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Membership Information

Membership Information

WHY JOIN ARCNet?

Join ARCNet Today!

Membership Benefits include:

  • Funding opportunities from multiple entities through ARCNet’s Cooperative Agreement (CA) with the United States Air Force.
  • Networking Opportunities with other Autonomy, Precision Navigation and Timing (PNT) and Cyber/Physical thrust area companies, universities and non-profits.
  • Notification from SPGI of upcoming events, networking, and proposal opportunities.
  • Cooperative Agreements (CA) can be used by all program offices, services, and agencies enabling more rapid industry engagement versus traditional FAR-based acquisitions. Even though the CA is not a FAR-based acquisition, awards contain similar terms and conditions including articles for Intellectual Property, ITAR controls, and others.
  • A CA is an excellent platform for industry cooperation and teaming arrangements.
  • Agile, flexible, and responsive business practices enable urgent out-of-cycle requirements to be acted upon immediately.
  • Collaborative and transparent planning and communication between the Government, Industry, and Academia leverages and promotes investment, trust and partnering opportunities.
  • Access to a state-of-the-art commercialization methodology (Transformative Corporate Formation) for emerging small business.

Contact Information:

Ken Wall, Executive Director | Email Ken

Mark Pohl, Director of Operations | Email Mark

ELIGIBILITY

ARCNet is a membership and networking consortium. Members must meet minimum qualifications for membership set forth in the consortium bylaws. The ARCNet staff has made membership application a quick and easy process.

COST

All Members: $500

PROCESS

The ARCNet Consortium Cooperative Agreement (CA) Process

Collaborative Colliders– One of the hallmarks of this consortium is the utilization of a facilitated collaboration tool called a collaborative collider.  These collaboration sessions are designed to bring all stakeholders of future technologies into contact with each other at the same time.  The fusion of Government, academia, businesses, and the warfighter form the information basis for decision making about funding, scope of work, and feasibility.  You must be a consortium member to participate in the collaborative collider and to submit a project proposal.

Solicitation – The Government will identify those technology concepts it seeks to develop under the CA and issue a Request for Project Proposal (RPP) to ARCNet. ARCNet will then inform consortium members about the RPP for evaluation and solicit project proposals.

Industry Proposal Submission – ARCNet members will determine whether to submit proprietary proposals individually or in conjunction with other consortium members under the terms and conditions of separate teaming agreements to which ARCNet is not a party. SPGI will review the proposals for completeness and conformity with format requirements laid out in the RPP.

Technical Evaluation & Source Selection – SPGI will forward all ARCNet member proposals to the Government for its evaluation and competitive selection process. The Government will select the proposals it will fund. The Government will define specific execution details (to include a project SOW, unique or tailored terms and conditions, and terms for payment) in a Technical Direction Letter provided to SPGI.

Agreement Award – Once a proposal has been selected by the Government, SPGI will enter into a Project Agreement(s) with the winning ARCNet member.  SPGI will be responsible for administering the Project Agreement under the terms and conditions provided by the Government including milestone achievements, deliverables, and payments.   The Government Technical Manager will oversee the technical management of each project funded.

Project Annual Review – SPGI will support an annual performance review of all ARCNet projects under this CA. The review will consist of a brief status report of the performance of each project ARCNet is executing in that given year. The review will also address the aggregate performance under the CA such as percentage of projects on schedule and within budget, as well as those that have deviated from planned schedules and costs.