What is a Contract Vehicle?
|A government contract vehicle is a pre-established agreement or contract mechanism that enables government agencies to procure goods and services from approved vendors without going through the lengthy and complex traditional procurement process each time. These vehicles are typically multi-year agreements that outline terms and conditions, pricing structures, and other essential details.|
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Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) are contractual arrangements that possess legal enforceability and can be utilized by governmental entities to include industry and academia in a diverse array of research and prototyping endeavors. They are not classified as conventional procurement contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements. Consequently, these entities are typically exempt from the federal statutes and guidelines pertaining to government procurement contracts, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
The OASIS contracting vehicle, developed by the General Service Administration (GSA), is a recently established platform that is accessible to all Federal Government departments globally. The contract in question is a multiple award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (MAC/IDIQ) contract, which offers adaptable and creative solutions for intricate professional services throughout all stages of the lifecycle.
The ASTRO program, which is overseen by the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) of the General Services Administration (GSA), is a 10-year multiple award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Its primary objective is to deliver inventive solutions and capabilities to the Department of Defense (DoD) in several battlespace domains.
GSA Schedules refer to multiple-award, long-term Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts that offer a simplified, dependable, adaptable, and expeditious system to assist federal government clients, as well as some state and municipal governments.
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Information Analysis Center Multiple Award Contract (IAC MAC) is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that facilitates the execution of task orders from the three former IAC domains, namely Cyber-Security (CSTAT), Homeland Defense and Security (HDTAT), and Defense Systems (DSTAT). The technical scope encompasses a wide range of services, including Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) and other analytical services relating to research and development (R&D).
The Omnibus IV contract, administered by the Defense Health Agency (DHA), is a multi-award contract vehicle with a duration of 10 years and a total value of $10 billion. This contract is specifically designed to facilitate the acquisition of professional and technical solutions that support research and development projects in the field of military medicine.
The SeaPort-Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) is a contract that offers several awards for task orders, providing a range of engineering, technical, and programmatic support services. These services cover the full scope of mission areas and technical capabilities supported by the ordering activities of the Department of the Navy (DON).
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