The Department of Defense delineates responsibilities for testing amongst the service Operational Test Agencies using the Memorandum of Agreement on Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation (MOT&E) and Operational Suitability Terminology and Definitions dtd Feb 2017. It provides the guiding processes for delineating testing responsibilities. This document can be found here: https://www.public.navy.mil/COTF/OTD/MOA%20Multi-Service%20OTE%209May17.pdf
'Terms of Reference' are not typically discussed in the Acquisition certification classes at DAU and as such there isn't a template in our tools site. Instead the DAU curriculum focuses on Charters, MOUs, and MOAs. The 7 part template below that should provide a good starting point in your pros/cons debate culminating in a documentation choice decision. A link to the source site is included at the bottom of the page.
Project Terms of Reference Template
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