NCMS, as a Consortium Administrative Organization (CAO), has expertise and experience in assisting newly formed and existing consortia with 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 the entire project.  Our financial systems are DCAA-compliant, are regularly audited, and have passed a stringent examination. The NCMS contractual system is well established but also flexible, to meet the needs of any consortium. Our CAO team has experience with several contracting vehicles including, Other Transaction Agreements (OTA), Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and IDIQs. As the Consortium Management Firm (CMF), NCMS will help your consortium successfully fulfill its mission.

Contracting with NCMS can be done on an as-needed, work-for-hire basis, or NCMS can act as your single point contracting agent. NCMS will help your consortium 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
  • Invoice 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
  • Conduct virtual workshops on various subjects such as proposal writing/cost sharing/voice of the supply chain

Program Management

  • Provide management of individual programs/projects
  • Provide budget and deliverable oversight
  • Provide facilitation of collaboration between government, industry, and academia, Including encouragement of non-traditional participation
  • Create Innovation Workshops for industry and end-user feedback

Membership Management

  • Manage membership application process
  • Provide event planning and production services

Consortium Promotion

  • Develop Branding and Logo
  • Conduct Interviews/Focus Groups
  • Create and manage website

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