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GSA extends OASIS deadlines

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GSA has made several changes to its $60 billion One Acquisition Solutions for Integrated Services multiple award contracts, including a deadline extension of nearly a month for proposals.

Amendments posted by GSA on Sept. 10 said proposals for the multiple award contract vehicles that had been due Sept. 17 now have until almost mid -October. The deadline for proposals for both the unrestricted and the small business portions of the program is now 4 p.m. Oct. 10.

A GSA spokeswoman said the extension was made to give companies more time to prepare their bids because of changes to the past-performance requirements.

Also in the Sept. 10 filing, the agency changed the number of past-performance examples that potential vendors have to submit with their proposals from five to three.

 "The decision to reduce the number of required past performance examples … was made after careful consideration of feedback from the small business community on this matter," a GSA spokesperson. "Based upon this change, GSA felt it only fair to provide some additional time for interested parties to prepare their offers for OASIS-SB and OASIS."

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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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