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CECOM Rapid Response Program


About R2

The R2 Program support contract awarded to VSE in January 2003 provides Federal Program Managers with a flexible, rapid response acquisition vehicle that can support virtually any Government requirement. The Government, forced to deal with deteriorating inventories and shrinking budgets, requires rapid access to a broad range of technical and non-technical services, equipment providers and integrators during all phases of a program's life-cycle. The R2 Program is U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Research, Development, and Engineering Center's contract vehicle to continue the valuable, cost effective and responsive support provided to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies, under the R2CSR contract.

The R2 Program consists of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quality (ID/IQ) contract with the option to issue either Time and material (T&M) or Firm Fixed Price (FFP) task orders (TO). The contract is open to all federal agencies. It provides an initial two year contract with three two year options. Prime contractors may ear an award extension up to one year.

The R2 Program supports most aspects of research and development, engineering, upgrades, installation, fabrication, test and evaluation, operations, maintenance, and programmatic support of new and existing government platforms, systems, subsystems, and end items. The contract offers significant advantages including providing Federal Government departments and agencies the ability to place work on contract with a goal of issuing a task order within 19 business days. The Program is not only user friendly, but provides extremely competitive program cost and an aggressive approach to utilizing small business skills and capabilities.

Benefits - VSE Team

  • Provides single source access to virtually every type of engineering, manufacturing, integration, installation and logistics services required to support all phases or a program of project's life cycle.
  • Delivers a compliant Task Execution Plan(TEP) with cost and schedule proposal within 7 business days or less after receipt of a Request for Task Execution Plan (RTEP) from the CECOM R2 Project Office. This supports CECOM's goal to issue an R2 task order within 19 days or less from the RTEP issue date.
  • Provides maximized flexibility through an ID/IQ contract with a broad selection of labor categories and pre-negotiated labor rates, while supporting Federal requirements anywhere in the world.
  • A Total System Life Cycle Contract Available to all Federal Agencies
    In Place COMPETED Time and Material/Firm Fixed Price Contract
    VSE Team is Prepared to Perform Immediately with Focus and Value Added
  • Task Order Estimates Guaranteed in Seven Days
  • $2.9 Billion Total Contract Ceiling
  • Provides Virtually ANY Technical or Non-Technical Services to Satisfy Federal Government Requirement


Contract Task Areas

  • Research & Development (R&D)

  • Studies and Analysis

  • Technology Insertion, Systems Integration and Systems Engineering

  • Installation

  • Construction

  • Hardware and Software Fabrication

  • Test and Evaluation

  • Certification

  • Technical Data Management

  • Logistics Support

  • Training

  • Acquisition Support


Nineteen Day Award Process

Once the R2 data package is finalized and the customer has approved release, a TEP is requested from VSE via e-mail. The customer will receive a courtesy copy of this request.

The VSE Team will provide our TEP, including technical description, labor, materials breakdown, and cost proposal, via e-mail, directly to the customer Procurement Contracting Officer and R2 Project Office, within seven business days. The R2 Project Office will then request an evaluation report from the customer via e-mail, and provide a template evaluation form.

The customer will be asked to complete the initial evaluation within five business days. An additional seven business days are set aside to resolve any discrepancies with the proposal(s), and prepare the required award documentation.

It is noted that the customer's commitment to meeting this schedule, including timely submission of funding documents is essential to meeting the 19-day standard.

Upon award, the customer will be provided with an electronic version of the task order via e-mail.


Direct Pre-Award Questions to

The VSE R2 Project Office

Questions? Contact the VSE web staff