ACC-APG Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services Office

The Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) Office and vehicle supplies Federal and State Government Agencies with a world class solution and platform to effectively and efficiently procure their knowledge-based professional services needs in support of their global Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) missions. Our office offers premier contracting support and services throughout the complete acquisition lifecycle.

RS3 Contract
RS3 Contract

A Government-wide multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for performance-based services providing customized best value solutions to a diverse group of organizations that span the spectrum of C5ISR mission requirements. The RS3 Contract has a $37.4B ceiling with a 10-year ordering period (five-year base ordering period and five-year optional ordering period). To provide the best support to our Mission Partners and their evolving needs, the RS3 Contract provides a broad scope with overarching service areas of Engineering; Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E); Logistics; Acquisition and Strategic Planning; Education and Training Services. Please contact us for any additional scope questions or courtesy scope reviews.

RS3 Contract Scope Overview

Broad, Overarching Services Available on the RS3 Contract. Services list is not all inclusive.

Acquisition & Strategic Planning

  • 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

Education and Training

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
Key Benefits
  • Competitively low-cost contract administrative service rate structure
  • Streamlined processes and procedures for task order awards
  • Superior customer support (from Acquisition Requirements Package development, to post-award administration, to close-out)
  • Premier Prime Contractors providing healthy competition at all Business classes
  • World-wide support for C5ISR mission related requirements
  • Non-restrictive labor categories
  • Extensive 10-year contract ordering period (task orders issued on last day of RS3 Contract ordering period may include a five-year period of performance)
  • Five-year task order period of performance
  • Category Management Tier 1 Designation – provides for:
  •    o Better pricing,
  •    o Reduction in lead times,
  •    o Eliminates of redundant contracts, and,
  •    o Frees up resources
  • RS3 SharePoint offers current templates, samples, and Customer Guidebook
  • Flexibility, contract type, and evaluation criteria
  • Program Level Management Reviews
  • On-ramp / Off-ramp opportunities for continuous/viable competitive marketplace
RS3 Prime Contractors
How to Use the RS3 Contract

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

  • Step 1: To initiate a RS3 task order requirement, please initially register at the ACC-APG Home Page.
  • Step 2: Once registered at the ACC-APG Home Page, please click on the following link to enter and submit your organization’s task order requirement: RS3 Office SharePoint Site.
  • Step 3: Once a task order requirement is submitted, mission partners will be assigned a RS3 requirement tracking number for each task order submitted.
  • Step 4: RS3 personnel will contact the mission partner within two business days.
    A pre-acquisition package checklist (ARP) and ARP document templates are available for download at the RS3 Customer Page.

For customers not holding a CAC Card, please submit a request through e-mail.

Documents Required for RS3 Task Order Award
Small Business Task Order Parameters

Task order requirements restricted to small businesses when market research indicates two or more capable small businesses intend to propose on task orders for any of the following acquisition scenarios

  • Acquisitions < $10 million
  • Acquisition and Strategic Planning Services Task Order Requirements
  • Contracting Officer Determination IAW – FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F)
RS3 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 R2 Program Office provided a unique support service aiding all Federal Government managers in rapidly executing those organizations’ 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 Office officially assumed responsibility of the R2-3G Contract. Both program office and contracting office operations were merged to further streamline the acquisition process and to reduce operational costs.

On 15 May 2017, RS3 Base Contracts were awarded to 56 government contractor companies as part of the Phase I award process. On 18 October 2018, RS3 Base Contracts were awarded to an additional 201 government contractor companies in the Phase II award process.

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


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


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.

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.

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