Needle moving closer to OASIS RFP release.
After multiple delays, a tentative date has been set for an OASIS Industry Day for Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. During this event GSA will answer questions resulting from reviewing the draft RFP scheduled to be available late March/early April.
What government contractor is this for?
If you are a “complex” professional service provider and want to do business with the government, you need to be aware of current changes happening. GSA’s Federal Acquisition Services (FAS) is developing a new contract vehicle that will change the way you offer your services to the federal government. The vehicle is called One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) and OASIS Small Business (OASIS SB). These contracts will be open to government agencies, the Defense Department, and the intelligence community needing professional services that:
- Span multiple professional service disciplines
- Involve significant IT components, but aren’t IT requirements
- Require flexibility for all contract type task orders and other direct costs at the task order level
- Are difficult to specify or quantify prior to award
- Create an environment of elevated risk due to their unanticipated nature.
So what qualifies as “Complex Professional Services?
GSA is looking to include both commercial and non-commercial services and may include:
- Program management
- Consulting services
- Logistics services
- Professional engineering services
- Financial services
- Equal or ancillary IT components
Jim Ghiloni, the director of the OASIS program office, has asked for patience until the draft RFP comes out. During this development process, the OASIS team has actively looked to receive feedback. They understand that balancing the viewpoints of both federal and industry professionals provide valuable insight on the development of this important contract vehicle.
You can visit the site where OASIS answers questions through their online community. Additional resources for OASIS can be found in this FAQs post for answers to frequently asked questions or directly on their website: http://www.gsa.gov/oasis.
Coley GSA will include links to the recorded videos provided by GSA scheduled to be available a week after the event. Please contact Coley if you have any questions.
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