By SMC Public Affairs Office News Release , SMC
/ Published December 09, 2020
The Space and Missile Systems Center’s (SMC) Space Development Corps has selected NSTXL as the Consortium Manager for the next iteration of the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA). Pending a 30 day congressional notification period, SMC plans to award the agreement on Dec. 31, 2020.
Dubbed “SpEC Reloaded,” this new agreement will authorize up to $12 billion in throughput for space-related DoD prototype projects over a 10-year award period.
Since its inception in 2017, the SpEC program has seen significant success. As a result of its streamlined acquisition authorities, SpEC has reduced contract award timelines by 36% compared to traditional methods. Membership has grown at 55% year-over-year, and now includes 441 members, 355 of which are non-traditional, such as startups, small businesses, and academic institutions. To date, the SpEC program team has awarded 80 prototype efforts, valued at $856 million.
“There’s no question that SpEC has been an overwhelming success for the government programs that have utilized it to accelerate their prototyping, and for the consortium members to gain a better understanding on the USSF’s architectural direction,” says Col. Tim Sejba, program executive officer for SMC’s Space Development Corps.
This award, aimed at broadening access to non-traditional vendors, will enable SpEC to continue to grow while delivering new and innovative capabilities to the warfighter and the world, faster than before.
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