JENSEN HUGHES is a SeaPort-e prime contractor.  SeaPort-e is the U.S. Navy’s contract vehicle for the procurement of engineering, technical, program management and financial services for NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVSUP, SPAWAR, Strategic Systems Program (SSP), NAVFAC, U.S. Marine Corps, Military Sealift Command, Strategic Systems Programs, and the Office of Naval Research.  It is an IDIQ (indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity) multiple award contract (MAC).

Contract N00178-14-D-7750

JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. is a large business fire science and engineering firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Our primary activities are in the fields of fire protection engineering, research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) as well as extinguishing agent and hardware engineering. Additional fire protection engineering experience includes hazard and risk analysis, fire modeling, structural fire resistance analysis and design, smoke control analysis, training program development, system engineering, and design and specification of fire protection systems. JENSEN HUGHES has capabilities in the environmental sciences which have application to the solution of problems associated with fire suppression agents, fire training facilities, and compliant conduct of fire tests.

JENSEN HUGHES has demonstrated experience and technical expertise in providing the services envisioned by statement of work (SOW). Having past experience in similar contracts and the demonstrated management expertise to deliver quality service, JENSEN HUGHES is well qualified to be awarded a Seaport-e contract.

QA Program

For 35 years, JENSEN HUGHES has been responding to the Navy’s needs for the same type and variety of tasks described in the SOW. We propose to continue utilizing the same matrix-type management approach that has served so well in the past.

The matrix approach was developed specifically for research, engineering, and service projects where project teams with relatively short life spans and part-time staffing are common.  Each employee is responsible laterally to a Program Manager as well as to an “upward” supervisor in his or her technical field.  The Program Manager is responsible for insuring the quality of performance on the task. The supervisor is responsible for administrative supervision of the employee.

To further guarantee quality performance, JENSEN HUGHES has a Technical Director (or his designated representative), a Corporate Safety Officer, and an Operations Officer.  The Technical Director is responsible for final review and approval of all reports, documents, test plans and reports.  The Safety Officer is responsible for final review and approval of safety aspects of all test plans.  The Operations Officer is responsible for insuring that projects are completed on time and on budget and serves as overall coordinator for the entire contract.

At the initiation of a project, a JENSEN HUGHES Program/Project Manager is assigned, and objectives are discussed and finalized with the assigned mission area technical personnel and the sponsor.  A plan is developed to detail the approach, scope, and timing of the project. Statistical designs of experiments or pre-test modeling, when appropriate, are used in the task planning.

By providing a designated Program/Project Manager, the client has a single JENSEN HUGHES point of contact to resolve any issues or problems that may arise. Since this Project Manager handles budget, schedule, and technical aspects of the task, a single point of contact for problem resolution is available.  The client always has the option to have the JENSEN HUGHES Operations Officer mediate any disputes or disagreements.  This approach has worked well on our multi-faceted government contracts.

General Technical Capabilities

JENSEN HUGHES has an international reputation for excellence in fire protection R&D as well as application of advanced engineering methods to the solution of fire problems.  We have staff that regularly publishes in technical fire literature and participates in leadership roles in a wide range of professional organizations.  JENSEN HUGHES has a mix and depth of talent available in the identified functional areas to support a wide range of concurrent tasks.  We have over 500 employees, the majority of whom provide direct technical support on projects as envisioned in the SOW.

JENSEN HUGHES has a 12,000 square foot laboratory facility at its corporate headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.  The facility includes bench hoods, a cone calorimeter, and two test enclosures.  Instrumentation includes several continuous gas analyzers, an FTIR, a particle size analyzer (laser diffraction type), and a wide range of other fire instruments (smoke, flow, temperature, etc.).  These facilities are also used to support the development of instrumentation packages for use in field testing. The Baltimore fire laboratory has multiple fire compartment test facilities that are used for a range of test and evaluation projects, including gaseous, dry powder and water fire suppression systems, various fire detection systems, and material testing.  We maintain the capabilities to perform field testing with hundreds of data channels at field sites without reliance on on-site power.  These capabilities have been used in four recent weapons effects tests on retired Naval ships.

