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OASIS: The details

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GSA's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) multiple-award contract encompasses seven service areas and 28 federal classification codes.

The final OASIS Request for Proposals (RFPs) released July 31 include one unrestricted RFP and another limited to small businesses.

According to the RFPs, OASIS can be used to support and/or improve an organization in seven core services areas: program management, management consulting, engineering, scientific, logistics, financial and ancillary support.

Vendors can bid on individual functions, all seven or any combination, according to the agency, which said it expects to make between 20 and 40 awards per area. The multiple-award contracts will also have a five-year base with one five-year option.

OASIS spans a variety of vendor expertise and includes any components required to formulate a solution to a professional-services based requirement.

The RFP also explains how IT and IT services will be handled under the contracts. IT is considered an ancillary support service or product on task orders and can be performed only when the service or product is integral to a total integrated solution under a professional-service based requirement within the scope of OASIS.

It defines IT as equipment, interconnected systems, or subsystems of equipment used for the automatic acquisition, storage, analysis, evaluation, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information by an agency. For purposes of this definition, it said, "equipment is used by an agency if the equipment is used directly or by a contractor under contract with the agency that requires its use; or to a significant extent, its use in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product."

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a staff writer at FCW.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Click here for previous articles by Rockwell. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.


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Reader comments

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

You really need OASIS (enterprise environment) to specifically eliminate all of the "disjointed, stove-piped" current DoD logistics systems, which have been introduced from internal contractor territorial wars. Just check it out -- Navy East Coast bases like Little Creek, Cheatham Annex, etc.

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

IT can only be as good as the support it gets and GSA is no support they are a hinderus to IT. They swallow the money for there meetings that lead to nothing getting done. Until we get rid of GSA and take care of our own needs will IT be up to par with the rest of the world, sorry but we fall short of the public sector who is always 10 steps ahead of us.

Fri, Aug 2, 2013

On the Full and Open RFP it is confusing for Small Business Subcontracting requirements. Do the Large Prime identify their Small Business Subcontractors or just promise to subcontract at the Task Order level? No one seems to know and GSA is not saying.

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