APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP

Apply for DIBC membership online by following the link below.

DIBC DOCUMENTS

You can find the DIBC Consortium Management Agreement below.

QUESTIONS?

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Please contact [email protected] for application assistance.

Member Benefits

ACCESS

ACCESS

Membership provides a simplified and streamlined access to government funding.

COLLABORATION

COLLABORATION

Partnering & teaming opportunities on groundbreaking research and prototype efforts.

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

Members have an active voice in the technology development strategy and execution process.

GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE

Step-by-step expertise and insights throughout each step of the government contracting process.

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

Frequent educational and networking events with government, industry and academia members.

QUESTIONS WE OFTEN GET PRIOR TO JOINING

Any company, university, or research organization with expertise in the technology sectors specifically related to the DIBC mission.

An application with all necessary documentation and certificates can be processed in as little as 1-2 business days. However, it can take up to several weeks if an applicant needs to obtain a DD2345 or update any expired certificates (SAM.gov, DD2345, Unique Entity Identifier, CAGE). If you have questions regarding these documents, please contact the DIBC at [email protected].

It is best to apply early to allow enough time for the application processes. Postponing membership until a Solicitation is active may result in unforeseen delays and the inability to submit a proposal. DIBC keeps membership dues to an amount that should not prohibit an organization from joining whenever they are ready.

Membership in DIBC is limited to US companies or US-based affiliates of foreign companies. Foreign companies cannot gain membership due to the Consortium’s requirement that members obtain a DD2345 (Military Critical Technical Data Agreement).

  • Signed copy of the Consortium Membership Agreement
  • DSS-approved mitigation plan OR signed Export Compliance Acknowledgment Form for those operating under FOCI.
  • A Unique Entity Identifier
  • An active SAM.gov account
  • An active DD2345 (Military Critical Technical Data Agreement)

See below for questions regarding required documentation:

How do I get a Unique Entity Identifier?

Please click the below image to learn how to obtain your UEI.

How do I get a SAM.Gov account?

First, you will need to create an Individual Account if you do not have one. Once you have an account you can register your entity. Please visit https://sam.gov/content/home and create your user account and then you can register your organization.

How do I get a DD2345 (Military Critical Technical Data Agreement)?

Click on the video image below to view ATI’s training on How to Obtain a DD Form 2345 Certification:

DD2345 Video Training Link

In order to obtain a certification, contractors must submit a DD2345 Form to the United States (U.S.)/Canada Joint Certification Office, along with supporting company documentation. Please visit the DLA website (https://www.dla.mil/HQ/LogisticsOperations/Services/JCP/) for more information regarding the DD2345 process, including the form itself as well as instructions and FAQs. According to the JCP’s website, the processing time for DD2345 Form applications fluctuates depending on the delivery method to their office and the volume of applications received. If there are problems with the application, e.g. incomplete or incorrect information, delays will occur. The website includes tips for avoiding these mistakes. Recent experience indicates a range of a few days to a few weeks. Complete DD2345 Form Instructions can be found here: DD2345 Form Instructions (August 2021)

A consortium is an association of individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.

This is the Agreement that governs the rights and obligations of the DIBC Member Organizations as they relate to the organization and operation of the DIBC.

There is no cost to join DIBC for the first year! After the first year, membership dues may increase to $250.

A nontraditional defense contractor means an entity that is not currently performing and has not performed, for at least the one-year period prior to the date of this application, any contract or subcontract for the Department of Defense that is subject to full coverage under the cost accounting standards prescribed pursuant to section 1502 of title 41 and the regulations implementing such section.

“Other Transactions Agreement (OTA)” is the term commonly used to refer to the 10 USC 4022 authority to enter into transactions other than contracts, grants or cooperative agreements. The Department of Defense (DoD) currently has temporary authority to award relevant to weapons or weapons systems proposed to be acquired or developed by the DoD. OTA’s for prototype initiatives are acquisition instruments that generally, are not subject to the federal laws and regulations governing procurement (FAR-based) contracts. As such, they are not required to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), its supplements (i.e. DFARS) or laws that are limited in applicability to procurement contracts.

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