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Other Transaction Authority (OTA) is the term commonly used to refer to the (10 U.S.C. 2371b) authority of the Department of Defense (DoD) to carry out certain prototype, research and production projects. 

As the US Air Force states:  Other Transactions (OTs) are legally binding instruments that may be used to engage industry and academia for a broad range of research and prototyping activities. OTs are typically defined by what they are not: they are not standard procurement contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements. As such, they are generally not subject to the federal laws and regulations that apply to government procurement contracts (e.g., FAR/DFARS).
Deltek reports over the past five years FY13-FY18, the US Army and TSA were the top agencies with OTA-related obligations.  DARPA and Air Force were 3rd and 4th. 

In the 2015 NDAA, congress allowed for the expansion of OTA beyond just weapons systems to more any prototype project or improvement of platforms, systems, components or materials in use by the armed forces.   

In the 2019 NDAA, some changes were made related to follow-on production of OTA programs.   

This 1 day class will discuss the history, the use of and the advantages/limitations and constraints of OTAs for both the agencies and contractors.
Dates and Locations
May 9, 2019
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
$1000
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September 18, 2019
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
$1000
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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

8 AM - Background on Other Transactions

·       Defined and History8 AM - Background on Other Transactions

·       Defined and History

·       Types and Uses

·       Purpose and Benefits

·       Statutory Basis

·       Key Elements of an OT

·       GAO Report 16-209

Contracting Procedures

·       Pre-Award Considerations

·       Acquisition Plan

·       Market Research

·       The Solicitation

·       Proposal Evaluation

BREAK

Protests

Issues to Address in the OTA

·       Financial Information

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

·       Intellectual Property

·       Foreign Access to Technology

BREAK

·       Recent Developments

·       Samples

·       Questions

·       Types and Uses

·       Purpose and Benefits

·       Statutory Basis

·       Key Elements of an OT

·       GAO Report 16-209

Contracting Procedures

·       Pre-Award Considerations

·       Acquisition Plan

·       Market Research

·       The Solicitation

·       Proposal Evaluation

BREAK

Protests

Issues to Address in the OTA

·       Financial Information

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

·       Intellectual Property

·       Foreign Access to Technology

BREAK

·       Recent Developments

·       Samples

·       Questions

Johana "Jody" Reed
Johana "Jody" Reed is Counsel at McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC
  • Ms. Reed’s practice focuses on advising domestic and international clients on all aspects of government contracting law, including prime contracts, subcontracts and other related agreements, drafting requests for equitable adjustments and claims; drafting Contractor Performance Assessment Report System responses; reviewing, drafting, evaluating and revising ethics compliance programs; evaluation and submission of Mandatory Disclosures; Cost Accounting Standards and accounting systems/cost principles; contract and solicitation review and risk assessment; protection of intellectual property rights related to government contracts; Organizational Conflicts of Interests issues and mitigation plans; Freedom of Information Act requests and defenses; export controls compliance and training programs; and cyber security issues. She is experienced and skilled in negotiating both international and domestic contracts including subcontracts, teaming agreements, intellectual property licenses, agent agreements, and proprietary information agreements for numerous million- and billion-dollar programs. She has represented clients of all sizes in bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims.

    Ms. Reed lectures for Federal Publications Seminars on Data Rights in Government Contracts, Cooperative Agreements, CRADAs, Other Transaction Agreements, the FAR, DFARS, Cyber Security and Government Cloud Computing initiatives.

    Ms. Reed is a “second-career” lawyer who brings together over twenty years of experience as an attorney with over 15 years of experience as a Business Finance Manager at a major defense contractor and as a Contracts Manager at several defense contractors. She also worked under a contract with the FAA to provide contracts management support.
    Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1997
    Juris Doctor
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92122
8585521234
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
There is a room block for this location. Rate is $205/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.233.1234 and reference the Federal Publications room block or click here. Reservations must be made by April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability.

As an additional benefit, we are offering a $10 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during La Jolla Government Contracts Week, May 6-10, 2019.

RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM
Please note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. This rate will not be published until the 2019 rates are available. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858-552-1234 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate or click here. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $205/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.233.1234 and reference the Federal Publications room block or click here. Reservations must be made by April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability.

As an additional benefit, we are offering a $10 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

Please note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. This rate will not be published until the 2019 rates are available. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858-552-1234 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate or click here. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during La Jolla Government Contracts Week, May 6-10, 2019.


The Flamingo Hotel
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
7027333111
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for this location for 2019 Las Vegas Government Contracts Week attendees. The rate is $94.00 + daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night. To make a reservation, click here. You can also call the reservations line at 888.373.9855 and reference ‘FPS Contracting Week 2019’. PLEASE NOTE there is a $15 + tax processing fee per reservation booked via phone reservations. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 15, 2019 and are subject to availability.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location for 2019 Las Vegas Government Contracts Week attendees. The rate is $94.00 + daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night. To make a reservation, click here. You can also call the reservations line at 888.373.9855 and reference ‘FPS Contracting Week 2019’. PLEASE NOTE there is a $15 + tax processing fee per reservation booked via phone reservations. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 15, 2019 and are subject to availability.

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