NHTSA – Auto Safety Design Manufacturing Analysis

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) ( mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce traffic-related health care and other economic costs. The agency develops, promotes and implements effective education, engineering and enforcement programs with the goal of ending vehicle crash tragedies and reducing economic costs associated with vehicle use and highway travel. In this regard, NHTSA conducts extensive research, development, testing, crash investigation, and data collection and analysis activities to provide the scientific basis needed to support the Agency’s motor vehicle and traffic safety goals.

NHTSA has invested in a multi-year research project through NCMS that could be used to establish projects in a number of strategic areas. This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle provides for an indefinite quantity of supplies or services during a fixed period of time, in this case, 5-years. The NCMS IDIQ provides an efficient method to establish important NHTSA projects in a timely and cost effective manner. NHTSA will place task orders onto the award, in which NCMS will form collaborative teams to meet the deliverables. IDIQs allow for a certain amount of contract process streamlining, as negotiations can be made only with the selected companies or companies and such contracts are exempt from protest, per Federal Acquisition Regulations Subpart 33.


Jon Riley
Senior Vice President, Technology