Doing Business With the Carderock Division
The mission of the Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCCD),
as defined by Congress, enables the Carderock Division to work with the U.S.
maritime industry, academia, state and local governments and private industry.
Two principal options are available for establishing an alliance with the Carderock
Division. Work may be done via a Cooperative
Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) or a Work
For Private Party Agreement. These agreements allow industry and academia
to respond effectively to DoD and other Government acquisition programs and
participate in dual-use and commercial activities of the Division.
The Carderock Division has diversified and unique research, testing, modeling
and simulation capabilities, and computer software that both industry and academia
have long expressed an interest in and have often used in their work. Establishing
an alliance with the Carderock Division through these agreements provides industry
and academia ready access to the Carderock Division's facilities and capabilities.
The cost of entering into an agreement with the Carderock Division is negotiated
before commitment to an agreement. An agreement may be fixed price and scheduled
to meet individual needs.
Work For Private Party Agreement
In a Work For Private Party Agreement the prospective partner submits a work
description and requests a proposal from the Carderock Division. A series
of technical discussions usually precede an RFP to obtain an understanding
of the technical scope, specific requirements, time schedule, role of each
partner in the work agreement, and the capability of the Division to deliver
Details of these agreements can be found at our Work
for Private Parties page.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
A Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) is a legal agreement,
a contract, with a private sector partner or another Government agency
to cooperatively conduct research and development in a given technical
area and share in the technical results. CRADAs can save both industry
and the Government laboratory costs and valuable time to achieve mutually
desirable results. CRADAs can be initiated as the result of common technical
interests which may come to light as the result of a variety of processes,
- Exhibits at conferences or trade shows
- Technical paper presentation at conferences
- Professional friendships between researchers
- Expansion of technology under currently licensed patents
- Navy Technology Transfer Home Page On Internet
- Technology briefings to industry
Under a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement the commercial
partner can provide facilities, equipment, personnel, and funding to the
CRADA. The Government partner can provide the same things EXCEPT for funding.
The Technology Transfer office prepares all CRADAs with the input of
both the company and government principal investigator. To develop a CRADA,
- Detailed Company Information
- An Executive Summary
- Statement of Work (SOW)
- Funding Information
Examples of these items are available from the Technology Transfer Office.
Congress enacted Public Law 101-510 (5 November 1990), Title 10 U.S.C.
Section 2194, Education Partnerships, for the purpose of encouraging and
enhancing study in scientific disciplines in all levels of education.
NAVSEA Carderock currently has EPAs with:
- Florida Atlantic University
- Old Dominion University
An EPA provides a formal vehicle for information exchange, access to
NAVSEA Carderock facilities and technology and opportunities for both
students and faculty to work with NAVSEA Carderock experts. It benefits
the Navy by promoting the education of future engineers and scientists
and providing a new perspective on projects by interacting with academia.
EPA activities with our partners can include:
- Student teams work on mutually beneficial design projects
- Summer employment for student interns
- Full-time employment for graduating students
- Consultation by professors
- Technical collaboration