Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may use "Contractor Team Arrangements" (see FAR 9.6) to provide solutions when responding to a customer agency requirements.
These Team Arrangements can be included under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). BPAs are permitted under all Federal Supply Schedule contracts.
Orders under a Team Arrangement are subject to terms and conditions or the Federal Supply Schedule Contract.
Participation in a Team Arrangement is limited to Federal Supply Schedule Contractors.
Customers should refer to FAR 9.6 for specific details on Team Arrangements.
The following is a general outline:
The customer identifies their requirements.
Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may individually meet the customers needs, or
Federal Supply Schedule Contractors may individually submit a Schedules "Team Solution" to meet the customer's requirement.
Customers make a best value selection.
Small Business Participation
Commitment: To actively seek and partner with small businesses.
To identify, qualify, mentor, and develop small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses by purchasing from these businesses whenever practical.
To develop and promote company policy initiatives that demonstrate our support for awarding contracts and subcontracts to small business concerns.
To undertake significant efforts to determine the potential of small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small business to supply products and services to our company.
To ensure procurement opportunities are designed to permit the maximum possible participation of small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses.
To attend business opportunity workshops, minority business enterprise seminars, trade fairs, procurement conferences, etc., to identify and increase small businesses with whom to partner.
To publicize in our marketing publications our interest in meeting small businesses that may be interested in subcontracting opportunities.
We signify our commitment to work in partnership with small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses to promote and increase their participation in Federal Government contracts.
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