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Providing support services to the Naval Sea Systems Command


SeaPort-e Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) provide vehicles to procure engineering, technical, programmatic, and professional support services for authorised users through all phases of ship and weapon system life cycle.

Amec Foster Wheeler will undertake a variety of projects for the US Department of Defense (DoD), utilizing the breadth of our skills across all phases of ship and weapon system life cycle projects. In the following service areas:

  • Research and Development Support
  • Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  • Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation and Analysis Support  
  • Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support  
  • Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support 
  • Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support 
  • System Safety Engineering Support 
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Support 
  • Logistics Support  
  • Supply and Provisioning Support  
  • Training Support  
  • Program Support  
  • Functional and Administrative Support  

Team
The Amec Foster Wheeler multi-disciplinary team supports and works directly with clients to help achieve success on their project, no matter the size, complexity, or geographical location. Our staff are experts in master planning through to environmental analysis and permitting, engineering and design, construction, and operations management. Having earned a strong reputation for technical excellence, we are dedicated to the consistent development of industry-leading standards in infrastructure consulting and engineering.

We have a total of 148 offices located within all of the SeaPort-e geographic Zones throughout the entire Area of Responsibility (AOR) of this contract.

Amec Foster Wheeler maintains a diverse database of subcontractors and suppliers from all of the small business subcategories and geographic locations throughout the entire AOR of the SeaPort-e contract.

We value the relationships we have with our subcontractors and suppliers and recognise the important role they play in the development and ongoing success of our business. We have managed some of the largest and most complex projects in the world and our international supply chain has been an invaluable resource to our customers. 

Experience 

Amec Foster Wheeler’s SeaPort-e scope of work areas 

Research and development support
Amec Foster Wheeler is primarily involved in Architect / Engineer services to site, permit, construct, renovate, and manage research and development (R&D) facilities. In addition we have supported R&D in weapons disposal and heat stress analysis for in-theatre military personnel. We have aided Department of Defense (DoD) clients in the development and testing of safety equipment and direct-measuring instruments, particularly directed at Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

Engineering, system engineering and process engineering support

Our experience in this area has included support on classified weapons testing and in environmental engineering to support test facility and base related infrastructure. Services have included assessment, engineering, design, permitting, policy, and planning services for a wide variety of military facilities.

Software engineering, development, programming, and network support
In addition to the Vertex™ facilities asset management software and other database tools that Amec Foster Wheeler has developed for existing software platforms, we have extensive experience in software engineering development, programming, and network support.

Reliability, maintainability, and availability (RM&A) support
Amec Foster Wheeler has provided engineering and scientific support to enhance facility-level RM&A, including pre-design, engineering, and Title I/II services for facilities, roadways, and infrastructure.

Human factors, performance, and usability engineering support
Amec Foster Wheeler recognises the importance of applying engineering, scientific, and analytical disciplines to ensure interactive system-designs are safer, more secure and easier to use, reducing the number of accidents, while increasing system integrity, and providing more efficient operations.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s capability includes ergonomic analysis and engineering, in house database and process engineering services, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) evaluations, training, and monitoring.

System safety engineering support
Amec Foster Wheeler has on staff experts in evaluating operating systems and procedures at DoD facilities, providing safety training, auditing, management, and engineering services to reduce risks and improve safety performance. Services include: 

  • Engineering analysis and controls through ventilation
  • Evaluating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Evaluating base hazard communication programs
  • Ionising radiation surveys
  • Noise s urveys and noise dosimetry
  • Occupational risk assessments 
  • Performing ergonomics evaluations
  • Verifying and/or updating chemical inventories 
  • Sampling 
Quality Assurance (QA) support

Our depth and breadth of experience in providing QA support focuses on construction and renovation of facilities, rather than discrete weapon systems or ships. Services and experience include providing experienced personnel to supplement and/or perform the duties of the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC). These duties have included:

  • Contractor quality control (CQC) meetings
  • Keep ROICC updated on relevant issues
  • Monitor submittal status log
  • Monitor materials testing
  • Review of CPM schedules  
  • Review and observation of safety issues
  • Review contractors payment request  
Logistics support
Amec Foster Wheeler’s services include management of inventories and responseto large scale needs where response and logistics are key components. Pastexperience includes facility condition assessments and repair logisticssupport after hurricanes, HAZMAT supply logistics and recordkeeping, logisticsunit support, and repairs to logistics facilities.

Supply and provisioning support
Amec Foster Wheeler has provided support related to management of suppliesand inventory control.

Training support

  • In-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout support – Amec Foster Wheeler supports renovation and construction of facilities to support new weapons systems and platforms 
  • Program support
    Amec Foster Wheeler has vast experience of program management and support across all the sectors it operates and will use this experience to ensure the exemplary management and delivery of US Navy contracts. 
  • Technical training support – Amec Foster Wheeler has provided significant training to DoD and industry through our Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and program contracts

Functional and administrative support

  • Clerical and Administrative Support - Our experience includes development and maintenance of administrative databases and filing systems, real property management, annual report preparation and related recordkeeping, permit applications and permit support, and preparation of administrative records and related reports 
  • Public Affairs and Multimedia Support – Amec Foster Wheeler has performed and provided public affairs and multi-media support to DoD facilities as a component of program management activities for 25 years. This support has included planning and community right-to-know act (EPCRA), NEPA, IRP, and BRAC  community  relations support, including preparation of materials, web site management, meeting presentations, and other support 
Quality Assurance program 
Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) procedures are designed to provide reliable results. Using Amec Foster Wheeler’s QA program achieves this.

Our QA manual follows the criteria for quality assurance outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, 10CFR50, Appendix B, and ASME NQA-1. For example, our QA program requires signatures from two parties for all technical recommendations that contain engineering judgement, with one being a certified technical principal of the company.

This contract has an extensive scope of work, requiring attention to different issues. However, the process of achieving quality products and services is the same: 

  • Preparing QA project plans – these define the systems and controls we use to communicate program directions to staff and ensure work is consistent, and meets customer requirements
  • Quality control of field activities – to ensure that good decisions are based on quality field data. Examples of tools used include establishing Data Quality Objectives to ensure the 'right' data is collected for the job
  • Review of deliverables – is most effective when starting in the early stages of a project and proceeding throughout the execution of the task order. Study reviews include methodology of analyses, use of data, and documentation. 

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