Subcontracting and teaming are integral aspects of the federal procurement industry. Whether the relationship is formulated in order to meet small business subcontracting goals or to take advantage of a teaming partner’s complimentary capabilities, the success of each arrangement depends largely on the functionality and effectiveness of the agreement that governs the relationship between the parties. Indeed, the relationships between the federal government, prime contractors, subcontractors, and teaming partners are complex. Beyond the drafting and preparation of the agreements themselves, there are unique regulatory hurdles that can cause everlasting conflict and problems in the contracting relationship. In addition to the crucial application of contract flow-down clauses in subcontracts, contractors must understand the effects and importance of executing comprehensive teaming agreements and subcontracts that include all of the terms, conditions and provisions that are essential to a successful partnership for government business.
Centre’s professionals have prepared, negotiated and interpreted many subcontracts and teaming agreements for contractors. Our experience ensures that these agreements are not only well-crafted and legally sound, but are also an invaluable tool for both parties to expand business and contracting opportunities.