Government Contract Types

Federal and state governments have a complex vocabulary that can seem like a different language. However, understanding the sea of acronyms and contract types is essential for all businesses looking to navigate the sea of government contracting.

In the section known at "Contract Types," Government Contractors wants to summarize and provide resources around all the different contract vehicles federal and state governments use to acquire the products and services they need.

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Contract Profile: Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Contracts Gaining Momentum

What are OTAs? Though they have been around for a while, why have they become such a benefit to the Department of Defense? Can they be applied to other government agencies and departments? And how do they impact government contractors?

These are some of the questions being asked.

Our GovCon Thought Leaders look to tackle the issue of OTAs in this month's issue.

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Articles That Reference Government Contracts

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded the Distributed Mission Operations Center – Infrastructure, Development and Engineering support contract by the U.S. Air Force. The single award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of approximately $47 million for one base year with four option years.
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded the Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command. The multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of approximately $975 million with a five year ordering period. Work under the contract will consist
There’s change afoot in government contracting that if adopted, could actually achieve the always elusive win-win scenario. Its origin? Quite literally the last place on Earth anyone would expect something like this to have roots. The business of contracting (and subcontracting) with civilian, defense and intelligence agencies of the federal government can be a tremendous
It might sound unlikely, in the difficult climate of government contracting today, but subcontractors are growing more powerful. Prime contractors should proceed with caution when engaging a sub. That’s the message Rebecca Kehoe, head of the Government Contracting and Technology practice of Watkins Meegan, delivered at the govConNet 2011 Congressional Procurement Conference in Rockville, Maryland this week. Rebecca Kehoe

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