Government Contract Types

Federal and state governments have a complex vocabulary that can seem like a different language. However, understanding the sea of acronyms and contract types is essential for all businesses looking to navigate the sea of government contracting.

In the section known at "Contract Types," Government Contractors wants to summarize and provide resources around all the different contract vehicles federal and state governments use to acquire the products and services they need.

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Contract Profile: Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Contracts Gaining Momentum

What are OTAs? Though they have been around for a while, why have they become such a benefit to the Department of Defense? Can they be applied to other government agencies and departments? And how do they impact government contractors?

These are some of the questions being asked.

Our GovCon Thought Leaders look to tackle the issue of OTAs in this month's issue.

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Articles That Reference Government Contracts

As companies venture into federal contracting, they often forge relationships with Primes or other firms who have and hold the direct relationship with the customer (US Federal Government). In these relationships, Primes will dictate rates and their sub-contractors will accept these “thin or no margin” labor categories (LCATS). Low or no margin implies you will
GDIT to support the operation, maintenance, enhancement and sustainment of Postal Service applications. General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract for Enterprise Information Technology Program (EITP) Technical Support Services (TSS) by the United States Postal Service. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract includes a base period of three years, with four additional
The program provides U.S. military customers rapid, affordable access to commercial-grade computing and network equipment modified for military operations. General Dynamics Missions Systems was awarded a contract for the Common Hardware Systems-5 (CHS-5) Program from the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract consists of a three-year
Naval Medical Logistics Command
Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, was awarded a follow-on contract by the Naval Medical Logistics Command to support biomedical research and development at its Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL). The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a five-year period of performance with a total contract value of approximately $28 million. Work will
10-year, $553 million contract will enable GDIT to continue supporting NOAA supercomputers used for research and development. General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) will continue its support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Research and Development High Performance Computing System (R&D HPCS). NOAA awarded CSRA LLC, a managed affiliate of GDIT, the $553 million
GDIT will continue its more than 17 years of supporting the ENERGY STAR program. General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) will continue its support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program, providing IT infrastructure, systems and application support under four one-year task orders. EPA awarded SRA International Inc., a managed affiliate of GDIT, the
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Information Technology Support Services 3 contract to continue to operate and maintain the IT networks for the U.S Army. The single-award task order contract has a potential value of approximately $300 million. Under the contract,
For me, fair opportunity is not the best value in Simplified Acquisitions for agencies or small business concerns. With the recent increases to the micro-purchase threshold and the simplified acquisition threshold as a result of the 2018 NDAA, there is much more attention being paid to these procurement methods than ever before by Government and Industry. A respected
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a five year, $208 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the continued procurement, testing and delivery of the AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radio (DMR). DMR provides multiple communication waveforms and multi-level information security for secure tactical voice and data transmissions aboard U.S. Navy ships and submarines. The
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Medical Command for professional training and operations services in support of the U.S. Army Reserve regional training sites-medical program. The single-award contract has a potential value of approximately $58.9 million for a one-year base period

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