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Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Training Workshop

October 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Transaction Authority (OTA)

Other Transaction Authority (OTAs) are on the rise for two primary reasons: 1) their flexibility is well-suited to the less predictable, more accelerated process of innovative R&D, and 2) they are not subject to most standard acquisition laws and regulation from the Buy American Act to the Truth in Negotiations Act. The Competition in Contracting Act also does not apply to most OTA agreements, ensuring that protests are not a concern.  Importantly, the provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act relating to patent rights as well as FAR and DFARS provisions relating to agency rights in technical data and patent rights are not applicable to OTA. However, in practice agencies such as DoD still tend to still use such authority as the initial position in negotiating OTA agreements.


Questions? Call: 202-695-3539

OTA Takeaway

Defense Contractors, especially contractors new to the federal space, should be on the lookout for streamlined Other Transaction Authority (OTA) procedures to pursue research development and prototype opportunities in the federal marketplace.

Watch for the next entry in our ongoing series on the Fundamentals of Federal Contracting in which we’ll explore the  various parts of the FAR and walk you through how to understand these regulations and more importantly make you a more SAVVY contracting professional!

Event will take place 23 October 2018 from 0900  – 1630
Attendees are encouraged to arrive 15-20 minutes early for registration & sign in
Parking is located at Facility and adjacent street parking is available
Catered lunch and complimentary beverage(s) will be provided at event
 (follow on menu will be provided to attendees upon sign up)

Event Topic Overview –

  • History of OTA/OTA Timeline
  • Types of Other Transactions
  • Definition of a Prototype
  • Benefits of Other Transactions
  • Limitations on the use of OTA
  • What is a Nontraditional Defense Contractor?
  • What is Significant Participation?
  • What is Cost Sharing?
  • How to Leverage an OTA to your Advantage
  • Delegation of OTA
  • Strategies to Navigate the OTA consortiums
  • Small Business OTA Resources 


October 23, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Arlington Executive Center
4601 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203 United States
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AFCEA International
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