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Posted 1/23/2013 Printable Fact Sheet
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DESP III is a five-year multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract vehicle providing a broad range of engineering services in support of any system or subsystem within the Air Force and other DoD agencies. The contract ceiling amount is set at $1.9 billion. Efforts will be placed on contract via task orders to support specific objectives which focus on improving system life cycle cost, operational life, performance, sustainment including maintainability and support, and safety and environmental friendliness.

One of the primary purposes of DESP III is to provide the Air Force and other DoD customers with a contract vehicle for engineering services in a fraction of the time normally required for standard contract actions. Although DESP III excludes repair work, it includes the development of prototypes and limited production runs, and can be used for advisory and assistance services. In addition, incidental construction essential to the performance of the engineering service is allowed.

Since the DESP III contract is a services contract, 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.
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DESP III - Sole Source vs. Competition


Please contact the DESP III Contracting Supervisor or Contracting Lead at Hill AFB, Utah, for all general questions and requirements except at Tinker AFB, Okla., and Robins AFB, Ga., which have their own Technical Leads. Tinker AFB, Robins AFB, and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, are authorized ordering agencies and Contracting Officers from those sites can be contacted directly. We are still working with Wright-Patterson AFB to develop central points of contact for their site. Please refer to the OO-ALC POCs link above for contact information.

DESP III Home Office
6038 Aspen Ave., Bldg. 1289U
Hill AFB, Utah 84056-5805
801-777-2867 (Contracting Supervisor) or
801-775-2393 (Contracting Lead)

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