GSA’s office is currently working on a draft proposal for OASIS+ and continually releasing updates based on industry comments. The new OASIS+ will include many of the benefits of the renowned OASIS Multi-Agency contract with many added features and increased scope. The final is expected to be released in early 2023 if not sooner.
SBA creates a path for small business to obtain credit for past performance as a member of joint venture and first-tier subcontrator. A move that will expand the opportunities that prior to this rule, emerging small businesses would not be able to pursue.
Beginning January 30, 2022, federal agencies will start incorporating the $15 minimum wage in new contract solicitations and will be required to have it incorporated in all contracts by March 30, 2022. Any ongoing contracts will have the wage requirement at the option.
The Fair Labor Standards Act has been revised by the Department of Labor to help distinguish between employees and independent contractors.
On December 31, the GSA released a draft RFP for a Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) intended for small business IT services-based solutions providers, including small businesses, HUBZone, and Women-Owned Small Business firms.
The New LPTA Rule responds to Small Business’ complaints and narrows the definition of circumstances in which LPTA may be used.