Design & Engineering Support Program III (DESP III)
Providing rapid, high quality engineering and technical services to include:
- Systems engineering
- Structural and Electrical aircraft modifications
- Systems integration and analysis
- Maintenance technical manual, provisioning data and publication preparation
Partnered with: Booz Allen Hamilton
Contract Number: FA8222-06-D-0010
Authorized Users: Air Force Air Logistics Center, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), the Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Department of Defense agencies, and other government entities (e.g., NASA, DOT, DOS, EPA, OSHA, etc).
Contract Period of Performance: 2013 through 2018; 5-year Ordering Period with 7-year Execution Period
Program Ceiling: $1.9 billion
Available Order Types: Firm-fixed Price (FFP), Cost-Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), and Time & Materials (T&M)
About DESP III: The DESP III is a five-year multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract vehicle available for usage within AFMC, the Air Force, DoD, and other government agencies. The order writing period is for 5 years and the performance period of any task order must be complete within two years after the expiration date of the basic contract.
Since the DESP III contract is a services contract - aimed at technology and engineering services - all task orders placed against DESP III shall comply with AFI 63-124. As such, all Contract Engineering Tasks (CETs) shall be written in performance terms, in accordance with AFI 63-124. All work shall be described in terms of "what" the required output is, rather than "how" the work is to be performed or the number of hours to be provided, except when deemed essential by functional activity for safety and/or security reasons.