A team agreement is an agreement between companies to pool resources to obtain and execute a government mandate. They generally exist between a company competing with a high-level contract and a potential subcontractor or joint venture. Team agreements generally focus on the tasks of preparing the proposal, the distribution of work after allocation, the exclusivity of the team agreement and the conditions of subcontracting in case of subcontracting. A subcontract is a legally binding agreement that defines the work to be done, the pricing, the delivery requirements, the expiry clauses and the procedures for resolving subcontracting disputes. Wiley Government Contracts Lawyers regularly advise clients on issues related to the formation of team agreements, joint venture sub-contracts, strategic alliances and associated contracting relationships. Our lawyers analyze and design agreements between and between government contractors, focusing on key issues such as due diligence, proprietary information protection, intellectual property rights, financing and payment, cartel and abuse implications, dispute resolution and ownership issues for small businesses. 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. The following terms and definitions apply to the implementation of GSA team schedules: NOTE: FAR 9.6, Contractor Team Arrangements, does not apply to GSA Schedules Teaming.
As part of GSA Schedules, teaming allows contractors to use their individual GSA calendars to develop a solution for the government. 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. There are two types of equipment agreements: (1) agreements that require the award of a subcontract when a main contract is entered into, and (2) agreements to try to negotiate a subcontract when a main contract is entered into. Unlike the main contractors, the subcontractors do not work directly with the government, but for other contractors. Some government contracts require large companies to contract with a small business. This creates more opportunities for small businesses to participate in the federal allocation. When a potential subcontractor has bargaining leverage, it should insist on a team agreement that imposes a subcontract when the team leader receives the main contract. The main provisions to be taken into account are: prohibitions on staff robberies; The obligation for the principal contractor to exercise the option of a subcontractor when the government exercises the principal contractor option; Limit the right of the principal contractors to terminate, for convenience, the work terminated by the government of the main contract; The need to replace other work when the work of subcontractors is removed from the program; Protecting property rights and `Prime sponsorship of subcontracting applications against the government.