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Total Freedom!  (Certain Restrictions Apply)

OTAs strike the right balance between flexibility and oversight

OTAs enable extreme efficiency, not anarchy.  While they forgo some of the restrictions of the FAR for the sake of rapid R&D work, they don’t do away with rules altogether.

There are formal processes under the OTA model to ensure safety and security, fair competition, and sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars.  Research opportunities are widely advertised on FedBizOpps and related sites so that any capable team can pursue them.  Solicitation processes are formalized and stringent.  The Government has exclusive responsibility for source selection.

Though government and industry roles differ between FAR and OTA acquisitions, both processes seek out the best value offers:

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Pen to White Paper

The flexible contracting process under OTAs allows the government and industry to refine project ideas before beginning technical work.


Nontraditional Values

Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) offer agencies ready access to cutting edge technologies only available from companies that don’t typically work with the government.


Can We Talk?

Other Transaction Agreements improve Government/Industry Communication