It is the policy of Georgia Tech that when faculty and staff are establishing a working relationship with another company or organization for the preparation of a specific proposal to a potential sponsor of research a Teaming Agreement is utilized. The Teaming Agreement delineates the responsibility of each party in preparing the proposal. Furthermore, the Teaming Agreement establishes the intent of the parties to share the work required under the resulting contract, should the team be successful. Upon award of the contract, contract terms and conditions take effect and the Teaming Agreement expires. Teaming Agreements are exclusive or non-exclusive. In an exclusive Teaming Agreement, Georgia Tech (usually including the Institute, GTRC, and GTARC) can only submit a proposal with the designated prime contractor in response to the solicitation. Georgia Tech restricts its acceptance of exclusive Teaming Agreements and will not accept a campus-wide exclusivity provision and limits the exclusivity provision to a single unit or Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI). Georgia Tech prefers non-exclusive teaming arrangement to maximize opportunities for Georgia Tech researchers in different parts of the Institute to team with additional parties or to submit a proposal independently in response to a Request for Proposal.
This policy applies to all Georgia Tech faculty and staff members.
To establish a Teaming Agreement, the PD/PI must complete and sign a Teaming Agreement Routing and Analysis Form and submit the form to OSP to negotiate the terms of the Agreement.