On September 16, 2017, GSA posted a draft request for proposal (RFP) on FedBizOpps (FBO) announcing the upcoming open season on-ramp for Pool 2 of the OASIS SB contract ONLY. The scope of Pool 2 primarily includes social science, financial, and accounting services, and the size standard is $20.5M. There are currently only nine awardees under OASIS SB Pool 2, and GSA anticipates awarding up to 31 additional seats in order to fill the pool.
When a new government-wide contract vehicle comes onto the scene, contractors face the difficult decision of whether to expend precious bid and proposal resources on an unproven contract. GSA’s OASIS proved especially thorny in this respect – here was a brand new ‘hybrid’ contract for complex, integrated professional services that seemingly overlapped with GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules. At the time of the initial awards for OASIS and OASIS SB, only the Air Force had made a commitment to use the vehicle, so no one knew if GSA’s projections of $12.0B in sales were more than a pipe dream.
Fast-forward less than two years and the outlook for OASIS is getting greener all the time. Sales to-date are nearly $270M, with over 65% of those obligations going to small business. While the majority of these sales are to defense entities, 12 different agencies have purchased off OASIS thus far. In March of this year, the Army matched the Air Force’s commitment of $500M in annual spend on OASIS, and just last week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pledging an additional $250M a year.
As announced by GSA on FedBizOpps:
The OASIS team is very pleased to inform you that they have successfully awarded contracts for OASIS Small Business (SB) to companies that will provide their customers with best value solutions for complex professional service requirements.
To view a list of companies awarded OASIS SB contracts
Update October 21, 2013: As posted by The Business of Federal Technology: Proposals for GSA’s $60 billion One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services multiple award contracts are now officially due the day before Halloween.
GSA has issued amendment 4 to the OASIS RFP which extends the due date until October 10, 2013. Other changes of note include: