Sellers & Associates LLC is a member of the C5 Consortium. The C5 Consortium is a group composed of companies and institutions that are leading the way in innovation in the C4ISR and Cyber technology sectors. C5 utilizes OTA’s (Other Transactional Agreements) as a more efficient acquisition mechanism to best allow for the development of new technologies to meet the customers needs. In regards to the origins of C5 itself, it was the product of the Office of the Secretary of Defense requesting the Army to establish a new OTA to address C4ISR and cyber technology requirements.
C5 was awarded an initial three year OTA with the Army in July of 2014, followed by a 10 year, no ceiling OTA in April of 2017. Sellers & Associates LLC is proud to be a member of this consortium, and will utilize the access it presents in order to bring about innovative and efficient solutions to all of our customers in the C4ISR and cyber realms. Some of the specific technological focus areas within C5 can be found listed to the right:
Sellers & Associates LLC is a member of the CEED Consortium, that includes many leading companies and institutions in the Energy, Environmental, and Demilitarization technological sectors. CEED utilizes OTA’s (Other Transactional Agreements) to give easier access to innovative and efficient solutions to our clients that would otherwise be unavailable. This acquisition mechanism allows Sellers & Associates LLC to be able to meet the customers’ demands and requirements more effectively and increase customer satisfaction.
CEED was awarded an initial three year OTA with the Department of the Army in January of 2013, that was followed by a 10 year, no ceiling follow on OTA by the Army in April of 2017. This is in addition to a 10 year, no ceiling OTA with the Department of Interior in September of 2010. By being a member of this consortium, Sellers & Associates LLC will be able to reach our customers within the three focus domains easier in order to give them effective solutions. CEED covers a wide variety of technologies across its three domains, which are listed to the right:
Sellers & Associates LLC is a member of the IWRP Consortium. The focus of the IWRP is to provide solutions for prototype opportunities specifically to the SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND. Specifically, the consortium allows for more innovative solutions from non-traditional government contractors to be brought forward and implemented by organizations such as NAVSEA. This allows for our customers to have access to a much broader range of solutions in terms of Research & Development, and to tap into solutions that would not normally be accessible to them. This additional level of access broadens the horizons of possibility for our customers and opens the door to innovation that will increase efficiency and increase productivity.
The reason for which the IWRP allows these more innovative solutions is due to its use of OTA’s (Other Transactional Agreements.) This consortium, and others like it utilize Other Transactional Agreements for Prototype Projects OTAs which are coming into popularity as they are a flexible acquisition tool that creates opportunities to spur innovation among defense contractors, attract companies with leading-edge technologies, and adapt business practices to explore innovative technology rapidly.
Unlike traditional defense contracts OTA’s generally are not subject to the Federal laws and regulations governing procurement contracts. As such, they are not required to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), its supplements, or most laws that apply to procurement contracts. When used appropriately, OTA’s are a vital tool that will help the Government to lower barriers to attract non-traditional defense contractors and increase access to commercial solutions for defense requirements. Sellers & Associates LLC will utilize this new tool to the full extent possible with all our clients, in order to bring better solutions.
Sellers & Associates LLC is a member of the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) Consortium. This consortium allows for innovative technology from the non-traditional defense marketplace and from the commercial market to be prospected and potentially developed into effective solutions to help fill the needs of the US Department of Defense and the Warfighter. By being a part of this consortium, Sellers & Associates LLC has access to technological innovations that would otherwise not have a clear path of being applied to our customers’ needs. Through the consortium, Sellers & Associates LLC will have an accelerated and simplified method to identify, develop, and transition technologies needed to the Warfighter and Department of Defense.
NSTXL utilizes a three step approach to providing solutions for customers. The first is to identify the needs of the customer, and then to in turn prospect for solutions and vet out which ones are actually viable. This then leads to step two in which once the correct technology is found, it is mentored and developed so that it may be commercialized to the government in the proper way necessary to meet the needs. The last step helps government customers conduct rapid prototyping, demonstration and testing of new technologies, providing a platform that may refine current technologies for government use.
Sellers & Associates LLC will utilize membership of the NSTXL Consortium to give our government clients access to technological solutions in a timely manner, with the ability being present to go from concept to contract in as little as 60 days through the consortium. This will enable us to be able to advance the capabilities of the Armed Forces and of the individual Warfighter.