GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contractor Teaming Arrangements Contractor Teaming Arrangements - How to Use Them . June 2009. Session Objectives. Understand what a Contract Team Arrangement (CTA) is; Understand the difference between a CTA and a Prime/Sub Relationship;
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GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contractor Teaming Arrangements Contractor Teaming Arrangements- How to Use Them
“Subcontract” means any agreement entered into by a Government prime contractor or subcontractor calling for supplies and/or services required by performance of the contract, contract modification, or subcontract.
A Contract Team Arrangement (CTA) is an arrangement between 2 or more GSA Schedule contractors to work together to meet agency requirements.
NOTE: Proposed for inclusion under re-write of GSAR Part 538.
Proposed new title “Contractor Partner Agreements”.
Each member has a MAS Schedule Contract
Specific duties assigned to each team member
Privity of Contract with all team members
Pricing is based on each team members’ contract
Socio-economic credit based on ALL members
Prime/Sub in MAS context only
Only prime has Government contract
Prime can delegate duties but NOT contract responsibility
Privity of Contract only with prime
Pricing based on prime’s contract only
Socio-economic credit based on prime’s status only
All items are on prime’s MAS contractCTA vs. Prime/Sub Relationships
FAR 51.101 -
If it is in the Government’s interest, and if supplies or services required in the performance of a Government contract are available from Government supply sources, contracting officers may authorize contractors to use these sources.
NO!!! needed for CTAs?
Reduce open market exposure
Caps on open market found in RFQ
Increase GSA sales
Single solution for a requirement
Privity of Contract with team members
Builds relations with ordering activities
Allows expanded opportunities for small businesses
Reduces the amount of line items contractor must maintain on their contract
Examples: Determining Best Practices needed for CTAs?Apples & Oranges
Examples: Determining Best Practices needed for CTAs?Scope this one out
A Veterans Affairs RFQ provides the right answer
Contractor may propose appropriate labor categories from their other GSA FSS contracts or contractors may team with another GSA Schedule holder to offer a blended solution. When proposing multiple schedules, please identify and group labor categories by their respective schedule contracts.
Examples: Determining Best Practices needed for CTAs?Who’s in charge