Other Transaction Authority Basics (OTA) (ACQI3010)

Other Transaction Authority Basics (OTA)

Other Transaction Authority Basics (OTA)


This one-day course is designed to give you an introduction to Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) used by the federal government (Defense and Civilian agencies) to attract new sources to address research and development goals and objectives. After a brief review of the history and scope of OTA use, we’ll focus on their growing significance in current federal spending. Key roles and responsibilities will be examined as well as OTA program management models used today. Program execution will touch upon OTA planning, solicitation, evaluation, and selection. We will use a sample OTA to examine key features and clauses, then conclude with a review of common OTA myths and lessons learned.

Who Should Attend:
All acquisition personnel including Contracting Officers, Contract Specialists, program and project managers and staff, and employees engaged in financial management and auditing.


$ 749.00


8.0 CPE's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the purpose and types of Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs)
  • Distinguish OTAs from procurement contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements
  • Understand the unique aspects of OTAs and common statutes / requirements that do NOT apply
  • Describe two OTA program management models
  • Identify key features and clauses that distinguish OTAs from other award types
  • Identify common OTA myths and lessons learned

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Other Transaction Authority Basics (ACQI3010)

  • Overview
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • OTA Program Management Models
  • OTA Execution- Planning through Selection
  • Key OTA Factors
  • Common Myths and Lessons Learned

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