Our 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

Our 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.

RS3 Program Office Org Chart

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 | Formal on the Job Training

As one of the most important aspects of an intern's development, the training experience is four fold:

  • Formal Schooling consists primarily of the courses mandated by the Department of Defense for all acquisition workforce members. These courses are designed to provide the knowledge framework necessary to perform the duties of the job, and successful completion will result in a Level II certification in Government Contracting. Contracting Courses along with two core leadership courses are included as part of the Master Intern Training Plan
  • On the job training is accomplished as interns are placed with a "home team" and a Contracting Officer. This training will provide a hands-on approach while working with other Interns and Senior Contract Specialists.
  • Informal In-House Training is conducted in a relaxed setting with the intern class as a group at our Intern Institute. These sessions provide basic information on the principles and processes of contracting and will help to alleviate the confusion that comes with learning a new field.
  • Rotational Cross Training introduces the intern to various areas of the acquisition process and provides opportunities for networking.
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


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.

  • To initiate a requirement, register at the ACC-APG Home Page
  • Once registered at the ACC-APG home page, click on the following link to submit your customer requirement: RS3 Office Sharepoint Site.
  • Once a requirement is submitted, customers will be assigned a tracking number for each task order.
  • 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
  • Acquisitions Requirements Package (ARP) Checklist
  • Performance Work Statement (PWS)
  • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) Capabilities Statement
  • Capabilities Statement
  • In-Scope Determination Memo
  • COR and Budget Info Sheet
  • Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs)
  • Inherently Governmental (IG) Function Memo
  • Anti-Terrorism Operations Security Review Coversheet (AT/OPSEC Coversheet)
  • Market Research Report
  • Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)
  • Organization Conflict of Interest Statement (OCI)
  • Availability of Funds Memo
  • Required COR Training Checklist

Acquisitions Requirements Package (ARP) documentation subject to change based on statutes, regulations and policies.
ARP document templates available upon request.

Examples of C4ISR Support Services Available

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

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
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

  • Acquisitions valued less than $10 million
  • Acquisition and Strategic Planning Services Requirements
  • Contracting Officer determination IAW – FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i)(F)

ACC-APG Customers (customers whose primary contract support agency is ACC-APG):

No contract administrative service charge will be assessed when utilizing the RS3 Contract.

Non-ACC-APG Customers (customers whose primary contract support agency is not ACC-APG):

For new customers to ACC-APG and/or the RS3 Contract, a $20K package development service charge will be assessed when utilizing the RS3 Contract. The RS3 Program/Contracting Offices will provide customers a dedicated team to assist in the development of the customer’s acquisition requirements package (ARP). The package development service charge will be applied to the contract administrative service charge assessed at task order award (1% of the task order award value). For those customers who are not directly supported by ACC-APG but utilize the services of ACC-APG for their contract requirements, a contract administrative service charge will be assessed at task order award/exercise of an option. The contract administrative service charge will not exceed 1% of the awarded task order/option value.

Please note: All customers must pay the contract administrative service charge at task order award/exercise of an option.

RS3 Task Order Contract Administrative Service Rates
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.
  • Phase 1 awarded 15 May 2017
  • Phase 2 awarded 18 October 2018

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.