Government Customers


Draper is Exempt from Full and Open Competition

In accordance with 10 U.S.C 2304 (c)(3)(B), implemented through the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), full and open competition need not be provided for when authorized under FAR 6.302-3 “to establish and maintain an essential engineering, research, or development capability to be provided by an educational or other nonprofit institution.”

This exemption is reinforced by Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance issued since 1987 and validated by Under Secretary of Defense, Frank Kendall Memorandum, dated March 13, 2015.

Working with Draper is as easy as sending an email:

Email to determine whether an available contract vehicle exists to support your effort. If no contract vehicle meets the needs of your Statement of Work, we’ll guide you through other steps to access our engineering support.

The following examples represent contract vehicles established under the (c)(3) exemption:

Contract Number Contract Description Sponsor
HQ0006-09-C-0004 Missile Defense Agency R&D Army
W31P4Q-05-C-R201 Joint Technology Center/System Integration Laboratory R&D Services Army
HQ0006-03-D-0048 Missile Defense Agency R&D MDA
NNJ11HA31C Advanced GN&C and Avionics Development NASA
NNA15BB07B NASA AMES Engineering R&D Services NASA
N00030-14-G-0050 R&D Services Basic Ordering Agreement Navy
N00030-05-C-0009 Strategic Systems GFY 2005 R&D Navy
N00030-04-C-0003 Strategic Systems GFY 2004 R&D Navy
N00030-03-C-0002 Strategic Systems GFY 2003 R&D Navy
N66604-07-D-0113 NUWC R&D IDIQ Navy
N00421-02-D-3092 NAVAIR R&D IDIQ Navy
N00174-05-D-0002 Indian Head R&D IDIQ Navy