Contracts SeaPort-e Contract Vehicle
SeaPort-e Contract Vehicle

The Marlin Alliance, Inc. is proud to have been awarded a SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) Multiple Award Contract (MAC). This MAC is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle which allows The Marlin Alliance, Inc. to provide a full range of professional services to various Naval Commands.

The Marlin Alliance, Inc. provides business process reengineering, process optimization, change management, performance management/enhancement, standards and regulatory compliance, training, requirements development, and quality management to Government and commercial clients. Our firm also provides transformation and compliance consulting to Government and commercial enterprises, bringing a rich and diverse portfolio of experience and skills in methodologies incorporated into our Marlin Migration Model, M3. We apply approaches such as the International Standards Organization (ISO), Lead Six Sigma, Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Theory of Constraints, Total Quality Leadership (TQL), Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Knowledge Management.


Our approach emphasizes people and processes enabled by technology. A critical success factor for performance-based contracting is to elicit willing and knowledgeable participation on the part of all process participants. Our change facilitation capabilities allow us to succeed in gaining buy-in and involvement of key personnel. We also know that an understanding of how work is done is necessary to achieve the productivity gains, cost reductions, and efficiencies that are the expressed intent of FAR 37.6. We apply our process analysis and re-engineering and implementation capabilities to that challenge. The benefits to SeaPort-e customers gained by change management efforts will be enhanced by involving the customer in the analysis and design of an optimized process and the subsequent application of technology to the solution.


The Marlin Alliance's corporate core capabilities will be critical to the success of SeaPort-e: Change facilitation concentrates on people; process optimization focuses on operations; and our in-depth experience in performance enhancement centers on metrics. We have successfully implemented this approach in highly competitive commercial outsourcing environments, as well as in the traditionally change-resistant cultures within some Government organizations.


The Marlin Alliance provides services in the following SeaPort functional areas:

  • ⋅ Research and Development Support
  • ⋅ Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  • ⋅ Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  • ⋅ Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
  • ⋅ System Design Documentation and Technical Data 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
  • ⋅ Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • ⋅ Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  • ⋅ Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) Support
  • ⋅ Inactivation and Disposal Support
  • ⋅ Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  • ⋅ Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
  • ⋅ Logistics Support
  • ⋅ Supply and Provisioning Support
  • ⋅ Training Support
  • ⋅ In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
  • ⋅ Program Support
  • ⋅ Functional and Administration Support
  • ⋅ Public Affairs and Multimedia Support


    For more information regarding the 22 SeaPort Enhanced Functional Areas, click here.

The Marlin Alliance, Inc. is authorized to support clients in all seven SeaPort Zones.

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The Marlin Alliance, Inc. has been awarded the following SeaPort-e Task Orders. (Click on the task order number to view the current conformed copy):

  • SPAWAR 4.0 Database Applications Hardware and Software Engineering Support
    Task Order Number: N00178-14-D-7824, NS-01           Awarded: 1/26/2015

    Role: Prime Contractor                   Zone: 6                    Updated: 8/25/2015

  • SPAWAR HQ 8.0 Corporate Operations Competency Professional Services Support
    Task Order Number: N00178-05-D-4621, NS-02           Awarded: 9/15/2011

    Role: Prime Contractor                   Zone: 6                     Updated: 9/30/2015
              Awarded: 4/7/2011

    Role: Subcontractor                       Zone: 6                     Updated: 4/7/2011

  • SPAWAR Knowledge Management (KM) Support, Enterprise Content Solutions
    Task Order Number: N00178-04-D-4030, NS-02           Awarded: 9/8/2009

    Role: Subcontractor                       Zone: 6                     Updated: 9/8/2009

  • Support of Strategic Management at Team SPAWAR, SPAWAR HQ
    Task Order Number: N00024-07-R-3370, NS-05           Awarded: 9/26/2007

    Role: Subcontractor                       Zone: 6                     Updated: 4/17/2009

  • SPAWAR 05 Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 POA&M Support
    Task Order Number: N00178-05-D-4621, NS-01           Awarded: 1/24/2007

    Role: Prime Contractor                   Zone: 6                     Updated: 4/17/2011

  • SPAWAR Code 00A- Workforce Programs Management Support
    Task Order Number: N00178-04-D-4024, NS-10           Awarded: 9/25/2006

    Role: Subcontractor                       Zone: 6                     Updated: 4/17/2009

  • SPAWAR Executive Support
    Task Order Number: N00178-04-D-4024, NS-24           Awarded: 7/31/2006

    Role: Subcontractor                       Zone: 6                     Updated: 4/17/2009

The Marlin Alliance is committed to ensuring the integrity and highest quality of our services and products. The purposes of our proven Quality System are (1) to ensure that our products and services meet or exceed the specified requirements on schedule and at the agreed price; (2) to continuously improve the processes by which we deliver products and services; and (3) to prevent problems. Our experience and expectations of continuous process improvement extend to all of our business domains and administrative functions.


The Marlin Alliance QA Managers will report directly to The Marlin Alliance’s Corporate QA Manager, Ms. Helen Lipka. They will tailor CMMI Level 3- and ISO 9002-compliant QA procedures for the tasks performed under each functional area. QA Program Managers will plan QA activities and review deliverables across the project to ensure they are integrated and consistent (i.e., improvements in deliverables in one area will be reflected in other related deliverables). They will coordinate and report on all QA activities. They will identify project quality trends and recommend process improvements to the Program Manager to improve quality across the contract.


All staff assigned to the project will be trained on these processes and procedures, which provide the basis for judging the quality of products developed during contract performance, including:

  • ⋅ Evaluating whether the deliverable or work product satisfies the requirement and was delivered on time and within budget
  • ⋅ Recommending areas and scope for audit
  • ⋅ Maintaining records, measuring and reporting metrics, and reporting results to the Program Manager
  • ⋅ Monitoring consistency of deliverables across SOW areas to reflect changes in project direction or the inclusion of new technologies
  • ⋅ Implementing continuous improvements based on project progress and customer feedback.


The Marlin Alliance is proud of its ability to work closely with our customers—a critical factor on a project that will rely on collaboration to succeed.


The Marlin Alliance Team’s partnership with the Navy will be characterized by frequent communication and information exchanges with our counterparts in the Government; providing access to our tools, software, and products in support of the contract; and seeking and delivering feedback throughout the period of performance. We will work hand in hand with Government representatives, on a daily basis with line managers to gather technical details and data, and in strategy sessions and workshops with senior Navy leadership. We also invite Government representatives to participate on our review panels and change control boards.


Our goal is to be so familiar with the Navy’s environment and method of operation that our solutions automatically take into account the Navy’s resources, operations, and cultural framework in which change will occur.

The Marlin Alliance SeaPort-e Points of Contact


Ms. Robin LipkaRobin L. Lipka
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 619-450-1717 x102
Fax: 619-450-1775
E-mail: rlipka@themarlinalliance.com

The Marlin Alliance SeaPort-e Point of Contact for Customer Satisfaction

Mr. Matthew McGarveyMatthew A. McGarvey
Vice President of Program Management
Phone: 619-450-1717 x104
Fax: 619-450-1775
E-mail: mmcgarvey@themarlinalliance.com