WT Business Beat

By Nick Wakeman

Blog archive
Nick Wakeman

Navy adds 914 firms to Seaport-e

That’s not a typo. The Navy really did add another 914 companies to the Seaport-e contract.

By my calculation, that brings the total to 2,535 providing services across 22 functional areas.

I have to admit: I know next to nothing about Seaport-e, other than that it seems every company in the market holds the contract.

According to Deltek’s market research data, an amazing $44.2 billion in task orders have gone through the contract since it was first awarded in 2000.

Like the General Services Administration schedules program, Seaport-e has a rolling admissions process, so it seems that every year, another batch of companies are added. The contracts have a five-year base and two five-year options. It has become a must-have kind of vehicle if you want to do business with the Navy.

Again, looking at Deltek’s data, the top contractor is John Hopkins University, with 6,897 task orders worth $4.4 billion. That’s just over 10 percent. Eleven companies have pulled in more than $1 billion in task orders. No. 2 is SAIC with $3.1 billion in task orders, or 7.1 percent.

Interestingly, once you get past the first 18 companies, no contractor has more than 1 percent of the total business, but with such a high volume of work, a less than 1 percent share can still equal hundreds of millions of dollars in task orders. With 0.92 percent of the task orders, Wyle still captured $405 million in work.

But at the bottom of the list, there are scores of companies with task orders in the single digits. I stopped counting at 200.

As I said, I know very little about the contract, but the volume of work, the number of companies and the relatively quiet nature of the contract make me think it must be a success.

I occasionally hear of bid protests of individual task orders, but that’s about it.

So, I wonder, is Seaport-e a success story? Let me know what you think.

As for the winners in this latest round, here’s the link to the defense site listing them: http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=5168

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Nov 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.