SeaPort: Charting a New Course for Professional Services Acquisition for America's Navy
The project presents a case study of the SeaPort operation, established by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) as a faster, better, and cheaper way of procuring over half a billion dollars worth of professional support services necessary to support the Navy’s mission around the world.
A unique public-private partnership, SeaPort represents an innovative application of e-business best practices. The project was initiated by NAVSEA to streamline the services contracting model and to meet the Secretary of Defense’s mandate that performance-based contracting be used in 50% of professional services contracting by 2005. Technology and E-Government