GSA addresses OASIS protest
- By Mark Rockwell
- Aug 26, 2013
One of the protests against the General Services Administration's one-stop professional services contract vehicle has been withdrawn as the agency issued amendments to the request for proposals on Aug. 23.
A representative for USfalcon said on Aug. 26 said the company's protest of the $60 billion One Acquisition Solutions for Integrated Services (OASIS) RFPs has been withdrawn.
USfalcon's Aug. 8 protest was based on a very narrow issue, the company's attorney said. Essentially, the company's protest dealt with the GSA's evaluation based on past performance, especially after a company is bought or sold and contracts transfer.
The company's protest, a USfalcon spokesperson said, was addressed and satisfied in Amendment 1 to the OASIS solicitation, allowing past performance to be counted up to the sale of the company.
However, a second, agency-level protest -- filed by Washington-based international financial advisory, program and venture management consultancy Aljucar, Anvil- Incus & Co. (AAIC) -- moved ahead the week of Aug. 19.
Rudy Sutherland, the firm's head of practice, told FCW that a GSA protest official had rejected a motion to dismiss filed by the GSA Office of General Counsel that said AAIC did not have standing to file the protest. The official directed the general counsel to move ahead with the original schedule to resolve the issue, Sutherland said.
Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.
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.
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