ARLINGTON, Va. – Naval Information Warfare Systems (NAVWAR) Command on Friday issued the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Engineering Support Services (NETSS) Task Order to the name of the Program Executive Office for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions (PEO MLB) Program Management Office Navy Enterprise Business Solutions (Navy EBS), the PEO MLB said in a statement dated 24 April.
NETSS is the primary system integrator contract for Navy ERP, the Department of the Navy’s financial record system (DON), which manages nearly 56% of the Navy’s total obligation authority. To date, Navy ERP has been deployed to 72,000 users across six Navy systems commands.
A SeaPort-NxG Multiple Award Contract (MAC) Task Order, NETSS has been awarded to International Business Machines (IBM) headquartered in Armonk, New York. The task order execution period is a basic 12 months and four options of 12 months, as well as a one-time option to extend the task order duration by six months. The total value of the task order is approximately $850 million.
“The NETSS award is a major step in the continued maturation of Navy ERP capabilities,” said Edward Quick, program manager for Navy EBS. “The services provided by the NETSS Task Order will enable the continued migration of new orders to the Navy’s ERP, a move that will facilitate the Navy’s ability to perform clean financial auditing.”
Over the past year, Navy EBS has consolidated and migrated seven DON commands and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy with $8 billion budget authority from their legacy financial systems to Navy ERP. This effort also included migrating and validating over 4 billion transactions to Navy ERP, providing a more comprehensive, audit-ready financial management system.
“The Navy’s recent progress in migrating commands to Navy ERP and awarding NETSS demonstrates the strong partnership and collaboration between PEO MLB and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller . [ASN(FM&C)]said Les Hubbard, general manager of the program for MLB. “Together, we make Navy business easier.”
NETSS Task Order includes Mission Support activities of Information Technology (IT), Information Management (IM), Large Scale Systems Integration (SI) and Information Systems (IF). The NETSS provider will provide services to upgrade and support the Navy’s ERP capabilities, including business intelligence, logistics, development, deployment and sustainment. NETSS services include data governance and analytics, business process reengineering and management, software design and development, and business systems integration. In addition, NETSS includes process management, solution delivery, and data services, which meet current and future requirements of the Department of Defense and DON in the areas of enterprise information management services, solution engineering services, business process management services, analysis and decision support services and knowledge transfer. .
The NETSS Fair Opportunity Proposal Request (FOPR) was sent to all SeaPort-NxG MAC holders on December 23, 2020 and proposals were due January 27, 2021.
Prior to the NETSS award, Navy ERP system integrator support was provided by multiple companies through Process Improvement, Reengineering, Management and Data Support Services (PIRMDS2) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity ( IDIQ) MAC issued in 2016 to multiple contractors by Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP) Norfolk.