CAES Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicles and Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) provide maximum value, flexibility, and a streamlined competitive mechanism to get on contract quickly.
The United States Government has turned to IDIQ contract vehicles and Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) as the preferred method for accessing industry capabilities to meet a wide variety of needs. CAES capabilities can be accessed through the following IDIQ and OTA programs:

Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4)

ATSP4 is a government-wide multiple award contract vehicle that enables streamlined access to the defense industrial base.

Task orders under ATSP4 are awarded in 8-12 weeks, shortening the procurement cycle by months or years. The contract vehicle is administered by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) and is available for any federal agency to use.

ATSP4 gives the United States government rapid access to advanced technologies necessary to keep military systems operational, elevate their sophistication level, and meet new threats. It is designed to resolve problems with obsolete, unreliable, unmaintainable, underperforming, or incapable electronics hardware through development of advanced technology insertions and applications.


  • Pre-competed contract vehicle: no need to establish a brand new contract
  • Streamlined acquisition process eliminates the need for lengthy proposals or negotiations
  • Ability to rapidly commit funds
  • Low contract management overhead



Agency Specific IDIQs


CAES is a prime contractor on the SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) contract vehicle to provide engineering and program management support services to the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

Managed by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), SeaPort-NxG is the follow-on to the Seaport-e Multiple-Award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for soliciting supplier services. It has a five-year base and five-year option ordering period, with a potential value of $5 billion per year or $50 billion over the 10-year contract life span for all Seaport-NxG awardees. CAES also seeks task order awards from a variety of Navy agencies.




Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs)


Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) have become a key element of the
U.S. Government’s approach to technology acquisition, and OTA Consortia are becoming central players in the technology marketplace.

CAES is an active member in ten OTA Consortia, giving the Government streamlined access to our advanced technologies. Our Missile Systems, Integrated Defense Systems, and Signal Products divisions participate as traditional defense contractors. The list below denotes the consortiums to which CAES is a member:

  • Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC)
  • Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5)
  • Cornerstone Consortium (CC)
  • National Armaments Consortium (NAC)
  • National Spectrum Consortium (NSC)
  • Naval Surface Technology and Innovation Consortium (NSTIC)
  • Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS)
  • Sensors, Communications and Electronics Consortium (SCE)
  • Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC)
  • Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX)

Contact us today to inquire about partnering with CAES to offer innovative solutions through these consortia.