The CTA team agreement should determine the role and responsibility of each team member in the work done at the contract level. These roles and responsibilities are defined by the team, not the government. When you enter into a Prime/Subcontractor contract, the principal contractor rejects the work that must be performed by the subcontractor. There may also be additional requirements as to the amount of work each partner can do in a Prime/Subcontractor relationship, especially when an opportunity is awarded as part of a certain small business land freeze. According to Schedule CTAs, contractors complement each other and allow teams to compete for contracts for which they might not otherwise qualify. GSA encourages the use of CTAs to meet the buyer`s requirements. Buyers are responsible for achieving and setting their specific goals for small businesses, including a specific report to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). Under the CTA, each contractor has a contract with the buying activity. When a GSA calendar contract is entered into with a CTA, the contract performance of small businesses is based on the dollar amount of work done by small contractors under the contract. FPDS currently only accepts information about a contract contractor. The buyer must determine which CTA member recognizes that the turnover is overweight in a market and disclose the contractor`s information to FPDS.
Whether responding to a distributed bid request to plan holders or other types of applications, there are many instances where MBEs find that they have the prior skills, technical skills or performance documents to make a credible offer as a proposed primary contractor. GSA encourages the creation of contract teams, particularly among small businesses, to offer “comprehensive” solutions to government purchasers. As part of an agreement reached by the contracting team, two or more contractors in the GSA plan cooperate by complementing each other. This provision allows team members to compete for futures contracts for which they may not qualify independently. A team agreement increases a calendar holder`s competitive advantage by allowing them to pool their skills with those of other team members and draw the contract manager`s attention to their combined core competencies.