A teaming agreement is an agreement between two or more parties to pool resources to obtain and perform a government contract. A typical teaming relationship for UAB involves a large corporation as prime contractor collaborating with UAB as a subcontractor.

Teaming agreements are usually requested by the prime contractor at the proposal stage. Teaming agreements should be submitted to the OSP with the UAB Expedited Checklist as soon as requested as they require review, routing, negotiation and execution by a university official with binding signature authority. Primary areas where language is of concern includes exclusivity, duration of the agreement, agreed outcomes if the submission results in award and negotiation of the teaming relationship versus the subcontract terms.