All contracts and subcontracts with small businesses are exempt from all CAS requirements (FAR 9903.201-1(b)(3)).
No. All prototype project requests will be publicly posted on the NSTXL and specific consortium websites. Non-members will be able to download and review the full request and requirement. However, membership in NSTXL is required to submit a response to any request. For information on NSTXL membership, click here:
Contract announcements and “Coming Soon” opportunities include technology areas that are defined and described by government clients and in alignment with technology areas listed above and on the NSTXL website. NSTXL will help to clarify matches with your technology capabilities when needed.
Cost sharing is a statutory requirement for an Other Transaction when a non-traditional contractor is not participating to a significant extent. Cost Sharing is when one-third of the total cost of the prototype project is to be provided by sources other than the Federal Government. Cost sharing can be represented ►
Doing business with the Government is new to our company. What information should we include in our proposal?
Each Request for Solutions, or RFS, is deliberately tailored for each project and all instructions regarding your proposal’s content and format are contained within that document. Remember, there is a reason for each directive or request within the RFS. Ensure you take time to review and understand all RFS instructions ►
According to statute, a nontraditional defense contractor is defined as an entity that is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period preceding the solicitation of sources by the Department of Defense for the procurement or transaction, any contract or subcontract for the Department of ►
Under an OTA, IP and Data Rights are negotiated on a project-by-project basis prior to final agreement. Consideration is given to existing IP and data. Commercial and proprietary IP and data developed prior to engagement on specific prototype efforts remain the sole property of the vendor.
How long after the down-selection has been made will the contract be finalized and work be allowed to begin on the project?
Each project timeline differs in complexity and structure based on the requirement. However, the typical timeframe from prototype project request issuance to project agreement finalization is 60-90 days.
NSTXL releases prototype project requests on demand, year-round. The requesting program offices will determine the frequency of the release of prototype project requests.
The Government requirement sponsor will identify subject matter experts appropriate to conduct a fair and reasonable evaluation and provide selection recommendations to the Agreements Officer. NSTXL does not play a part in the selection of any vendors.