Question Category: Contractor Teaming FAQs

There is a cost involved for my company to participate in a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA). How do I recoup these costs under my GSA Schedule contract?

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.

Can team members still use subcontractors and if so, would the subcontractors be considered team members of the GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) if the subcontractors did not hold individual GSA Schedule contracts?

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.

In a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA), who bills the customer?

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 …

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What are the benefits of a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA)?

Satisfies the customer with a single solution; Increases competitive edge; Increases market share; Increases visibility; Focuses on core capabilities; Obtains complementary capabilities; Integrates different skills; Offers additional opportunities with customers; Builds direct relationships with customers; Maximizes use of one or more GSA Schedule solutions; Shares risks and rewards; and Increases small business participation.

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