How can an ordering agency ensure that the responses it receives to its Request For Quotation (RFQ) are, in fact, Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs) and not simply Prime Contractor/Subcontractor Arrangements?

GSA strongly recommends that an ordering agency’s RFQ indicates that all CTAs must be specifically identified as such. Do not be confused, for example, by a “Team ABC” response; the response should clearly identify that the GSA Schedule contractors are proposing a “Contractor Team Arrangement.” The CTA should designate all team members, their corresponding GSA Schedule contract numbers, and describe the tasks to be performed by each team member, along with the associated proposed prices (e.g., unit prices, labor categories and rates). If applicable, the team leader should also be identified. The ordering agency should then be able to verify that any proposed prices do not exceed the prices awarded under each team member’s GSA Schedule contract and avoid any misunderstandings regarding each team member’s responsibilities and prices.