Welcome to freedom of contracting, the freedom to think! Other Transactions (OTs) are more than niche authorities, they constitute the core of an alternative acquisition approach. They can be challenging but are far more flexible and interesting than the traditional acquisition system. These authorities will intrigue or terrify you with the possibilities. OTs remove the barriers, but also the perceived comfort and safety of highly regulated processes, in favor of prioritizing mission goals, to deliver needed new advanced capabilities to the force and fleet faster and more affordably.
This updated Guide provides new OT information and delves into issues relevant to OT contracting. Knowledge of the statutory authorities is important, but so is the ‘spirit’ of OTs: to honor the freedom of contract approach and seek win-win solutions between parties.