Will the Government “direct, sole source” projects through TReX?

Created: September 14, 2020

Generally, no, since the objective of the TReX OTA is to provide an equal, competitive environment. All Members will be able to respond to all Requests for Solutions. Periodically, the Government may direct a Project Award to a single (or group) of Consortium Member(s), but only after thorough market analysis and technical review. A follow-on contract may be awarded without the use of competitive procedures if:

1) competitive procedures were used to select the parties to participate in the prototype project; and
2) the participants in the transaction successfully completed the prototype project provided for in the transaction, and follow-on production was identified in the solicitation and any resulting OT Agreements.