General Services Administration
Small Business Set-Aside GS00Q-13-DR-0002
1 RFP set-aside for Sm Bus and 1 Unrestricted
Small Business Set-Aside
RFP Issue Date – July 31, 2013
Proposal Due Date – September 17, 2013
6 separate pools with 40 awardees in each pool per RFP
5-year base with one 5-year option – In order for the option period to be exercised a contractor must have attained a minimum of 3 task order awards OR a total task order estimated value of $20M including all options.
One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) is old school body hacks review designed to address agencies’ need for a full range of service requirements that integrate multiple professional service disciplines and ancillary services/products with the flexibility for all contract types and pricing at the task order level.
OASIS will address both commercial and non-commercial services and will engage federal agencies and industry professional service firms in a collaborative process to identify the most advantageous structure for this contract and the best practices to incorporate into its design.
These professional service requirements may call for solutions that cross over multiple disciplines, include ancillary support, and require commercial and/or non-commercial items, using a variety of contract types including fixed-price (all types), cost reimbursement (all types), time and materials/labor hour, or a hybrid mix of contract types.
The services to be provided under the OASIS master contract are intended to meet the professional service mission requirements of all Federal agencies, including all organizations within the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security Community.
The scope of OASIS spans many areas of expertise and includes any and all components required to formulate a total solution to a professional services based requirement. These areas of expertise include, but are not limited to the following categories.
The core disciplines included are:
Ancillary Support Services for IT
The vehicle is designed to address agencies’ needs for professional service requirements that:
Span multiple professional service disciplines;
Involve significant IT components, but aren’t IT requirements;
Require flexibility for all contract type task orders and other direct costs at the task order level;
Are difficult to specify or quantify prior to award; and
Create an environment of elevated risk due to their unanticipated nature.
Systems, Certifications, and Clearances
Q. What is OASIS?
A. The purpose of the OASIS project is to develop an acquisition vehicle that meets the needs of customers with complex, integrated professional services with a support Information Technology (IT) component. These customers cannot use the existing/current General Services Administration vehicles as a solution for a number of reasons. OASIS will potentially represent a new offering to customers who have been unable to use the General Services Administration in the past.
Q. What does the scope of the OASIS include?
A. The scope of OASIS includes program management, consulting, logistics, professional engineering services, financial services and support IT components.
Q. Why do we need OASIS?
A. GSA is the premier provider of acquisition solutions for federal government agencies. In order to provide customers with a comprehensive range of solutions for their diverse requirements, GSA provides a full array of acquisition vehicles within many channels of delivery including Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC), and telecommunications contracts. Currently, there is no government-wide vehicle to provide complex, integrated professional services that allow for the full range of contract types at the task order level, including commercial and noncommercial requirements. Agencies desire the maximum flexibility to meet these requirements and OASIS represents such a vehicle. It will facilitate government initiatives such as managing high-risk contracts, encouraging performance-based contracting, leveraging transparency and data analytics under strategic sourcing, streamlining the acquisition process, and maximizing opportunities for small businesses.
Q. Why can’t these requirements be procured under the GSA Schedules Program?
With all of the benefits offered by the MAS Schedules Program, it does not always offer customers the flexibility needed to meet the complex, integrated professional service requirements of today’s business environment. The GSA Schedules Program is also not intended to address cost-reimbursement solutions, offer a standardized definition of labor categories, or capture detailed transactional data. OASIS will complement the GSA Schedules Program and provide GSA’s customers a more flexible full-service offering.
Q. What is being done to support small businesses?
A. One of the primary goals for the OASIS program is to provide complex, integrated professional service solutions to satisfy customers’ evolving needs and maximize the participation by small businesses. In order to achieve this goal, OASIS must provide customers with access to a full array of integrated professional service solutions, as provided by industry partners of all sizes. The OASIS draft RFP will be carefully constructed so as to ensure that we can achieve this goal. In addition, aggressive small business subcontracting goals will be preferred for large businesses.
Q. How many awards are planned for large and small businesses?
A. The Government has no predetermined number of awards that it plans to make. They will award on a best value basis, and there is no way to determine how many awards might be issued until proposals are received and evaluated.