Contracting Cone

Non-Developmental Item (NDI)/Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS)

Solutions previously developed exclusively for gov use and purchased without or with minor modifications (NDI), or minor modifications to COTS solutions (for which vendor retains property rights for COTS solutions) such as such as aircraft platforms, military weapons, military personal protective equipment, and rescue equipment.


Strategies to Explore First

While many of the contracting strategies could apply, the following are well-suited for NDI/COTS:

This is NOT an all exhaustive list. Other contract strategies on the Contracting Cone may achieve mission outcomes based upon unique program objectives and constraints.