Why is the AMTC assessment necessary?
The AMTC assessment is the primary means of raising revenue to pay for the operations of the consortium. These operations include administrative and member support activities, industry days, membership meetings, outreach, training, and process improvement initiatives. In addition to the foregoing member benefits, the assessments support member-only access to the growing data repository with enhanced data mining and member networking capability.
What requires my organization to pay an assessment?
Per Section 3.3.2 of the NAC Consortium Membership Agreement and Paragraph #4 of the VLC Application require members to pay an assessment fee.
How much is the current AMTC Assessment?
Effective October 1, 2018, the AMTC Assessment is 0.30% of all awarded funding (not ceiling).
Can the assessment be included in my cost proposal as a direct cost?
No, this assessment is not a Government requirement and is not an allowable direct cost on any Project Agreement.
Can the assessment be included in the fee line of my cost proposal?
Yes, the assessment can be included in your profit/fee as the use of an organization’s fee is its own business decision. However, there is no need to break out the proposed fee in order to show the assessment in a cost proposal.
Can the assessment be included in my indirect cost?
Yes, the assessment may be included as part of your indirect rate structure (e.g. with the G&A pool). Because of organizations’ differing regulations, disclosure practices, and policies, AMTC cannot provide advice on the specific calculations or appropriateness of this approach for individual AMTC members.
Rather than invoicing separately for the assessment, can the CAO just take the assessment from the funding prior to issuing a modification or alternatively, short pay an invoice by the assessment amount?
No, because of the mechanics of the Other Transaction Agreement, the CAO is unable to utilize these other methods. The member must pay the assessment directly to the AMTC through the CAO per the instructions on the invoice. The invoice will be sent to the AMTC member Primary POC, the AMTC member Financial POC (if provided), and the Project’s Technical and Contractual POCs. Please contact the CAO if additional POCs are required for your project.
Is the AMTC Assessment different from the AMTC Administration Costs the government pays?
Yes, the funding generated from the AMTC Assessments is used to support the administration and management of AMTC affairs, while the AMTC Administration Costs support administration of the Other Transaction Agreement. The AMTC Administration Costs are paid by the government.