Cost contract, a purchase transaction that is awarded by a beneficiary or subcommittee at each stage as part of the grant or co-operative agreement of a DoD component, and which provides that the contractor is paid on the basis of eligible actual costs (plus all fees or benefits that the contract provides). The cooperation agreement is a legal instrument that complies with 31 United States. C 6305 is used to establish the same type of relationship as a grant (see the definition of “subsidy” in this subsection), with the exception of the significant participation between DoD and the recipient in the exercise of the activity under the cooperation agreement. The term does not include “research and development cooperation agreements” within the meaning of 15 United States. C 3710a. 1. The transaction is a subcontractor if a beneficiary or sub-recipient enters into it with another entity at the lowest level, in order to transfer – for the achievement of this lower level – part of the material program for which the DoD grant or cooperation agreement provided financial support to the recipient. Since the federal subsidy and co-operative contracts act does not apply to the recipient or sub-recipient, it may subcontract that party with an instrument that it considers to be a contract. Advanced research involves advanced technological development that creates new technologies or demonstrates the ability to apply existing technologies to new products and processes in general. Advanced research is closest to pre-cure technological development in the commercial sector (i.e. early stages of research and development that commercial competitors wish to cooperate with, as work is not sufficiently linked to certain products and processes for the results of the work to be proprietary).

It does not include the development of military systems and equipment for which specific requirements have been defined. It is generally funded in Advanced Technology Development Programmes (Budget Activity 3) as part of the doD funds for research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT-E). Prior authorization is the written or electronic authorization of a Grant Or DoD agreement that gives prior consent. Where prior authorization is required for an activity or expense that would result in direct costs for a DD premium, the signing of a grant or agreement for a bonus including the activity or expenses provided for in the work or approved budget meets the requirement for prior authorization. Otherwise, a beneficiary is required to obtain such authorization after the award. 1) training for the doD components of granting grants and cooperation agreements at the main stage; and applied research involves efforts to identify and exploit the potential for scientific discoveries or technological improvements such as new materials, devices, methods and processes. It is generally funded in applied research programs (Budget Activity 2) for research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT-E). Applied research often follows basic research, but may not be totally distinguished from the basic research associated with it. The term does not cover efforts whose primary objective is the development, development or control of certain products, systems or processes to be considered for sale or acquisition, efforts that are below the definition of “development.” A small premium means a doD subsidy or co-operative agreement or a subcontracting of a total value over the duration of the premium, which does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.

Assistance means the transfer of something of value to a beneficiary to fulfill a public purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a U.S. law (see 31 STATES.C.