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Guidance for Government Sponsors/Customers Utilizing the
Air Force Contract
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a Department of Defense (DoD) federally funded research operated under a cost-reimbursement, no-fee agreement. Its contracts with the U.S. Air Force contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clauses appropriate for R&D work.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Strategic Services Division (AFLCMC/AZS), at Hanscom Air Force Base administers the MIT Lincoln Laboratory contracts, which all Government sponsors/customers must utilize for R&D work performed at the Laboratory. Currently, two contracts are active:
This contract vehicle is for initiating and funding new R&D projects authorized after 28 April 2015. To initiate a new R&D project, certain documents are required by the sponsor and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. A summary list of relevant documents, grouped by sponsor/project type, is provided in the table below.
The sponsor/customer should refer to the Air Force-MIT Lincoln Laboratory User’s Guide for complete information, including flowcharts, document descriptions, processing timelines, funding instructions, changes to existing projects, frequently asked questions, and points of contact.
|Documents Required for Initiating a New R&D Project||Project Type|
|Unclassified DoD||Unclassified Non-DoD||Classified|
|1. Project Statement of Work||X||X||X|
|2. Funding Document *||X||X||X|
|3. Grey Book Technical Summary||X||X||X|
|4. Government Sponsor Technical
|5. Non-RDT&E Funds Justification Memo||X|
|6. Interagency Agreement between AFLCMC/AZS and Sponsor/Customer||X|
|7. Special Checklist||X|
* Note: Funding documents for non-DoD sponsors will include a cost recovery charge amount to meet the intent of the Economy Act (31 USC §1535 and §1536) and to support this assisted acquisition service (see Assisted Acquisition Cost Recovery Charge Letter).
|FA8721-05-C-0002 (Legacy Contract)|
This contract vehicle is used for R&D projects initiated and authorized prior to issuance of the FA8702-15-D-0001 contract, dated 28 April 2015. Previously authorized work may continue on this contract until 31 March 2018. To continue funding work on this contract, sponsors/customers must
Sponsors/customers should refer to the Air Force-MIT Lincoln Laboratory User’s Guide for specific details and instructions on how to fund projects on the legacy contract.
For unclassified communications only
AFLCMC/AZS Financial Management Fax: 781-225-2141