Sometimes an RFP is posted that you’d like to consider, but part of the requirements are really not in your field of expertise.
If you are currently a GSA Schedule contract holder, you may wish to consider a Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) with another Schedule contractor, to offer a combined solution to the RFP.
A Contractor Team Arrangement is not a Prime-Subcontractor relationship, since both members of the team are equal parties to the contract.
GSA Contractor Team Arrangement
|Only the Prime must have a GSA Schedule contract.||Each member of the CTA must have their own GSA contract.|
|The Prime contractor is responsible for contract performance, and cannot delegate that responsibility to subcontractors.||Team members draw up a document that clearly states the responsibilities of each member in performing the contract requirements.|
|The contract is awarded to the Prime Contractor. The Prime is responsible for the performance of their subcontractors.||Each member of the CTA has ‘privity of contract’ with the government, and each of them can interact directly with the agency.|
|The agency placing the order is invoiced in accordance with the Prime contractor’s GSA Schedule contract.||The agency placing the order is invoiced at each team member’s GSA prices or rates.|
A GSA Training video outlines the CTA in more detail.