Nrel uses a Strategic Partnership Project (PPS) agreement when a partner uses technical services for the completion of a project, but does not intend to conduct joint research. The partner provides the necessary resources to the ESA and fully covers the costs of the work to be carried out. Here you will find a summary of our Technology Partnership Agreements for fiscal year 2020. A Technical Services Agreement (TSA) is suitable for projects valued at $500,000 or more, with a maximum duration of three years and is fully funded by the proponent for services that are not expected to result in inventions. An ASD cannot be used for agreements with federal authorities. It has been approved in advance by the DOE, which means that the conditions cannot be changed. Each of the parties that sign a local implementation agreement will only work in the area indicated in the corresponding local implementation agreement and is solely responsible for claims arising from its own performance. . . .