GSA releases draft OASIS RFPs
- By Matthew Weigelt
- Mar 28, 2013
Two draft requests for proposals for the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contracts are now available.
The General Services Administration released the drafts on March 28. Officials consider OASIS to be a one-stop shop for both commercial and noncommercial needs designed to reduce duplication of contracting efforts across the government and provide federal agencies with comprehensive, integrated professional services contract options. The draft RFPs are available on GSA Interact.
OASIS is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, aiming to meet the cross-government demands for professional services. It is expected be the next-generation contract designed to address agencies’ needs for management and consulting, professional engineering, logistics, and finance. OASIS will also offer ancillary support services.
OASIS is intended to complement GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules program and provide agencies with more flexible full-service options. GSA expects OASIS to help the government reduce costs and expenses, improve operating efficiency and increase focus on socioeconomic contracting goals.
OASIS is divided into two contracts -- an unrestricted contract that includes 50-percent small business subcontracting goals, and OASIS Small Business, a small-business set-aside contract. GSA is currently looking for a new name for the unrestricted contract, according to a recent blog post.
"Ensuring full participation from our industry and agency partners in the development of this new acquisition is a priority for GSA’s OASIS team," said Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. "OASIS is a great example of how FAS makes agencies more effective at what they do by providing expertise, management and optimal acquisition solutions."
Earlier this year, FAS’ OASIS team gathered industry feedback on a variety of issues and met with more than 60 responders in one-on-one sessions to ensure a comprehensive set of contracting options for agency customers.
Officials said they will continue to gather agencies’ input as they further develop the contracts.
Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.