My question to everyone: What is the overall benefit to us utilizing the production OT authority vs issuing a sole source FAR based contract? We are very new to this process and any insight is appreciated.
Generally speaking, Other Transactions Authority contracts are considered faster, more flexible, and more collaborative than FAR-based contracts. If OTA authority is available to use for a government requirement, many agencies prefer to use it. DFARS PGI 206.001-70 provides links to authoritative information and insights to explain the benefits. The DoD Other Transactions Guide at that link provides valuable information for making and justifying the decision.