ACC-APG RS3 Program Office

Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) Program Office Mission: To provide Federal and State Government Agencies and Organizations world class program management and procurement services for their Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and knowledge based professional engineering services mission requirements.

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RS3 Contract

A Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Performance Based Services Contract that provides customized best value solutions to a diverse group of organizations that span the spectrum of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) mission requirements throughout the world. RS3 has a $37.4B ceiling with a 10-year ordering period (five-year base ordering period and five-year optional ordering period). RS3 primary service areas include but are not limited to Engineering; Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E); Logistics; Acquisition and Strategic Planning; Education and Training Services.
RS3 Program Office Org Chart

RS3 Contract and Customer Support Benefits

  • Best Value Solutions
  • On-Ramping and Off-Ramping Capabilities
  • No Restrictive Labor Categories
  • Flexibility, Contract Type and Evaluation Criteria Determined by Customer Requirements
  • Experienced, Knowledgeable Companies
  • Extensive Ordering Period
  • ACC-APG Procurement Coordinator, Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer Will Support Customer Requirements from Package Development to Post-Award Administration through Closeout
  • RS3 Program Office Engineering Support to Assist Customer with Development of Customer Technical Requirements Documents
  • Templates and Sample Documents to Assist Customers in Creating the Requirements Packages Necessary to Support Mission Requirements
  • Streamlined Processes and Procedures Which Meet Full Compliance with All Acquisition Regulations and Requirements
  • Support for Worldwide Government C4ISR Requirements
  • RS3 Program Office Serves as a Base of Operations for Support of Internal Personnel, Customers, Contractors, etc.
  • Low Administrative Contract Service Rates to Customers (program office processes facilitate minimal support cost structure)
  • Pre-Award through Post-Award Support from RS3 Program Office.
  • Quarterly Reviews with Customers to Ensure ACC-APG is Providing the Highest Quality Level of Support
  • Quarterly Prime Contractor Meetings to Ensure all Opportunities and Concerns Are Discussed in an Open Forum
  • Periodic Program Management Reviews

RS3 Companies

TBD

How to Use the RS3 Contract

For customers with a Common Access Card (CAC):
If you are an ACC-APG employee or have previously logged into the ACC-APG SharePoint Home Page, skip step 1.

  1. To initiate a requirement, register at the ACC-APG Home Page
  2. Once registered at the ACC-APG home page, click on the following link to submit your customer requirement: RS3 Customer Home Page.
  3. Once a requirement is submitted, customers will be assigned a tracking number for each task order.
  4. The RS3 team will work with each customer to develop pre-award documentation. A pre-acquisition package checklist and templates are available at the RS3 Customer Page to utilize for your effort and package development.

For customers without a CAC please submit a request through e-mail.
A team member will contact you within 2 business days.

Documents Required for RS3 Task Order Award

  • Performance Work Statement (PWS) with Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs)
  • Request for Services Contract Approval (Army Customers/Army Funding Only)
  • Economy Act Determination and Findings (non-Army Customers Only)
  • Inherently Governmental Functions Memo (non-Army Customers Only)
  • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
  • IGCE Back-up Data
  • DD Form 254 with Appendices
  • Antiterrorism (AT)/Operations Security (OPSEC) Form
  • Government Furnished Property (GFP)/ Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) List and Justification Memo (if required)
  • Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Training Certificates and Nomination (registration in Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Contracting Officer Representative Tracking (CORT) Tool)
  • Theatre Business Clearance (Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.) (if required)
  • Government Flight Representative (GFR) (if required)

* Note: All documentation subject to change based on statutes, regulations and policies
** Pre-acquisition package templates available upon request

Examples of C4ISR Support Services Available

Broad, Overarching Services Available On RS3. *Not limited to this list.

