Advanced Technology Support Program (ATSP)

The Advanced Technology Support Program is an IDIQ contracting vehicle providing streamlined contracting access for all federal and state organizations of the U.S. to contract with the Northrop Grumman Corporation to develop advanced technology solutions.

Advanced Technology Support Program

ATSP is a government-wide contracting vehicle

  • Administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense through the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
  • Managed by the Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Program Management Office (NGES PMO) in Baltimore, MD
  • Accessible to all government agencies

Quick, efficient contracting vehicle

  • Northrop Grumman precompeted and prequalified
  • Complete competitive award credit is received
  • Significantly reduces time to award

Facilitates technology and insertion into fielded systems

  • Hardware/software/system performance or functionality upgrades
  • Reliability and maintainability upgrades
  • Board- or box-level form-fit-function replacements
  • Studies, analysis, and capabilities development

Access to all Northrop Grumman sectors

Issuing a contract requires:

  • Contractual Engineering Task (CET) similar to a Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Transfer funding typically using Military Interdepartmental Procurement Request (MIPR) or reimbursement agreement

Overview of ATSP

The Advanced Technology Support Program (ATSP) is a government-wide indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracting vehicle available to the Department of Defense; federal agencies including NASA, FAA and DOT; state agencies; and dual-use customers from commercial sectors. The objective is to quickly access advanced technology solutions from competitively selected contractors, having proven advanced technology capability.

  • Administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)
  • Precompeted contract allows the customer to select Northrop Grumman to bid on and receive an ATSP delivery order, thus minimizing acquisition time and costs
  • Single point of contact at Northrop Grumman and DMEA
  • Prenegotiated rates and terms and conditions allow for rapid proposal and negotiation turnaround
  • Advanced technology insertions for hardware and software

Scope and Benefits of ATSP

ATSP is a streamlined contracting approach, usually 6-10 weeks, with broad scope:

  • Advanced technology development
  • Form, Fit, Function updates
  • Reliability/maintainability enhancements
  • Parts obsolescence and DMS solutions
  • Life Cycle Cost reductions
  • Software
  • Studies and Analysis
  • Risk Reduction
  • Integration and test
  • Limited production
  • Training

Benefits of ATSP include:

  • Available throughout the entire Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Minimal DMEA charge
  • Reduces Bid and Proposal costs
  • CPFF, FFP and T+M all available under one umbrella contract
  • Complete Competitive Award Credit is provided
  • Eliminates CBD, RFI, Bidders Briefings, RFP cycles
  • Substantial reduction in procurement costs
  • Place funds on contract very quickly
  • No production exclusion clauses
  • Multiphased tasking approach reduces risk

Placing Your Task on Contract

You, your agency and the ATSP PMO

  • Contact the Northrop Grumman ATSP PMO and/or the DMEA points of contact.
  • Define the task and requirements.
  • Develop program strategy.
  • Provide funding (MIPR or other appropriate document).
  • Review proposal and provide technical evaluation.
  • Manage task on a daily basis.

DMEA role

  • Coordinates with you and Northrop Grumman
  • Finalizes Contractual Engineering Task
  • Assists in developing necessary strategy
  • Prepares procurement package
  • Issues RFP
  • Coordinates proposal technical evaluation
  • Negotiates and issues the Delivery Order
  • Provides technical oversight during task performance
  • Task management, as requested. The Customer always has technical oversight.

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