The battle for task orders is about to begin under the latest generation of the Air Force's DESP contract. Who made the final cut?
Twenty-six companies and research entities have won prime spots on the Air Force’s Design and Engineering Support Program (DESP III), a seven-year, $1.9 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity award that covers the acquisition of engineering and technical services.
Managed by the Air Force Materiel Command, DESP III is a follow-on IDIQ to DESP I and DESP II, and covers technology insertion, reliability and maintainability, deployability improvements, environmental and safety compliance, improvement of depot manufacturing and/or repair processes, and development of information management systems and process models.
The 26 named prime awardees are:
- Aerospace Engineering Spectrum
- Arinc Engineering Services LLC
- Battelle Memorial Institute
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Dynamics Research Corp.
- DRS C3 & Aviation Co.
- Global Consulting International Inc.
- General Dynamics Information Technology
- Gauss Management Research & Engineering
- Hebco Inc.
- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
- Ki Ho Military Acquisition Consulting Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corp.
- MI Support Services LP
- Maden Tech Consulting
- NCI Information Systems Inc.
- Northrop Grumman Corp.
- Science Applications International Corp.
- Scientific Research Corp.
- System Sustainment Alliance JV
- Support Systems Associates Inc.
- Standard Aero Redesign Services Inc.
- Sumaria Systems Inc.
- University of Dayton Research Institute
- VSE Corp.
- Wyle Laboratories Inc.
As with its predecessors, the DESP III contract vehicle is available to all other Air Force commands, Defense Department agencies including the Army, the Navy and the Marines, and by other government entities having similar systems or needs.
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