The Teaming Agreement specifies communication in a CTA. Points of contact should be spelled out in the CTA document for the Team Lead and for each member. In a CTA, the ordering activity communicates directly with the Schedule contractors. The parties may agree that all communication with the ordering activity will be through the Team Lead.

Use of Subcontractors

Schedule team members may still use subcontractors as allowed by their GSA Schedule contracts and as may be addressed in the CTA. Those subcontractors, however, would not be considered members of the “team,” and the responsibility for the subcontractors would rest with the applicable team member who employs them.

Use of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs)

CTAs can also be the basis for a Schedule BPA utilizing the underlying Schedule contracts of the CTA members. The Schedule BPA should address the details, arrangements or administration of the CTA. For additional information, visit the FAQ at