There are many benefits to using an OTA, primarily in decreased acquisition time and cost. There are other notable benefits, making the OTA a unique and desirable tool for program and contract managers alike, including:

  • An OTA is not a contract, grant or cooperative agreement. As a result, OTA Initiatives are not subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or its supplements.
  • Federal funding generally can be obligated more quickly, and Initiatives are awarded in less time than typical FAR-based contracts.
  • The Government may collaborate with contractors in tailoring the terms to the Initiative and the needs of the performing member(s), achieving the best approach to fulfilling the Government’s technology needs.
  • Government rights to intellectual property are negotiable on an Initiative-by-Initiative basis.
  • OTA Initiatives are awarded on a Firm Fixed Price basis.
  • Payments are made based on measurable milestone achievements.
  • Competition is required only to the maximum extent practicable.
  • Awards are not subject to protest.

UAH is a member of three Consortium with OTAs.  Please note all communications to establish an award under either OTA to UAH, must start with the Federal Sponsoring Agency and the Consortium (CEED, C5, and/or VLC).

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Greene, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at greeneg@uah.edu or X2657. 

OTHER TRANSACTION AGREEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Dear VLC Members,

We have concluded the election process for the VLC Board of Directors holding Category A Seats.  These are two year positions to be held until December 2021.

The following have been elected by majority vote to represent the member classes for 2020-2021:

 

Supplier   Tom Von Eschenbach, Collins Aerospace
Engine Jerry Wheeler; ATEC
Other Defense Contractor run-off election open until 12/18/2019
Academic/Nonprofit Inder Chopra, University of Maryland

The remaining Category A seats are appointed: 

Large OEM (2) Keith Flail, Bell TextronEric Streich, The Boeing Company
Large Traditional Defense Contractor (1) Mike Riley, Raytheon

 

The elected board members (above) will be joined by the continuing Category B Board members listed below who serve until December 2020:

Academic: Marilyn Smith, Georgia Tech
AHS: Michael Hirschberg, AHS
Large OEM: Nick Lappos, Sikorsky
Large Contractor: James Conroy, Northrop Grumman
Supplier: Michael Thome, SAIC
Small VTOL: John Piasecki, Piasecki Aircraft
Other:

John Stough, JHNA

We are fortunate to include this outstanding group in our leadership!

Best regards, 

Gerry Graves
VLC Consortium Administrative Organization
315 Sigma Drive
Summerville SC 29486
www.verticalliftconsortium.org

 

NASC Industry Days - August 2019

The slides presented at the NASC Industry Days last week and this week are posted in the member portal on the NASC website, along with a list of the attendees of the August 7, 2019, event, who have approved the release of their contact information.

To access the portal, all members must have individual log-in credentials, as advised in the notification sent earlier this week. If you need assistance with setting up your credentials or accessing the portal, please contact CMG.