Understanding "Other Transaction" (OT) Agreements for Federally Funded Research and Development

Holland & Knight Webinar
April 30, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Please join Holland & Knight's Government Contracts Group for a highly informative webinar on Understanding "Other Transaction" (OT) Agreements for Federally Funded Research and Development.

Contracting with the government through its Other Transaction Authority (OTA) has drawn considerable attention recently for good reason: Congress has recently expanded the U.S. Department of Defense's OTA and directed the department to establish a preference for using OT Agreements in the execution of science, technology and prototyping programs. The OTA allows the government to fund research and development activities without the burden of FAR or DFARS clauses. These arrangements are particularly well-suited for nonprofit research institutions, nontraditional government contractors and small businesses, as well as traditional contractors willing to collaborate with one of these entities.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • an overview of OTA, including which agencies have it, what makes it different from contracts and grants, mandatory eligibility requirements, and key opportunities and risks
  • understanding recent legislative changes that have enhanced the use of OT Agreements for research, development and prototyping programs at the Department of Defense, including its use for follow-on production contracts
  • understanding the use of OTA by key federal entities, including the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • understanding key features of relationships with consortia who receive and distribute OT funding for research projects

We hope you can join us for this highly informative program.

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