Carahsoft’s wide variety of schedules, contracts and purchasing agreements makes procuring the solutions you need fast and easy.
Carahsoft has access to the following consortiums that include 9 OTAs. As Other Transaction Agreements rise in popularity Carahsoft has built out a team dedicated to simplify the procurement process one step further. We are taking action to educate and assist our customers about the foreign procurement vehicles known as OTAs.
CMG consortia are composed of leading companies, academic institutions and other organizations with recognized and leading expertise in the respective mission areas to form an enterprise that the Government can access directly through a single, flexible, long-term acquisition instrument. In doing so, CMG fulfills its mission of accelerating the deployment of technologies to the Warfighter and the nation in a manner consistent with the goals established by the Congress for a streamlined acquisition alternative. The result is a reduction in the Government’s procurement costs, in both dollars and time. And in the process, CMG has built a broad understanding of the technology landscape as it relates to current and future DoD capability needs.
CMG currently manages three OTA consortia: Consortium for Energy, Environment and Demilitarization (CEED); Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5); and Naval Aviation Systems Consortium (NASC). Each holds a Section 815 OTA, which provides the legal framework and contractual means for members to collaborate with government customers to provide innovative solutions within the respective technology domains.
The Consortium was specifically formed to address the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD). It is founded on a simple concept: that collaboration, innovation, and cooperation among a broad spectrum of industry, academia and non-profits vastly improves the products and services delivered to its clients. This concept, combined with a competitive environment among Consortium membership, supported by quality oversight by SOSSEC, Inc., ensures low-risk, lowest-cost, and the best-of-breed delivery of prototype solutions to our clients. Most traditional companies do not provide the breadth of capabilities that we do.
IWRP’s mission is to advance Naval and Marine Corps information warfare capabilities through a consortium that supports research, development and prototyping. While also advancing Naval and Marine Corps information warfare capabilities through a consortium that supports research, development and prototyping and enabling rapid research, access to innovative commercial solutions for defense requirements, and innovations from industry, academia and non-traditionals.
SpEC builds partnerships between commercial industry, the civil space sector, and others to leverage increased flexibility and agility, reduce cost, improve technology and capability insertion, and decrease cycles in the development and deployment of next generation space technologies. SpEC collaboration and prototype development reduces risk and increases constellation refresh rates to improve the availability of new technology on-orbit, and improve system responsiveness and survivability. The goals emphasize more frequent, regularly scheduled launches and spacecraft designed to fit on standardized launchers with standardized interfaces for faster, more predictable access to space.