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FAQ

FAQ

ARE THERE MEMBERSHIP DUES?

Member organizations pay annual dues of $500.

WHAT DO MEMBERSHIP DUES AND PROJECT
AWARD ASSESSMENTS PAY FOR?

Annual dues and project award assessments pay for consortium activities, such as consortium support, meeting costs, member application processing, membership tracking and management, executing and managing the financial processes, dues, invoicing, and collection, communications, business development and strategic planning, and maintaining public and private websites.

IS BEING A NONTRADITIONAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR A REQUIREMENT TO JOIN THE CONSORTIUM?

No, membership is open to companies and universities that can make a technical contribution to the advancement of autonomy technology for the warfighter.

WHAT IS A NONTRADITIONAL COMPANY AND HOW DO I DISCERN IF MY COMPANY IS ONE?

A non-traditional company means:  “an entity is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period preceding the solicitation of sources by the Department of Defense for the procurement or transaction, any contract or subcontract for the Department of Defense that is subject to full coverage under the cost accounting standards prescribed pursuant to section 1502 of title 41.”  Non-traditional companies are often small businesses or new companies but can also be universities and nonprofits. They may have innovative technologies but lack the resources and experience to navigate government contracting. The CA model is a good way for nontraditional companies to access the federal marketplace.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION APPROVED AFTER SUBMITTAL?

An application that contains all required documentation and certificates can be processed very quickly. However, it can take a bit longer if an applicant needs to obtain a DD2345 or update any expired certificates (SAM.gov, DUNS, CAGE). See our membership application for a listing of all required membership information. If you have questions about the application process or the status of an application, please email Andrea Seitz by clicking here.