It is best to apply early to allow enough time for the application processes. Postponing membership until a Solicitation is active may result in unforeseen delays and the inability to submit a proposal.
Yes, however per the Department of Commerce review, the following countries are noted to have been involved in either unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. MTEC members seeking to collaborate with companies operating from the following countries* will be subject to additional due diligence with the Defense Security Service. Warnings will remain in place until the situation changes.
* and other countries with similar situations or conditions.
A consortium is an association of individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.
A nontraditional defense contractor means an entity that is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period prior to the date of this application, any contract or subcontract for the Department of Defense that is subject to full coverage under the cost accounting standards prescribed pursuant to section 1502 of title 41 and the regulations implementing such section.
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“Other Transactions Agreement (OTA)” is the term commonly used to refer to the 10 USC 4022 authority to enter into transactions other than contracts, grants or cooperative agreements. The Department of Defense (DoD) currently has temporary authority to award relevant to weapons or weapons systems proposed to be acquired or developed by the DoD. OTA’s for prototype initiatives are acquisition instruments that generally, are not subject to the federal laws and regulations governing procurement (FAR-based) contracts. As such, they are not required to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), its supplements (i.e. DFARS) or laws that are limited in applicability to procurement contracts.