I have met with a large number of bidders, particularly in large-scale government and CPSE projects, who discuss over a long period of time in between, without reaching conclusions. My opinion on whether I should face a chance as a consortium or as a joint venture would be based on pre-qualification criteria and the proposed financial model. Desca (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is the most popular of several Horizon 2020 consortium agreements. This is the result of a cooperation project supported by the EC. Its production is a consortium agreement of models that everyone can use as the basis of a specific consortium agreement for a given project. The DesCA model consortium agreement is available for free download. For example, the Five College Consortium of Massachusetts includes the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, Smith College and Amherst College. Students attending one of these schools can attend classes at any other partner school at no additional cost. These educational consortia include partnerships between institutions that are close. Other consortia include The Quaker Consortium, The Claremont Colleges and Big Ten Academic Alliance. While this is not mandatory, we recommend referring to the CA structure and guidelines when developing a consortium agreement.
As mentioned above, it is advisable to use experienced legal advisors in the preparation of this agreement. The DESCA proposal should only be presented as a means of structuring the agreement in a general way and taking into account the important aspects that need to be taken into account. When we receive the form, we will process it within 24 hours of receipt, with no weekends. During the payment and the first two weeks of the semester, we are particularly busy and we can exceed the processing time by 24 hours. We will only accept consortium agreements until the second week of the term. So what needs to be done to best meet the needs of the consortium members at an early stage, without spending the resources and time before there is more clarity in funding? In short, if you have your pre-qualification and project financing criteria, you are engaged in a consortium to spread the risk and get cheap value for money. A consortium is easy to form and easy to execute. Countries that develop standards have a competitive advantage over countries that do not, and countries and industries that subscribe to a global standard are often leaders in international trade.
However, the creation of standards can lead to potential abuses and concerns about cartels and abuse of dominance. In the United States, the legal basis for cooperation and consortia can be found in the antitrust guidelines for the Competitors Among collaboration of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Each participant retains its own legal status and the consortium`s control over each participant is generally limited to activities related to the joint venture, including profit sharing. A consortium is formed by contract that confers the rights and obligations of each member. A joint venture (often abbreviated as a joint venture) is an entity that is formed between two or more parties to jointly carry out an economic activity. The parties agree to create a new entity by providing both equity and participation in the company`s revenues, expenses and control.