DESP III - Design and Engineering Support Program III                  

Period of Performance: January 11, 2012 – January 9, 2019

Who is Eligible: All U.S. Air Force/Army commands, DoD agencies, and other government entities having similar systems and/or needs.

Agency Sponsor: OO-ALC/PKXE
                         6038 Aspen Ave/Bldg 1289U 
                         Hill AFB, Utah 84056-5805

DESP III provides the Air Force Materiel Command, Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC), Engineering Directorate with high caliber engineering and technical services to support all AFMC weapon systems, subsystems, and related processes.

The DESP III contract addresses technical and administrative requirements necessary to create and implement a program to provide design and engineering/technical support services for the Department of Defense (DoD) mission weapon systems, components, and support equipment (including engineering design, integration, system modifications, limited manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and supportive operations/processes). While the DESP II contract was specifically established within the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) and the Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM), this dynamic contract vehicle may be used by all other Air Force/Army commands, DOD agencies and other government entities having similar systems and/or needs.

Period of Performance: Through January 2019

Available Order Types: FFP, CPFF, T&M

The indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) DESP III contract supports a broad range of engineering, technical, and support services. While the contract vehicle has been established by the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), it may be used in support of any system or subsystem within the Air Force as well as other Department of Defense agencies.
The objectives of the DESP III program focus on improving system life cycle cost, operational life, performance, sustainment including maintainability & support, and safety & environmental friendliness. Engineering services are in the areas of new design, technical documentation, diminishing material and manufacturing sources, environmental improvement issues, reliability, productivity, efficiency, and cost saving.
HEBCO has assembled an outstanding team of experienced, highly capable, specialized contractors to support the Department of Defense in this effort. Our team brings a reputation for exceptional service that covers the entire scope of capabilities that can be procured under the DESP III program.


  • $1.9 Billion Total Contract Ceiling
  • Five-Year Ordering Period with a Seven-Year Execution Period
  • Covers a Broad Scope of Services
  • Can Be Used by All Government Services
  • Flexible Pricing Options (FFP, CPFF, T&M)
  • No Government Fees for Use of the Contract Vehicle
  • Sole Source Orders Permitted