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Question Category: Contractor Teaming FAQs

What is a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA)?

A GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) is an arrangement between two or more GSA Schedule contractors to work together to meet agency requirements. A CTA permits contractors to complement each other’s capabilities to compete for orders for which they may not independently qualify. A customer benefits from a CTA by buying a …

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How can an ordering agency ensure that the responses it receives to its Request For Quotation (RFQ) are, in fact, Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs) and not simply Prime Contractor/Subcontractor Arrangements?

GSA strongly recommends that an ordering agency’s RFQ indicates that all CTAs must be specifically identified as such. Do not be confused, for example, by a “Team ABC” response; the response should clearly identify that the GSA Schedule contractors are proposing a “Contractor Team Arrangement.” The CTA should designate all team members, their corresponding GSA …

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There is a cost involved for my company to participate in a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA). How do I recoup these costs under my GSA Schedule contract?

The CTA should spell out any costs associated with the arrangement. Each team member should consider such costs when the team develops its price quote for the total solution. The benefits of a CTA may more than compensate for a contractor’s costs by expanding the firm’s capabilities and broadening its customer base.

Can team members still use subcontractors and if so, would the subcontractors be considered team members of the GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) if the subcontractors did not hold individual GSA Schedule contracts?

Team members may still use subcontractors as allowed by their GSA Federal Supply Schedule contracts and as may be addressed in the CTA. Subcontractors, however, would not be considered members of the “team” in this specific instance; responsibility would rest with the applicable GSA Schedule contractors.

In a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA), who bills the customer?

Invoicing and payment are areas that should be addressed in the CTA. Many times, an agency will want to receive one invoice. In such cases, the team leader may submit a single invoice for all team members, provided that the invoice indicates each team member’s GSA Schedule contract number, the applicable services/products provided, and the …

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