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Master Government List of FFRDCs

In case you were not already aware, the National Science Foundation (NSF) maintains a Master Government List of Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDC) in accordance with Federal…

Master Government List of FFRDCs

Bill Kobren

In case you were not already aware, the National Science Foundation (NSF) maintains a Master Government List of Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDC) in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 35.017-6. Additional information and details are available in the Federal Acquisition Regulation 35.017 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

For those who may not be familiar with the term, the FAR states that “an FFRDC meets some special long-term research or development need which cannot be met as effectively by existing in-house or contractor resources. FFRDC’s enable agencies to use private sector resources to accomplish tasks that are integral to the mission and operation of the sponsoring agency.”

DAU offers training on this topic in our ACQ 0800 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers online training course, which according to the course overview, “upon completion of the course, individuals will have a better understanding of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) purpose, mission and scope of work” and “how they are used for special, long-term research and development needs that are integral to the mission of the sponsoring agency”. We also offer a quick reference overview in an ACQuipedia article entitled “Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC)”.