Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 48 CFR 2.101 (Title 48, Federal Acquisition Regulations System; Chapter 1, Federal Acquisition Regulation; Subchapter A, General; Part 2, Definitions of Words and Terms; Subpart 2.1, Definitions), Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC's) means “activities that are sponsored under a broad charter by a Government agency (or agencies) for the purpose of performing, analyzing, integrating, supporting, and/or managing basic or applied research and/or development, and that receive 70 percent or more of their financial support from the Government; and --

(1) A long-term relationship is contemplated;

(2) Most or all of the facilities are owned or funded by the Government; and,/p>

(3) The FFRDC has access to Government and supplier data, employees, and facilities beyond that common in a normal contractual relationship.”