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. The CTA document should state that each contractor is responsible for reporting their own sales as part of its schedule contract and the payment of the IFF corresponding to GSA. Each team member tracks sales across the system after the contract number to meet the IFF`s reporting requirements. Under an agreement through the Contracting Team (CTA), two or more GSA Schedule contractors work together to create a comprehensive solution and compete with an authority contract. By complementing each other`s capabilities, the team offers a comprehensive solution and meets the requirements of the command activity that it cannot win individually. Through the formation of a CTA, GSA schedule-contractors: To help small businesses connect with premium contractors, GSA publishes a subcontractor.
The list lists large companies that work for GSA, which are legally required to develop subcontracting plans and objectives with small businesses. This means that they are actively looking for small businesses they can work with. Under a CTA contract, each team member retains contractual practice and is responsible for his or her share of the work in accordance with the terms of his scheduling contract. GSA`s schedule contracts include the I-FSS-40 contracting clause, which stipulates that contractors participating in the contracting team`s contract agreements must comply with all the terms of their respective contracts. For example, an IT Large Category F (formerly Schedule 70) Schedule Contractor may collaborate with a Schedule Professional Services Contractor (PSS). However, if you enter into an agreement as a subcontractor, you can only offer the services provided in the main contractor`s GSA schedule. In the meantime, GSA Small Business` retail delivery program requires companies designated as “other than small” to submit outsourcing plans that set targets and strategies to achieve outsourcing rates. Because this has consequences if they do not meet or make “good faith efforts” to achieve these goals, many large companies must constantly outsource some of their activities.
The command activity should evaluate the team agreement: Two of the most common methods for creating a successful partnership are the Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA) and a Prime/Subcontractor Agreement. However, these two methods can be very confusing, as GSA contractors attempt to distinguish between the two.