The Navy is planning its first rolling admissions period for entry into Seaport Next Generation and intends to publish a draft request for proposals later this year.
The draft solicitation will be issued in December and the final RFP is scheduled for January, Stacy McQuage, deputy program manager for Seaport NxG, said during the Navy's Gold Coast event today.
The RFP will close in February and contract awards will be announced in June, she added.
Seaport NxG is the next iteration of Seaport-e, a Navy services contracting vehicle established in 2001. The program awards indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to vendors who can compete for task orders related to engineering and program management.
The first round of Seaport NxG contracts were awarded in December 2018 to more than 1,800 vendors, Inside Defense reported at the time. Those contracts included approximately $5 billion worth of task orders to be competed over a five-year period.