SDVOSB Sole Source

An acquisition can be established as a sole source award for an SDVOSB by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other Agencies through the below process*.   819.7007 Sole source awards to a verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business.

  1. A contracting officer may award a contract to an eligible SDVOSB concern using procedures other than competitive procedures provided.
    1. The anticipated award price of the contract (including options) will not exceed $5 million;
    2. The justification prepared pursuant to FAR 6.302-5(c)(2)(ii) is posted in accordance with FAR subpart 5.301(d);
    3. The SDVOSB concern has been determined to be a responsible source with respect to performance; and
    4. In the estimation of the contracting officer, contract award can be made at a fair and reasonable price that offers best value to the Government.
  2. The contracting officer’s determination to make a sole source award is a business decision wholly within the discretion of the contracting officer. To ensure that opportunities are available to the broadest number of verified SDVOSBs, this authority is to be used judiciously and only when in the best interest of the Government.
  3. A determination that only one SDVOSB can meet the requirement is not required. However, in accordance with FAR 6.302-5(c)(2)(ii), contracts awarded using this authority shall be supported by a written justification and approval described.
  4. When conducting a SDVOSB sole source acquisition, the contracting officer shall ensure the business meets eligibility requirements 819.7003.
  5. A procurement requirement estimated to exceed the legislative threshold of $5 million shall not be split or subdivided to permit the use of this SDVOSB sole source authority.

*Department of Veterans Affairs Memorandum, July 25, 2016: Class Deviation—Implementation of the Veterans First Contracting Program as a Result of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision (Class Deviation—Veterans First Contracting Program [VFCP] 2016).

Contract POC
Dr. Caterina Lasome
(Tel) 202.683.8774
(Fax) 208.939.3222


SDVOSB Set Aside

An acquisition can be established as a Set-Aside award for an SDVOSB by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other Agencies through the below process.

810.001-70 Market research policy.

When performing market research, contracting officers shall review the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database at as required by subpart 819.70. The contracting officer will search the VIP database by applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes to determine if two or more verified service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) and veteran- owned small businesses (VOSBs), in the appropriate NAICS code, are listed as verified in the VIP database. The contracting officer will determine if identified SDVOSBs or VOSBs are capable of performing the work and likely to submit an offer/quote at a fair and reasonable price that offers best value to the Government. If so, the contracting officer shall set-aside the requirement in the contracting order of priority (see 819.7005 and 819.7006).

819.7005 VA service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside procedures.

  1. The contracting officer shall consider SDVOSB set-asides, before considering VOSB set-asides. Except as authorized by 813.106, 819.7007 and 819.7008, the contracting officer shall set-aside an acquisition for competition restricted to verified SDVOSB concerns upon a reasonable expectation based on market research that:
    1. Offers/quotes will be received from two or more eligible SDVOSB; and
    2. Award can be made at a fair and reasonable price that offers the best value to the government.
  2. When conducting SDVOSB set-asides, the contracting officer shall ensure that:
    1. Businesses are registered and verified as eligible in the VIP database at the time of submission of offers/quotes, and prior to making an award; and
    2. Offerors affirmatively represent their small business status based on the size standard corresponding to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to the solicitation/contract, as set forth in 819.7003(b) and/or (c).
  3. If the contracting officer receives only one acceptable offer at a fair and reasonable price from a verified SDVOSB in response to a SDVOSB set-aside, the contracting officer should make an award to that SDVOSB. If the contracting officer receives no acceptable offers/quotes from verified SDVOSBs, the set-aside shall be withdrawn and the requirement, if still valid, set aside for VOSB competition, or otherwise procured using the most appropriate strategy based on the results of market research.

* Department of Veterans Affairs Memorandum, July 25, 2016:Class Deviation—Implementation of the Veterans First Contracting Program as a Result of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision (Class Deviation—Veterans First Contracting Program [VFCP] 2016).