Acquisition & Strategic Planning Education and Training
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Support
  • Budget Analysis & Documentation
  • Cost Analysis & Estimating
  • Financial Planning & Audits
  • Human Resources Support
  • Operations Management and Support
  • Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) Process Support
  • Policy and Regulation Development
  • Presentation Support
  • Program Analysis, Planning, Audits and Evaluation
  • Program/Budget Scheduling and Planning
  • Program Management
  • Public Affairs Support
  • Network Administration
  • Risk Management Support
  • Security Support & Strategic Planning
  • Technical Requirements Development
  • Computer System & New Equipment Training
  • Customized Business Training
  • Development of Training Manuals
  • Electronic Training Applications
  • Logistics Training
  • Mobile Training Facilities
  • Personal Computer Based Training
  • School House Training
  • Software Training
  • System Fielding, Installation, Operation & Maintenance
  • System Overhaul & Repair
  • Systems Engineering Training
  • Training Equipment & Facilities
  • Training Policies/Procedures/Processes
  • Training Simulators & Software
  • Training Studies, Analysis, Assessments and Reviews
  • Training System Deployment
  • Training Techniques
  • Web Based Training
Engineering Logistics
  • Advanced Technology Pilots and Trials
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • Baseline (Configuration) Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Communications Engineering
  • Configuration Management
  • Cyber Security and Information Assurance
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Management
  • Design Documentation and Technical Data
  • Engineering (Full Spectrum of C4ISR Engineering Support)
  • Foreign Military Sales
  • Fielding, Deployment and Sustainment
  • Integration & Interoperability
  • Software Engineering
  • Studies and Analysis
  • System Design
  • Technical Data Management
  • Technology Insertion
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Demilitarization and Disposal
  • Demonstrations, Design
  • Depot Maintenance
  • Fielding, Deployment, Sustainment of C4ISR Weapon Systems
  • Fleet Management
  • Life Cycle Sustainment
  • Logistics Management and Support Services
  • Logistics Operations and Maintenance
  • Logistics Optimization
  • Packaging, Marking, Handling, Storage and Shipping Support
  • Reset Readiness
  • Security Support
  • Special Tools and Support Equipment
  • Studies, Analysis, Assessments and Reviews
  • Supply Chain Management and Provisioning
  • Technical Data Management
  • Transportation, Storage and Facilities
  • Warehouse Management and Support
  • Warranty Support
  • Website and Software Development and Support
RDT&E
  • Advanced Technology Development and Demonstrations
  • Applied Research
  • Breadboard Design and Fabrication
  • Coalition Interoperability and Experimentation
  • Developmental Test Support
  • Drawing and Design
  • Evaluation of Technology Applications
  • Exploratory Research and Experimentation
  • Hardware/Software Development and Demonstrations
  • Human Cognition/Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Laboratory Support and Outfitting
  • Manufacturing Technology Improvements
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Test Support
  • Prototyping and Fabrication
  • Software Development
  • Studies and Analyses
  • System Integration

Small Business Considerations

Requirements to be restricted to small businesses when market research indicates that two or more capable small businesses intend to propose on task orders for any of the following

  • Less than $10 million
  • Acquisition and Strategic Planning Services
  • Contracting Officer determination – FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F)

RS3 Task Order Contract Administrative Service Rates

ACC-APG Resident Customers: None

Other Army/Federal/State Customers: Pre-Award Rate for Package Development to Award

  • Package Development Rate (NTE $20,000) pays for Initial Support Services and for costs associated with Package Development (Procurement Coordinator, Contracting Officer, Contract Specialist, Legal, Budget, Pricing, etc.)
  • Pre-Award Rate to be paid at Start of Effort (deducted from first year, 1% at contract award)

Support Service Rate from Award to Closeout

  • 1% of the Total Award per Task Order per Option Year
  • Functional Support Agreements developed for each Customer with Flexible Payment Options available
  • Not due until Contract is Awarded

RS3 Program Office History

RS3 Program Office History

  • The Rapid Response – Third Generation (R2-3G) Contract was originally managed by the Rapid Response (R2) Program Office. The R2 Program Office was originally chartered by the Deputy to the Commanding General, Communications-Electronics Command, to execute a unique, competitive and streamlined business process that would enable federal Government managers to acquire contractor-provided services. The program office provided a unique support service that aided all federal Government managers in rapidly executing their requirements as identified by their mission objectives. On 30 June 2015 the Director of the Logistics and Readiness Center, transferred responsibility of the R2-3G Contract to Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. On that date, the ACC-APG RS3 Program Office officially assumed responsibility of the R2-3G Contract. Both the program office and contracting office operations were merged to further streamline the acquisition process and to reduce operational costs.
  • The R2-3G Contract remains a viable contract vehicle. The RS3 Contract, when awarded, is intended to fulfill the void for various expiring Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts including the R2-3G Contract.
  • The transition to the RS3 Contract will be seamless to you and your organization. Your organization's requirement(s) will be awarded either under the R2-3G Contract or its successor, the RS3 Contract, depending upon your organization's requirement(s) award timeline.

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Mission

Provide responsive, cost-effective and compliant contracting solutions in support of National Defense objectives.

Vision

To be a premier contracting center viewed by our customers as superior and recognized throughout Department of Defense as “best in class.”

Values

People
We value people as our most important resource and provide a workplace environment where people are motivated, cared for, feel like they belong and want to work.

Integrity
We value individual integrity and expect and require adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.

Customer Satisfaction
We anticipate and understand our customers’ needs and commit to exceed their expectations.

Teamwork
We inspire people to achieve common goals, share ownership and responsibility for their results, while considering the needs of all stakeholders.