JENSEN HUGHES routinely applies advanced analytical methods towards design and analysis problems.  We have the capabilities to perform detailed simulations of fire dynamics, sprinkler dynamics, fire/smoke vent actuation, smoke spread, and conjugate heat transfer. Examples of our analytical tools include HEATING, a 3D heat conduction code which originates from Oak Ridge National Laboratory; the three-dimensional large eddy simulation computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code known as the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) which originates from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NTST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL); Fire and Smoke Simulator (FSSIM), an JENSEN HUGHES-developed network fire model; and other fire models such as CONTAM and CFAST.  Staff members have significant expertise both in the use and development of advanced computations tools.

JENSEN HUGHES has substantial high performance computing resources for performing these numerical studies.  These resources consist of a high performance Linux cluster with over 90, 64-bit processor cores and over 300 Gb of RAM.   The cluster is capable of running several dozen, simultaneous model scenarios. As modern model scenarios increase in size and complexity the computational cluster can take advantage of large amounts of high-speed memory, 64-bit memory architecture and multi-processor parallel computations to solve larger problems faster than was previously possible on single workstations.

To respond to ever-increasing demands of complex modeling challenges the computational capabilities are continuously being expanded. For most up to date information contact a JENSEN HUGHES representative to request specific details about the current hardware configuration

JENSEN HUGHES SeaPort-e Contacts

Program Officer, QA, Client Satisfaction
David Satterfield, PE, Senior Engineer
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: 410-737-8677
Fax: 410-737-8688

Technical Issues
David Satterfield, PE, Senior Engineer
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: 410-737-8677
Fax: 410-737-8688

Contract Issues
David Kerbel, Financial Manager
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: 410-737-8677
Fax: 410-737-8688

Zones of Performance and Offices

JENSEN HUGHES has demonstrated experience and supports the Navy in the following zones.

a. Zone 1 Northeast Local Offices

117 Metro Center Blvd, Suite 1002
Warwick, RI 02886-1776
Mark Blackburn, PE, Director – Providence Office

1661 Worcester Road, Suite 501
Framingham, MA 01701-5405
Daniel Picciano, PE, Director – Boston Office

b. Zone 2 National Capital Local Office

3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817
Baltimore, MD 21227-1640
David Satterfield, PE, Senior Engineer

c. Zone 3 Mid-Atlantic Local Office

12150 Monument Drive, Suite 815
Fairfax, VA 22033-4064
Derek White, PE, VP – Mid-Atlantic Region

5520 Dillard Drive, Suite 130
Cary, NC 27518-9237
Adam Edwards,  PE – Director – Raleigh Office

d. Zone 4 Gulf Coast Local Office

3500 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30305-1559
Simon Goodhead, PE, Director – Atlanta Office

725 Primera Blvd, Suite 215
Lake Mary, FL 32746-2127
Hamid Bahadori, PE, Director – Orlando Office

10018 Sagecourt Drive
Houston, TX 77089-5005
Jason Johnson, Director – Houston Office

e. Zone 5 Midwest Local Offices

600 W Fulton Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60661-1242
John Mammoser, PE, Director – Chicago Office

689 Park Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45246-2115
Jeffrey Moore, PE, Engineering Manager

f. Zone 6 Southwest Local Offices

376 E Warm Springs Road, Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV 89119-4207
Jeff Grove, PE, Director – Las Vegas Office

2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 225
Walnut Creek, CA 94597-8862
Bob Wheeler, PE, Director – Bay Area Operations

2099 S State College Blvd, Suite 360
Anaheim, CA 92806-0193
Jared Birmingham, PE, Director – Los Angeles Area Offices

591 Camino de la Reina, Suite 1025
San Diego, CA 92108-3112
Scott Twele, PE, Director – San Diego Office

g. Zone 7 Northwest Local Office

19125 North Creek Pkwy, Suite 120
Bothell, WA 98011-8000
Mike Johnson, SET, Director – Seattle Office