HOW TO JOIN

Apply for Membership
You can apply for NSTIC membership online by following the link below.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Questions?
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Contact NSTIC@ati.org for application assistance.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

ACCESS
Networking opportunities with consortium members (industry and academia), Government and other strategic stakeholders, at annual membership meetings and valuable conferences and forums.
SPEED
NSTIC is an Other Transaction Agreement collaboration. OTAs are flexible contracting vehicles capable of multiple taskings with a single set of terms, resulting in award execution significantly faster than traditional Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)-based contracts.
MARKET EXPANSION
Membership creates a channel for small companies and non-traditional suppliers to identify opportunities and establish customer relationships with Government and other members.
REVENUE
Simplified and streamlined access to Government funding.
INFORMATION
Provides visibility into Government needs and priorities, enabling members to direct R&D (and IR&D) investments to meet them.

QUESTIONS WE OFTEN GET PRIOR TO JOINING

WHO SHOULD JOIN?
Any company, university, or research organization with expertise in the technology areas specifically related to the NSTIC mission.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
An application with all necessary documentation 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, DUNS, CAGE). If you have questions regarding these documents, please contact us at nstic@ati.org.

WHEN SHOULD MY COMPANY JOIN?
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.

HOW MUCH ARE ANNUAL DUES?
There are no annual dues to join NSTIC.

CAN AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY PARTICIPATE?
Membership in NSTIC is limited to US companies or US-based affiliates of foreign companies. Foreign companies cannot gain membership due to NSTIC’s requirement that members obtain a DD2345 (military critical technical data agreement). However, foreign companies can be subcontractors (team members) on projects awarded through the Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) as long as they can meet the terms and conditions of the OTA. The member awarded the project is responsible for flowing the applicable requirements down to the foreign company.

HOW DO I COMPLETE THE DD2345 FORM?
Click on the video image below to view ATI’s training on How to Obtain a DD Form 2345 Certification:
DD2345 Video Instruction Image
Complete DD2345 Form Instructions can be found here: DD Form 2345 Instructions (July 2019)

ARE THERE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES ALIGNED WITH NSTIC?
Yes, the National Armaments Consortium (NAC) has a similar mission supporting government customers across the DoD. NSTIC members are encouraged to join the NAC by completing a separate NAC Application found here: https://www.nacconsortium.org/how-to-join/.
Also, please visit https://www.ati.org/opportunities for active solicitations available to members of other ATI managed consortia.