No. However, to prevent misunderstandings between team members, CTAs should identify each team member’s responsibilities.
Question Category: Contractor Teaming FAQs
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 …
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 …
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? Read More »
Since each contractor in a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) has a GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract, each team member is held accountable under the terms and conditions of its contract for any problems such as those described.
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.
No. A contractor may only charge the rates/prices that have been awarded under the company’s GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract. The same holds true for other team members.
Points of contact should be spelled out in the CTA.
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.
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 …