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    I have a SAMP for review, but I can't find any regs or policies on what should be included in one. Do you know of any documents that cover generating SAMPs? I'm wondering what level of detail is needed, such as forecasted transition to sustainment, minimum maintenance program, etc Secondly, could you also provide guides/information about writing OTAs?


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    Other Transaction Authority (OTA) guidance can be found at the following link https://aaf.dau.edu/ot-guide/ .  The website for the Guide provides the following summary:

    This guide is issued by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)), the organization responsible for promulgation of policy for Other Transactions (OTs). This guide provides advice and lessons learned on the planning, publicizing, soliciting, evaluating, negotiation, award, and administration of OTs, to include all three types of OT agreements: Research, Prototype, and Production (See Myth 1). While this document includes references to the controlling statutory and policy provisions for DoD OT authority, the document itself is not a formal policy document. Activities seeking to award OTs should consult with legal counsel for interpretation of statutory, regulatory, and formal policy requirements. If a strategy, practice, or procedure is in the best interest of the Government and is not prohibited by law or Executive Order, the Government team should assume it is permitted.

    The actual OT guide outlining the process can be found in the document, Other Transactions Guide, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Version 1.0, dated November 2018, at the following link: https://www.dau.edu/guidebooks/Shared%20Documents/Other%20Transactions%20(OT)%20Guide.pdf.

    Finally, the below link contains a link to a DAU presentation outlining the details of an OT.  http://acqnotes.com/acqnote/careerfields/other-transaction-authority-ota

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