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 or X2657. 


CMG – Air Force Industry Day - December 2018

CMG, in coordination with the Air Force, hosted an Industry Day December 4-5, 2018 in Warner Robins, GA, in preparation for release of the High Frequency Radio Modernization (ARC-190) requirement.

The presentation given by the Government is available upon request to CMG. Additionally, if you did not attend the event and would like to forward applicable capability briefing material to the Government, please send an electronic copy to, and CMG will forward it to the Government.

The requirement will not be released until after the Holidays. When/if CMG receives additional information or updates on the requirement or process, we will advise accordingly. Should you have any questions in the interim, please contact CMG.