Tag Archives: OTA

GMU GovCon Center: Federal Gov’t Uses Rapid Contracting Approaches for COVID-19 Response

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A report by George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting says federal agencies have been using rapid contracting procedures to speed up contract awards in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Agencies are using Federal Supply Schedules as one of the contract flexibilities under the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Government-wide contracts accounted for $527M of COVID-19-related contract obligations, while indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts represented $787M.

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Govini Tracks Pentagon’s Use of OTAs, SBIR Contracts; Tara Murphy Dougherty Quoted

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Govini analyzed the Department of Defense’s use of other transaction authorities and Small Business Innovation Research contracts between fiscal year 2015 and FY 2019 and found that the two contracting methods accounted for 10 percent, or $9.6B, of DoD’s spending on research, development, test and evaluation operations in 2019, Defense News reported Wednesday.

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Space Force Seeks Bids for Potential $12B SpEC Mgmt OTA

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The U.S. Space Force plans to issue a potential 10-year, $12B other transaction agreement for the management of the Space Enterprise Consortium focused on prototyping space-based technology such as satellites, ground systems and payloads.

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