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 CWMD Consortium mission.
How Long Does the Process Take?
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, DUNS, CAGE). ). See Membership Requirements for a listing all required certificates and instructions for obtaining them. If you have questions regarding these documents, please contact us at CWMD@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 unforseen delays and the inability to submit a proposal. The CWMD Consortium keeps membership dues to an amount that should not prohibit an organization from joining whenever they are ready.
Can an International Company Participate?
Membership in CWMD Consortium is limited to US companies or US-based affiliates of foreign companies. Foreign companies cannot gain membership due to CWMD Consortium’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 CWMD Consortium member awarded the project is responsible for flowing the applicable requirements down to the foreign company.
How Do I Complete the DD2345 Form?
Complete DD2345 Form Instructions can be found here: DD Form 2345 Instructions (08 May 2018)
APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP
Open the Membership Application. Review, complete and sign the document.MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
SIGN THE CMA
Download the Consortium Membership Agreement. Review the document and sign page 6.CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT
CONFIRM AND SUBMIT
Confirm necessary documentation for submission: Completed and signed Membership Application, Signed page 6 of the CMA, Copy of current DD2345 certification, DSS-approved mitigation plan OR signed Export Compliance Acknowledgement Form for those operating under FOCI. Email Membership Application, page 6 of the CMA and DD2345 form to: CWMD@ati.orgDD2345 Form