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Doing Business With USAMRAA

Doing Business

In order to do business with USAMRAA access one of the sites listed below.

FedBizOpps


Opportunities solicited through Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs), Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Quotes (RFQs) can be found on FedBizOpps. When conducting a search be sure to use USAMRAA DODAAC- W81XWH.
 
Solicitations for contract actions expected to exceed $15,000 but not expected to exceed $25,000 are issued on FedBizOpps.
              

GRANTS.GOV


Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and Program Announcements (PAs) can be found on Grants.gov. For a complete listing of Assistance Agreement Funding Opportunities, please see Grants.gov and perform a search using CFDA# 12.420.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)



USAMRMC New Products and Ideas MRMC-NPI


The NPI provides the vendor an opportunity to showcase their product or idea without needing to travel to Fort Detrick and without giving anyone an unfair competitive advantage.

OTA and MTEC

USAMRMC has awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC). The OTA is a flexible procurement instrument which provides an "enterprise partnership" between the Government and a Consortium of technology developers/providers in a specific medical research and development domain. It is designed to facilitate mutually beneficial collaborative research and development activities for medical prototype development between the Government and industry/academia with the intention of attracting nontraditional defense contractors.


How does the Other Transaction - Consortium Model differ from FAR-based acquisition processes? The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) maintains an arms-length relationship between Government and Industry; the consortia model allows for Government and Industry to work more as partners in advancing technologies of mutual interest. With prototype OTAs (pOTA), the following do not apply: Competition in Contracting Act; Bayh-Dole and Rights in Technical Data; Contract Disputes Act; Procurement Protest System; FAR; DFARS; Department of Defense Grants and Agreements Regulations (DODGARS); and others.

What are the benefits of using the Other Transaction - Consortium Model?

Unique Acquisition Process:
  • Competitive yet Flexible: Consortium membership is open to all organizations having capabilities in the technology domain. Research projects are awarded competitively. Awards can be made only to members of the consortium. When used, white paper process enables DoD to provide feedback to industry prior to full proposal submission.
  • Basket Provision: If funding is not available at the time of source selection decision, DoD has the option of placing a source-selection-approved proposal in a “basket” and funding it one to two years later should funds subsequently become available.
  • Single Point Contracting: MTEC’s Consortium Manager facilitates and manages DoD’s financial and contractual engagement with all members of the consortium, including conducting proposal cost analyses and executing research project agreements with awardees.
  • Open Dialogue with Contractors: The model permits the Government to continue open dialogue with consortium members until the full proposals are submitted. This extended period of authorized collaboration enhances understanding and refinement of requirements, which in turn improves the fidelity of proposals. MTEC also hosts periodic Membership meetings where military and commercial medical needs are discussed along with funding and partnering opportunities.

  • Increased Innovation
  • Open membership policies that provide low barriers to entry enhance the Government’s ability to access to a broad range of potential solution providers, including small businesses and non-traditional contractors who find it difficult to do business with the Government under the restrictions imposed by FAR-based contracting.
  • Governing statutes for pOTAs provide financial incentives for traditional defense contracting companies to partner with non-traditional contractors who contribute significantly to the prototyping effort (avoids the requirement for traditional defense contractors to pay 1/3 cost share if performing alone or without significant contribution by a partnering non-traditional contractor).

  • Improved Strategic Planning
  • Anti-trust protections facilitate Government and Consortium member collaboration in developing technology roadmaps and strategic investment plans against which subsequent investments can be made.

  • Streamlined Acquisition
  • Permits streamlined contracting such as lifecycle acquisitions through expedited transition from competitive prototype development into a follow-on non-competitive production contract.

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