Contractor Team Arrangements

Under a Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA), two or more GSA Schedule contractors work together to meet a customer's needs. By complementing each other's capabilities, the team responds with a total solution for the customer's requirements.  View the CTA training video series on GSA's YouTube channel to get an in-depth look at CTAs.

CTA Basics and Benefits for Contractors

  • All team member companies must be on Schedule.
  • If only one business in the team is a small business, the CTA cannot qualify for small business set-asides.
  • The CTA can be between two or more contractors. Two is just the starting point. The goal is to create a complete team that meets the customer's needs.
  • This is not a subcontracting agreement, but an agreement where all contractors are considered "prime." This is different from subcontracting.
  • The team members of the CTA are responsible for creating their own agreement, timeline, and communications plan. GSA does not create the agreement; the vendors do. Review the basics of a CTA agreement to see if a CTA is right for you.
Last Reviewed 2015-12-11