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

Milestone Payments – Understanding a Powerful Technique

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  In discussing a topic like milestone payments, the aphorism, “OT’s are FAR out” should be kept in mind. It is easy to drift into FAR conceptual boxes. One of these is that contracts are structured either as cost-reimbursement or … Continued

Prize Authority – From Prize to What?

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  In selecting the right approach or right instrument to pursue innovation and find the pathway to a fielded capability, prize competitions under 10 U.S.C. 2374a are an under-utilized resource. Section 2374a is found in Chapter 139 of Title 10 … Continued

Other Transactions Contracts: Poorly Understood, Little Used

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 Full version of an article featured in National Defense Magazine      The good news – Congress has provided the Department of Defense with a cluster of legal authorities to conduct experimentation, research, development, prototyping, and production that can lead … Continued

Interview: Other Transactions – SOCOM University MacDill AFB

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Interview with Mr. Richard L. Dunn, Strategic Institute for Innovation in Government Contracting and Captain David Rothzeid, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) about Other Transactions (OTs)   For more on Other Transactions attend The Future is Now! Fast and Affordable … Continued