Contract POC
Dr. Caterina Lasome
(Tel) 202.683.8774
(Fax) 208.939.3222


SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e)

The Department of the Navy NAVSEA has awarded multiple Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for a wide range of engineering, technical, and programmatic services and solutions for the Virtual SYSCOM (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVSUP, SPAWAR, Strategic Systems Program (SSP), and NAVFAC) as well as Commander, Naval Installations (CNI) and the US Marine Corps. SeaPort-e furthers the Navy’s Seapower 21 objective to increase efficiency and allows for tailoring services according to the needs of geographically-dispersed organizations with significantly diverse product area requirements and missions.  NSWC Dahlgren is the Seaport-e Contracting Office, however, each activity will release their own RFPs.

Authorized Users of the SeaPort-e IDIQ

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAI)
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
Military Sealift Command
Strategic Systems Program (SSP)
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
Office of Naval Research
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
US Marine Corps

To learn more about SeaPort-E, click here

Zone Regions

iON Informatics is based in Boise, Idaho (Zone 7). We are capable of supporting Task Orders in all seven SeaPort-e Zones.

Our Team & Past Experience

iON Informatics is pleased to be a SeaPort-e IDIQ holder:

  • Contract Number: N00178-16-D-8814
  • Contract Period of Performance: 30 June 2016 to 4 April 2019
  • Program Ceiling:  (including award term options)

Our teammates include the following small businesses:

The iON Informatics Team supports Engineering, Technical, and Programmatic Support Services in the following Functional Areas:

  • 3.1 –  Research and Development Support
  • 3.2 – Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  • 3.3 – Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
  • 3.5 – System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
  • 3.6 – Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  • 3.10 – Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • 3.11 – Quality Assurance (QA) Support
  • 3.12 – Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information           Technology (IT) Support
  • 3.14 – Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
  • 3.16 – Logistics Support
  • 3.18 – Training Support
    • 3.18.1 – Technical Training Support
    • 3.18.2 – Professional Development and Training Support
  • 3.19 – In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
  • 3.20 – Program Support

Task Order Awards


Solicitation Number: N00178-16-D-4000
Contract Number: N00178-16-D-8814
TO Number Zone Customer PWS Summary
T0001 7 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division Award Notice

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iON Informatics employs one of the most well-known, time-tested, and robust quality assurance and continuous improvement processes found in the literature.  Our quality processes, metrics, and improvements are documented and included as an integral part of our Project Management Plans (PMP).  Quality is planned for and managed through the “Plan-Do-Study-Act” (PDSA) cycle for business processes, project execution, and program management and evaluation.

The PDSA cycle, also described by others as the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle, is a systematic series of steps for gaining valuable learning and knowledge for the continual improvement of a product or process. Also known as the Deming Wheel, or Deming Cycle, the concept and application were first introduced to Dr. W. Edwards Deming by his mentor, Walter Shewhart of the famous Bell Laboratories in New York (

The cycle begins with the “Plan” step. This involves identifying a goal or purpose, formulating a theory or plan, defining success metrics and putting a plan into action. These activities are followed by the “Do” step, in which the components of the plan are implemented, such as making a product or delivering a service with anticipated specific outcomes. Next comes the “Study” or “Check” step, where outcomes are monitored to test the validity of the plan for signs of progress and success, or problems and areas for improvement. The “Act” step closes the cycle, integrating the learning generated by the entire process, which can be used to adjust the goal, change methods or even reformulate a theory or plan altogether. These four steps are repeated over and over as part of a never-ending cycle of continual improvement.

Points of Contact

Contract Information & Management
Dr. Caterina Lasome
(Tel) 202.683.8774
(Fax) 208.939.3222
Customer Service & Quality Control
Dr. Caterina Lasome
(Tel) 202.683.8774
(Fax) 208.939.3222
Terry Lasome
(Tel) 571.230.9830
(Fax) 208.939.3222