Procurement

GSA sets post-shutdown OASIS deadline

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Once the government shutdown ends, proposals to get a piece of the $60 billion One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) multiple award contracts won't be due at the General Services Administration for up to two weeks.

In an Oct. 7 update posted on FedBizopps, GSA officials said the agency "fully intends to establish the proposal dates 10-14 calendar days from the date the government shutdown is resolved."

The agency said Oct. 3 that it was suspending the due date for proposals indefinitely because of the shutdown. In that notice, GSA had said a new deadline would be established once the shutdown was resolved, but it gave no time frame.

GSA had already pushed the solicitation deadline back once, from Sept. 17 to Oct. 10, to give companies more time to prepare their bids after the agency made changes to the past-performance requirements.

GSA said it issued the Oct. 7 notice to help companies "with managing resources during the government shutdown." It advised potential offerors not to submit proposals until the agency provided more instructions on how it would move ahead on OASIS.

"While we foresee no changes to this plan, if there are any changes, the OASIS Program Office will update Offerors here on FedBizOpps," the GSA notice said.

About the Author

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.

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


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