Original Date: 07/10/2000
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
NAVSEA, just outside of Washington, D.C., is the U.S. Navy’s central activity for designing, engineering, integrating, building, and procuring U.S. naval ships and shipboard weapons and combat systems. Part of the NAVSEA team is the Naval Sea Logistics Center (NSLC), which consists of four divisions and seven smaller on-site offices located throughout the United States. NSLC specializes in providing integrated logistics, engineering, and information technology expertise to meet the needs of its worldwide customer base, and features hands-on management of logistics business processes along with customized consulting services for developing and implementing logistics information, technology-enabling tools. The BMP survey focused on Detachment Portsmouth, the NSLC division in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
NSLC, Detachment Portsmouth is located on the Piscataqua River across from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The Detachment has a close relationship with the Shipyard whose primary mission is the overhaul, repair, modernization, and refueling of Los Angeles-class nuclear powered submarines. A key aspect of the relationship involves Level I material detail inspections, as every submarine must be certified before it can be put into service. NSLC, Detachment Portsmouth originally started in the 1960s at the Kittery site, before expanding and moving across the river to New Hampshire. The Detachment employs 24 personnel and achieved $3 million in revenues for 2000.
NSLC, Detachment Portsmouth is a full-service office that develops and manages logistics tools, enabling government activities to utilize contractor performance information for improving product acquisitions and best value contract award decisions. The Detachment specializes in collecting, compiling, and providing data for use by the acquisition and technical communities in assessing supplier product and services past performance. Among the best practices documented were NSLC, Detachment Portsmouth’s Product Data Reporting and Evaluation Program; Cumbersome Work Practices Working Panel; and Red/Yellow/Green Program. These tools greatly enhance the contracting process by centralizing past performance data, reducing audit duplications, and allowing for best buy/best value acquisitions.
NSLC, Detachment Portsmouth’s mission is to analyze the quality of material and services provided to the Navy, assess the past performance of contractors supplying these commodities, and recommend actions which result in improved products and best value contract award decisions. By excelling in its mission, the Detachment has become a first-class technical resource for engineering, quality, and logistics organizations. The BMP survey team considers the practices in this report to be among the best in industry and government.
TABLE OF ACRONYMS
The following acronyms were used in this report:
|ASN RDA|| ||Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition|
|CBT|| ||Computer Based Training|
|CES|| ||Contractor Evaluation System|
|CIM|| ||Controlled Industrial Material|
|CPARS|| ||Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System|
|CWPWP|| ||Cumbersome Work Practices Working Panel|
|DON|| ||Department of the Navy|
|GV/BB|| ||Greatest Value/Best Buy|
|L1/SS|| ||Level I/Subsafe|
|NSLC|| ||Naval Sea Logistics Center|
|PASS|| ||Pre-Award Survey System|
|PDREP|| ||Product Data Reporting and Evaluation Program|
|PM|| ||Program Manager|
|PPAIS|| ||Past Performance Automated Information System|
|PPI|| ||Past Performance Information|
|PPIMS|| ||Past Performance Information Management System|
|PPT|| ||Past Performance Tool|
|PQDR|| ||Product Quality Deficiency Report|
|SAP|| ||Supplier Audit Program|
|TEA|| ||Technical Evaluation Adjustment|
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