Other Transactions: Promote Collaboration to Solve and Deliver

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Flexible Other Transactions authorities (OTs) offer greater opportunity to interface with a variety of beneficial program/project partners and establish fruitful collaborative relationships. The dominate workforce generation, Millennials, values collaborative working environments and developing synergy between parties.  They grew up online … Continued

DOD, COVID-19 and Other Transactions

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  Early in the COVID pandemic crisis DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were directed to cooperate in coming up with a response to the crisis.  They entered a memorandum of understanding on their cooperation on … Continued

Using SBIR Funding to Award Other Transactions Agreements (OTA)

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The DoD and federal government are missing out!  So too are large segments of the industrial base.  A result of an inability to conceptualize the obvious synergy between the Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) and Other Transactions (OTs) and related … Continued

2021 NDAA – All Systems GO for Other Transactions! but curiosity about so-called “consortia”

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  Two provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 are likely to impact DOD’s use of Other Transactions (OT). One provision (sec.833) directly references 10 U.S.C. 2371 and 2371b OTs, but will probably have modest effect.  Another provision … Continued

New Administration: New Acquisition System?

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New acquisition policy initiatives from current Department of Defense leadership are unlikely in their remaining few weeks. The new administration, however, has a chance to hit the ground running by implementing congressional mandates and recommendations that have been ignored or … Continued

Video – Other Transactions for Sustainment

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SI’s Founder, Rick Dunn, video chats with Mike McGrath of McGrath Analytics to discuss Other Transactions and their prior and potential use for sustainment.   RD: Good morning!  This is another Strategic Institute Acquisition Web Talk.  Our guest this morning … Continued

Appropriate Contractual Instruments For R&D

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  Federal Government agencies enter into a wide variety of contractual relationships for various purposes under different regulatory regimes. In addition to procurement contracts covered by the Federal Acquisition Regulation and assistance instruments (grants and cooperative agreements), these include contracts … Continued