What is the purpose of an OTA?

Created: September 14, 2020

The Other Transaction Authority (OTA) was created to give Department of Defense (DoD) the flexibility necessary to adopt and incorporate business practices that reflect commercial industry standards and best practices into its award instruments. When leveraged appropriately, OTs provide the Government with access to state-of-the-art technology solutions from traditional and non-traditional defense contractors (NDCs), through a multitude of potential teaming arrangements tailored to the particular project and the needs of the participants.