On Tuesday April 25th there was an industry briefing and executive round-table event at the Center for Innovative Technology Briefing Room located in Herndon Virginia. This event brought together a select group of minority technology company executives, government and NGO partners and NMTC leadership to discuss the need for agreement from our members to engage in NMTC research that brings scale to NMTC growth algorithms.  Past NMTC research findings and process discoveries were disclosed and there was agreement to begin to form multiple GSA Schedule CTAs to bring growth both to our members and to the community ecosystems they serve.  Team formation would be lead by our Executive Member Team Leaders in a committee governed, mission driven CTA methodology.



The Executive Briefing allowed a select a group active Small Business Administration (SBA) 8A minority technology companies who hold a GSA Schedule 70 award.  NMTC Leadership gave an internal view of NMTC’s Governing Operating System (CGOS) design framed from applied research.  CGOS’s Vendor Governance Module algorithm designed is to build trust and capacity in the federal, state, local, commercial and international markets.

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Vendor Governance  is an internal procurement management system that facilitates teaming relationships between the minority technology industry and our public/private sector trading/research/service delivery partners.

NMTC has engaged in research over the past 6 years to develop a teaming plan for our members who have a GSA schedule and wish to leverage the collective power gained through partnerships.  Under a GSA Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA), two or more GSA Schedule contractors work together to meet ordering activity needs. By complementing each other’s capabilities, the team offers a total solution to the ordering activity’s requirement, providing a win-win situation for all parties.

An announcement (Brenda Cureton, NMTC National STEM Director) was made regarding our nation wide Discover STEM-CTE Conference Series starting in 2018


Also NMTC Chief of Staff Brenda Cureton shared her responsibilities regarding NMTC’s Fellow program now being rolled out around the globe.


AllianceCTA Executive Roundtable


AllianceCTA Briefing and Executive RoundTable held at the Center for Innovative Technology Briefing Room: April 25, 2017

AllianceCTA Strategy
CGOS-Vendor Governance

Contractor team arrangements may be desirable from both a Government and industry standpoint in order to enable the companies involved to complement each other’s unique capabilities and offer the best combination of performance, cost, and delivery for the system or product being acquired. The companies involved normally form a contractor team arrangement before submitting an offer. However, they may enter into an arrangement later in the acquisition process, including after contract award.

Contractor team arrangements may be particularly appropriate in complex research and development acquisitions, but may be used in other appropriate acquisitions, including production.

The Government will recognize the integrity and validity of contractor team arrangements; provided, the arrangements are identified and company relationships are fully disclosed in an offer or, for arrangements entered into after submission of an offer, before the arrangement becomes effective. The Government will not normally require or encourage the dissolution of contractor team arrangements.





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