With the release of a new RFP, GSA is one step closer to a new acquisition vehicle that will break barriers in the world of acquisition. The new program provides opportunities for both commercial and non-commercial professional services and fulfills the agency’s commitment in delivering better value and savings through innovation.
One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) will provide federal agencies with professional services that allow for both commercial and noncommercial requirements as well as contract types at the task order level, including fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, time-and-materials, and labor-hours. OASIS will yield better outcomes for the federal government around reducing costs and expenses, improving operating efficiency and increasing focus on socioeconomic contracting goals. It will also reduce the proliferation and duplication of contract efforts across the government.
OASIS is a great example of how GSA’s Federal Acquisition Services makes agencies more effective at what they do by providing expertise, management and optimal acquisition solutions.
OASIS will complement GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program and provide customers a more flexible full-service offering. OASIS contracts will be used by agencies in meeting professional service objectives, unlike GWACs, which are to be used by agencies in meeting Information Technology objectives.
To better serve industry and maximize opportunities for Small Businesses (SBs) two OASIS contracts have been established: an unrestricted contract with a very high small business subcontracting goal; and a Small Business Set-Aside contract that will allow for set-asides based upon special socioeconomic status.
Earlier this year, the OASIS team invited industry to provide feedback on a variety of important issues via White Paper format and met with over 60 responders in one-on-one sessions in order to ensure successful solutions for our customer agencies. This feedback was taken into consideration as the team finalized the Draft RFP for both contracts.
For more information, or to view the draft RFP and provide comments, visit the OASIS Industry Group on GSA Interact.