What Are Contractor Team Arrangements?

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.


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