On July 1, 2014, C5 signed its first Other Transaction Agreement with the Department of the Army through the U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey (ACC-NJ). Located at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, ACC-NJ is the recognized leader in the Department of Defense (DoD) for OTA administration. The OTA and Acquisition Liaison Office of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), also at Picatinny, serves as C5's Government sponsor. C5 signed and now operates under the terms of a new OTA with ACC-NJ, effective April 20, 2017. The new OTA is valid for ten (10) years with an estimated overall project award volume of $2 billion.

C5 offers a uniquely rapid, cost-effective and collaborative acquisition vehicle for companies, nonprofits and academic organizations seeking to do business with the Federal Government. As an alternative to the often complex Federal Acquisition Regulation, which may discourage non-traditional and small businesses from seeking to enter the Federal marketplace, C5 provides its members and eligible Federal agencies a flexible and user-friendly partnership path, linking buyers and sellers of innovation in the C4ISR space.

Contract: C5 Consortium OTA
Contract Number: W15QKN-17-9-5555
Sponsoring Agency: ARDEC
Contract Period of Performance: April 2017 through March 2027 (including award term options)
Available Order Types: Task orders to be issued on a Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Reimbursement, Time and Materials (T&M), and Labor Hour (LH) basis.
For use by: All USG agencies
Government Website: https://c5technologies.org
  • $2B Contract Ceiling

  • Contracting Officer POC: Kimberly Blancuzzi  |  U.S. Army
    Acquisition Liaison Office: U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
    Email: kimberly.e.blancuzzi.civ@mail.mil
    Phone: (973) 724-2200

    The mission of the Consortium for Command, Control, and Communications in Cyberspace (C5) is to speed development of technologies to improve U.S. Government capabilities required to sustain U.S. military supremacy in weapon systems information technologies.

    C5 OTA Technology Areas include:

    • Offensive and Defensive Cyberspace Operations
    • Situational Understanding
    • C4ISR and Targeting
    • System of Systems Architecture
    • Tactical and Strategic Networks
    • Enterprise Systems
    • Software and Hardware Technologies
    • Systems Integration
    • Electronic Warfare
    • Positioning, Navigation and Timing
    • Information Operations
    • Intelligence Analysis, Exploitation and Dissemination
    • Mobility
    • Autonomy
    • Sensors