Section 815 Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (Ota)

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) said in a 2014 publication that „TOs allow agencies and their partners to enter into flexible agreements tailored to the projects and needs of participants.“ Section 867 of the FY18 NDAA requires the Minister of Defense to define the preference for the use of TOs and the experimental authority in the execution of S&T programs and prototypes. An OT is a common term that refers to any type of transaction that does not involve a contract, agreement, or cooperation agreement authorized by 10 U.S.C 2371. Transactions under this authority can take many forms and are generally not required to comply with federal laws and regulations applicable to purchase contracts, grants, and/or cooperation agreements. To the extent that a particular law or regulation is not related to the type of instrument used (e.g. B tax and property law), it would generally apply to an OT. An OT consortium is a relationship between a public sponsor and a collection of traditional and non-traditional providers, non-profit organizations and universities, which are oriented towards a technology sector (cyber, space, submarine, propulsion) managed by a single entity and focused on innovative solutions to government technology challenges that meet the scale and purpose of other transactions. [2] Section 815 of the NDAA for fiscal year 2016 replaced Section 845 of the NDAA for fiscal year 1994 (repealed) and gave the DoD permanent authority for prototypes as well as increasing the dollar thresholds for prototype projects, changed the OTA eligibility criterion, and allows a prototype project to move to the award of a suite production contract. Other Transaction Authority (OTA) is the term commonly used to refer to the Department of Defense`s (DoD) jurisdiction (10 U.S.C 2371b) to carry out certain prototype, research, and production projects. Other transaction authorities (TAs) have been created to give the DoD the flexibility to adopt and integrate business practices that reflect industry business standards and best practices in its attribution instruments.