GSA Releases Final OASIS Requests For Proposals
August 1, 2013
Deadline for Submission is September 17, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Today, the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Services (FAS) released two request for proposals (RFP) for a new acquisition program that fulfills the agency’s commitment to deliver better value and savings through innovation.
These RFPs bring the agency closer to launching One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS), a one-stop shop for both commercial and noncommercial needs designed to reduce duplication of contracting efforts across the government and provide federal agencies with comprehensive, integrated professional services contract options.
“Working very closely with federal agencies on requirements and soliciting industry feedback were two key parts of the development process for the final RFPs,” said FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe. “As a result of the tremendous amount of input we received, we believe OASIS will fill the substantial need for a hybrid, government-wide acquisition vehicle that has great potential to reduce the number of full-and-open procurements across government and drive extraneous costs out of the acquisition process.”
OASIS will complement GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program and provide agencies with more flexible full-service options. OASIS will also drive better outcomes for the federal government around reducing costs and expenses, improving operating efficiency and increasing focus on socioeconomic contracting goals.
To better serve federal agencies and industry partners and maximize opportunities for small businesses, OASIS is divided into two contracts: OASIS is an unrestricted contract that includes 50 percent small business subcontracting goals; and OASIS Small Business is a 100% small business set-aside contract.
Earlier this year, the OASIS team invited industry to provide feedback on a variety of important issues through the submission of White Papers; and met with more than 110 contractor responders in one-on-one sessions in order to ensure comprehensive contracting options for federal partners. This feedback was taken into consideration as the team finalized the RFPs for both contracts. For more information visit the OASIS Industry Group on GSA Interact; to view the RFPs, visit FedBizOpps at OASIS Final RFP and OASIS SB Final RFP.