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U.S. Air Force Design and Engineering Support Program (DESP) III


DESP III is a five-year multiple award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract vehicle offering a broad range of engineering services in support of any system or subsystem within the Air Force and other DoD agencies. This contract vehicle is designed to reduce contractual award times and offer streamlined acquisition for developmental prototyping and services. 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.

The contract objectives of DESP III are:

  • Reduce life cycle costs
  • Increase system operational life
  • Improve system performance
  • Improve system sustainment
  • Improve system and personnel safety and environmental friendliness
  • Engineering services
  • Training


DESP III Ordering Period: FY 2012 – FY 2016
DESP III Performance Period: FY 2012 – FY 2018

Core Competencies

Technology Insertion

  • Analysis
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • System Integration
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Technology Refresh

Service Life Extension Program

  • Acquisition Strategy Support
  • System Modernization
  • Technology Insertion
  • Rapid Prototyping

Technical Data Package

  • Development
  • Technical Orders
  • Engineering Drawings
  • System Specifications
  • Reverse Engineering

Process Improvement

  • Automated Data Processing
  • Lean Six Sigma

DESP III Brochure:Download Maden Technologies' DESP III brochure here.

DESP III Website: Link to the USAF DESP III website here.