Consortium Administrative Organization (CAO) Services

NCMS has expertise and experience in forming and managing complex multi-partner cross-industry collaborative R&D programs. It has an established and tested process for identifying, forming and executing projects, communicating results, and handling changes during project execution.  Our financial systems are DCAA-compliant, are regularly audited, and have passed stringent examination. The NCMS contract system is well established but also flexible, to meet the needs of your company or consortium. This collection of services, known as the Consortium Administrative Organization (CAO) allows organizations to form, launch and execute technology development and R&D plans. As the CAO, NCMS would help the Consortium successfully fulfill its mission.

Contracting with NCMS on an as-needed, work-for-hire basis, your company or consortium will speed ramp-up time, minimize costs and maximize funding available for research and development purposes.

NCMS provides a full complement of program support capabilities, including but not limited to:

Finance and Accounting

  • Maintain day-to-day operations
  • Provide Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Support
  • Provide Audit support
  • Payroll Processing

Contracts Management

  • Distribute call for white papers and/or request for proposals
  • Collect white papers
  • Provide review and analysis of cost proposal
  • Submit proposals to Government
  • Provide support to participants during the proposal submittal stage
  • Virtual workshops / year on various aspects of this process: proposal writing / cost sharing / voice of the supply chain ((based on NCMS’ successful Soldier Innovation Workshop process)

Program Management

  • Provide management of individual programs/projects
  • Provide budget and deliverable oversight
  • Electronic Collaboration

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