Air Force Selects ESN for Design Engineering Support Program of Weapon Systems, Components and Support Equipment


ARLINGTON, Va., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has announced the award of the Air Force's Design Engineering Support Program (DESP III) contract to 26 prime contractors.  This is the third iteration of the DESP Program and has a ceiling value of $1.9B.  One of the prime awardees is Sumaria Systems, Inc., a provider of information technology, engineering and professional services and solutions based in Danvers, MA.

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Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), an engineering and technology solutions company that provides services to DoD and other federal agencies, has been selected as a subcontractor on Sumaria Systems, Inc.'s DESP III Team, with Sumaria Systems as the prime contractor. The team will be a multi-faceted group of small and large businesses with the ability to meet the diverse work identified on the DESP III contract.

"We are proud to be part of a team that continues to support the U.S. Air Force in a variety of disciplines at a number of locations," said Raymond F. Lopez Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of ESN.

This is a five-year, multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle available for use within the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), the Air Force, and other DoD agencies.

The DESP III IDIQ has a ceiling value of $1.9 billion and was created to provide engineering and high-level technical services in support of all Air Force weapon systems, components and support equipment.

James P. Hunt, Executive Director, ESN's Air-Land Division, said task orders will encompass a broad range of engineering-related tasks.

About ESN (Engineering Services Network, Inc.) is a trusted leader in engineering and technology solutions. ESN provides services in   several key areas: information technology and health IT, engineering and technical supportstrategic and program managementtesting and evaluation; and operations support. Based in Arlington, VA, ESN has regional and field offices throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

Founded in 1995, ESN is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has achieved CMMI® ML 2 for Development Version 1.2. ESN customers include the VA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Military Sealift Command, Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies.

Visit us at  ESN is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB).  

About Sumaria Systems, Inc.
Sumaria Systems, Inc. is a CMMI® Level III assessed, ISO 9001:2008 certified, and ISO 8000-110:2009 Master Data Quality Management certified, Information Technology, Engineering and Professional services and solutions company headquartered in Danvers, Mass. Since its inception in 1982, Sumaria has provided a wide variety of IT and Professional services to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and additional government agencies. Sumaria's geographic network of offices provides a full-range of services and local capabilities to our clients, including value-added software engineering, systems integration, and network solutions that enhance client productivity and support client cost savings through technological efficiencies and service outsourcing.(

ESN contact: Carol Castaneda

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