety of challenges that
lay ahead. The CNO called upon the entire Navy to find ways to become
more efficient and effective. To meet Seapower 21 objectives and to
increase efficiency, the NAVSEA Warfare Centers established the Seaport
Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) vehicle, using a
web-based, e-business procurement portal to facilitate performance-based
service acquisition, leverage buying power, improve business
intelligence and reduce cycle time.
In October 2004, the Virtual SYSCOM Commanders expanded the ordering
community of SeaPort-e to include all Virtual SYSCOM activities and to
use SeaPort-e across the Virtual SYSCOM. Additionally, other activities,
including the Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs,
Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps have chosen
to use SeaPort-e.
Seaport-e is one of ManTech's 1,000 current contracts.