The process to initiate a new project—Task Order in the particular case of the CalCharge CRADA—is outlined in the flow chart below.  Once a CalCharge member company signs the CRADA Access Agreement and then defines their proposed project as Task Order Proposal, the time to execution for U.S. companies is approximately eight weeks*

*Time to execution is an estimate and is provided here for information purposes only.  Task Order processing with each CalCharge member may vary depending on the complexity of the scope of work, if protected CRADA information will be generated, and the needs of the parties.