The application of these equipment agreements poses no potential risk to contractors. False association agreements can lead to violations of SBA affiliation rules – which the SBA uses to analyze the relationship between a party fighting for a dismantling contract for small businesses and its partners, to determine whether they meet the applicable size requirements for procurement. Even the mere appearance of a membership can lead a small business to spend a lot of time and money just to prove that it is covered by the requirements that the Agency plans to consider for the contract. As noted above, the FAR recognizes two types of consolidation agreements: joint ventures and team agreements. These rules can be mutually beneficial to small businesses and government, but they can also pose challenges for small businesses and their hopeful partners. Team agreements for GSA contractors offer another team opportunity. There, the Contractor Cooperation Agreement (CTA) allows contractors to use their GSA schedule to develop a solution for the government and does not create a separate legal entity, but allows Schedule contractors to meet the buyer`s requirements by combining the supplies and services of the separate employment contract of each team member in response to a buyer`s bid requirement. The government regularly presents contracts exclusively for small businesses to provide opportunities to compete with small businesses; in these cases, large companies are excluded from the tendering process. However, small businesses, because of their size and resources, are sometimes unable to compete alone for the contract. This potential problem is that team agreements come into play for small businesses trying to increase their participation in public procurement. The rules of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and FAR offer small entrepreneurs several opportunities to set up a team agreement that allows them to be competitive from the start for the contract. These different opportunities to partner with other small businesses, or even large companies, include opportunities to collaborate with other small businesses, or even larger ones.

The most common agreements are joint ventures and team agreements. According to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 9.6, an agreement for the contracting team is if: Don`t miss Richard Arnholt and Todd Overman`s presentation at the Florida GovCon Summit 2018. Their presentation will provide strategic directions to help small businesses maximize their position in team relationships.