SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-E)
Astor & Sanders Corporation (Astor) was awarded a Seaport-e prime contract. SeaPort-e is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas. The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, Military Sealift Command, and the United States Marine Corps issue task orders for their service requirements to the 2,400-plus SeaPort-e contract holders, with close to 85 percent of them being small businesses. All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded, and managed using the SeaPort-e platform.
Astor is qualified to participate in the procurement process within Zone 2 (National Capital Zone) and in the following functional areas:
- Engineering, System Engineering & Process Engineering Support
- System Design Documentation & Technical Data Support
- Software Engineering, Development, Programming, & Network Support
- Configuration Management (CM) Support
- Quality Assurance (QA) Support
- Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), & Information Technology (IT) Support
- Inactivation & Disposal Support
- Interoperability, Test & Evaluation, Trials Support
- Logistics Support
- Supply & Provisioning Support
- Training Support
- Program Support
- Functional & Administrative Support
- Public Affairs & Multimedia Support
Quality Assurance Program
Astor’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is based upon a well-established Quality Management System (QMS) that is fully compliant with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defined in the ISO 9001:2008, and the Society of Automotive Engineers Aerospace Standard (AS) defined in the International Standard AS9100 Revision C. It also incorporates ISO 20000 and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level-3 principles. The QAP establishes the methods by which we conduct QA activities that concentrate on preventing performance problems through continuous monitoring and evaluation of program-specific processes, products, and services, including those produced by our subcontractors.
Our QA approach is derived from our implementation of Carnegie Mellon's CMMI, which is the key to our management of changing processes. This provides us the best assurance of our delivering quality products on time and with consistency. At the core of this approach to managing our business processes is the development and structure of repeatable processes. All functions that are frequently performed are documented as a series of steps necessary to be performed every time the function is initiated.
In concert with the QAP, our program managers stay abreast of performance requirements and accomplishments and will step in with corrective action when necessary. For highly technical problems we engage our teammates, or if necessary, seek expert advice for solutions. We continuously make necessary changes to our processes to correct any deficiencies and to re-train contract personnel so that future performance helps ensure the improvements and successes will be repeated on similar tasks, thus achieving a truly repeatable process.
Points of Contact
- Customer Satisfaction: Carolyn Coffey, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 838-3420, ext. 3744
- SeaPort-e Program: Gary Meerkreebs, email@example.com, (301) 838-3420, ext. 3763