Knowledge Management Inc


KMI awarded SeaPort-e Contract

On November 19, 2013, Knowledge Management, Inc. (KMI) received a Prime Contractor award on the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC). SeaPort-e is the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. These services support the Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC and NAVSUP), the office of Naval Research, the United States Marine Corps, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). This contract award will allow KMI the opportunity to grow more in our service delivery to the NAVSEA stakeholders and further expand our bidding on solicitations issued across our six (6) awarded geographical zones. 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 KMI Team

Knowledge Management, Inc. (KMI) – As a full-service Systems Integrator since 1998, we help our customers overcome difficult technology challenges to greatly enhance mission performance. Certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and a Massachusetts-certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), KMI has earned an enviable reputation for designing, integrating, and operating highly scalable and streamlined Information Technology (IT) solutions for some of the most complex military and civilian enterprises and applications. Our success in delivering high-impact, high-value IT solutions is a result of an agile approach that leverages the innovative vision, technical prowess, and business acumen of our people. KMI delivers a proven team of engaged and energetic experts that can quickly and adeptly respond to evolving mission requirements. For the last 15 years, KMI has been providing technology services and solutions to multiple DOD, Federal and Civilian customers; including NEC-Natick, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the United State Marine Corps (USMC), and the Department of State (DoS).

BIGGER Training Solutions, LLC (BTS) – As a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), BTS knows that an educated workforce is a productive workforce. With 20+ years of corporate training experience, BTS meets the ever-expanding mission and organizational training needs of adult professionals in all industries and professions. BTS offers onsite training solutions that appeal to organizational needs for training groups of employees in the most convenient manner possible. To support the Cost Saving Initiatives in today’s budget-restrained market, BTS rates are flexible and competitive, making us a cost-effective alternative to traditional classes held offsite.

Glacier Technical Solutions, LLC (GTS) – Glacier Technical Solutions, LLC is an 8(a) certified SDB and ANC that specializes in furnishing services that fall within four broad functional areas: Test and Evaluation, Information Technology, Contact Centers and Special Operations and Ranges, and Specific services. We are currently providing our customers information technology, defense system analysis, military patient appointment scheduling, and operational testing and evaluation solutions. GTS has experienced continuous growth in both the size and scope of its operations. Today, it operates in nine locations throughout the United States, employs 75 full-time personnel, including 49 that have security clearances.

Sehlke Consulting, LLC – As a HUBZone and SDVOSB certified company, Sehlke Consulting LLC has a long history working with defense agencies including the USMC, and bring a proven track record providing budgeting and accounting support services. We know how to manage and prioritize activities, leveraging best practices which are delivered through mature methodologies that focus on business processes optimization and operational performance improvement through enabling technologies. Sehlke Consulting successfully unites technical expertise, technology, and effective communication to achieve increased accuracy, efficiency, and compliance while mitigating risk.

Geographical Areas

The KMI Team has been awarded and demonstrated technical capabilities and qualified zone presence in six (6) of the seven (7) SeaPort-e geographical zones:

  • Zone 1 — Northeast
  • Zone 2 — National Capital Region
  • Zone 4 — Gulf Coast
  • Zone 5 — Midwest
  • Zone 6 — Southwest
  • Zone 7 — Northwest

Functional Areas and Experience

The KMI Team has been awarded and demonstrated relevant past performance across the following functional areas as specified by SeaPort-e:

  • Functional Area #2 – Engineering, Systems Engineering and Processing Engineering Support
  • Functional Area #3 – Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  • Functional Area #5 – System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  • Functional Area #6 – Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  • Functional Area #7 – Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
  • Functional Area #8 – Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
  • Functional Area #10 – Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • Functional Area #11 – Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  • Functional Area #12 – Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Functional Area #14 – Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, and Trials Support
  • Functional Area #15 – Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
  • Functional Area #18 – Training Support
  • Functional Area #20 – Program Support
  • Functional Area #21 – Functional and Administrative Support

Points of Contact

Contracts Management Sudhir Nidadavolu
VP, Contracts
(978) 649-0123 ext. 202
Customer Satisfaction Kurt Scholl
Chief Operating Officer
(978) 649-4477

Past Experience

The KMI Team provides capabilities that support 15 of the 22 functional areas for Seaport-e. The functional areas to be supported under this contract are described below.

Functional Area(s) Qualifications and Experience
BTS GTS Sehlke Consulting
FA #2 X
FA #3 X
FA #5 X X
FA #6 X
FA #7 X X X
FA #8 X
FA #10 X
FA #11 X X
FA #12 X X
FA #14 X
FA #15 X
FA #16 X
FA #18 X X X
FA #20 X X X
FA #21 X X X

Task Orders

SeaPort-e is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract vehicle. Task Orders are competed and executed as separate procurements. Task Orders awarded to the KMI Team will be listed here.

Quality Management System (QMS)

Knowledge Management, Inc. (KMI) utilizes PMBOK standards to break the practice of Quality Management into three process groups: Quality Planning (QP), Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). These processes are the foundation for the KMI Quality Management Systems (QMS) tool that is our web-based performance tracking and assessment guide in program support.

Our QMS tool as an industry-proven, process-based management system supported by automated tracking and reporting tools to ensure quality performance across the entire contract. It provides a rigorous set of specific policies, procedures, instructions, and objective evidence covering all aspects of service delivery and management, including human resources, recruiting, contracts, subcontracts, procurement, finance, project control, program management, and TO management.

KMI implements our Quality Management System through documented, repeatable processes and procedures. These delivery procedures listed below demonstrate the value-added services and responsibilities that we incorporate in all of our contracting environments:

  • Process Control – The management lifecycle of our Quality Control (QC) includes scheduling and performing QC activities, capturing/analyzing results, creating quality deficiency reports, performing corrective and preventive action (CAPA) analysis, and resolving quality issues.
  • Inspections and Audits – We complement process control with a robust inspection program to assess our results. We use six different types of inspections and internal quality audit methods: project management quality assessment reviews, milestone reviews, product reviews, peer reviews, process audits, and customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Training – After assignment, we will implement a training program that includes four elements: professional improvement, transfer of domain knowledge from senior team members to less experienced members, general training on program requirements, and QC plan.
  • Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) – The KMI Process Working Group conducts regularly scheduled meetings attended by program representatives; this improves corporate processes for service delivery, and sharing of best practices and lessons learned from multiple programs.

Navy SeaPort-e Information

As of November 18th, 3,752 companies, of which more than 80 percent are small businesses, are able to compete for service requirements solicited by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Military Sealift Command (MSC), Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC), Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)   Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)   U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)   U.S. Navy

Among the 22 functional service areas within the scope of the contracts are the following: research and development, configuration management, information assurance and information technology, program support, and functional and administrative support. The government estimates a maximum of $5.3 billion of services will be procured each year via orders issued under the SeaPort-e contracts.

“We are very proud of our SeaPort-e contract award, which is a strategic component of our continued growth plan in the Navy and Marine Corps Market.” said Kurt Scholl, KMI Chief Operating Officer.

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