ISS allowed to compete for Navy contracts

A Colorado Springs company has been awarded a prime contract status for the U.S. navy’s SeaPort Enhanced contract program.

Intelligent Software Solutions, a company that supplies software programs to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, has been granted access to the contracting program.

While not an actual contract, the new status gives the company the ability to formally compete for contracts in the $5.3 billion SeaPort program.

The SeaPort-e program is the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas – engineering, financial management and program management. The Navy Systems Commands, the Office of Naval Research, the United States Marine Corps and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency all use the platform to award contracts among 1,800 companies.

ISS is now eligible to compete for the contracts under a pre-set procurement vehicle, and the SeaPort-e program’s electronic portal allows companies like ISS to submit their bids bids through a standardized system.

“Being part of the SeaPort-e procurement vehicle provides an enormous opportunity for ISS,” said Carl Houghton, vice president, strategic initiatives, ISS. “Not only does it get us in the front door to compete for many large contracts, it also helps us to partner with small businesses, since the vast majority of the contract-holders in the program are smaller companies. ISS has teaming partners already lined up for participation in this program, but we are always actively recruiting new small business partners that bring additional expertise to our team.”

ISS provides the U.S. government with software solutions that include data analysis and visualization, mobile and multi-touch interaction, geospatial intelligence, machine learning, geo-temporal analysis, semantic data processing, and cloud computing technologies.