Definition - Sandia can conduct work for non-federal entites such as state and local governments and academia, as well as private industry, on a reimbursable basis. The work cannot compete with capabilities in the private sector.
Benefits - Sandians use unique resources to validate or improve sponsor's technologies.
Preparation for Agreement - The agreement requires a written statement of work, supplemental documentation, such as ES&H and NEPA documentation, and DOE approval. Each project has to demonstrate its benefit to DOE or its relation to Sandia's mission. The preparation time is usually two to three months.
Funding - The sponsor provides all the funding. The costs are based on Sandia's full cost recovery for the statement of work and must be paid before work commences if the total is less than $25K or the project duration is less than three months. If the totals exceed $25K and three month's duration, billing terms can be arranged.