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Discovery Market Research Tool Back Online

The OASIS Discovery tool, now rebranded as Discovery, is back online. The digital market research tool provides information on all OASIS contract holders including pool and contract family, experience, and small business socio-economic status. Discovery streamlines the process for developing scenarios for set-asides on various contract vehicles to reduce, replace or support Requests for Information (RFI), saving time and cost for the federal government and contractors.

The Discovery market research tool allows federal users to:

  • Generate an appropriate list of active sources for fair opportunity competition in the appropriate pool based on the vehicle and projected primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the requirement
  • Find vendor administrative information such as points of contact, as well as lists of current and completed contract actions from Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
  • Download vendor lists and vendor details as a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file for offline use and analysis

How Discovery Works

Discovery pulls information from FPDS to provide context-rich contract history on awarded contractors based on primary NAICS codes. Each contract is separated into Unrestricted and SB to make it easy to reserve task orders for small business categories.

With Discovery, users can research contracts by first selecting the contract vehicle of interest and then selecting a NAICS code/description matching the requirement. This will display all of the awarded contractors in that contract pool. A pool is a separate contract with one or more NAICS assigned and a single small business size standard. Each pool has unique qualifications tied to a specific scope identified by an assigned NAICS code.

On the vendor results page, users select a primary NAICS Code to view the vendor contract history, as well as up to date System for Award Management (SAM) registration data. Discovery also loads data from the FPDS to automatically provide you with a context-rich contract history for each contractor, including the amount of the contract, the primary NAICS code and the pricing type.

What's Next 

Be on the lookup for new updates to Discovery in the near future. We plan to add Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) and Building and Maintenance Operations (BMO) contract data. HCaTS and HCaTS Small Business, both indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) governmentwide contract vehicles, provide reliable, flexible, fast and efficient ways to obtain the best value customized solutions for human capital management and training requirements. BMO strategic sourcing solution is an open market, multiple-award, IDIQ governmentwide contract covering all high-demand BMO services.  

In addition, we’re looking to change the way you search, so that you can enter your requirements and see a listing of available contracts as well as possible NAICS based on your specific requirements. The breadth of information available to you will expand as well, to include more contract vehicles and greater information to help reduce your need for RFIs. If you would like to suggest improvements for Discovery or be a part of our user research, get a hold of us at pshc-dev@gsa.gov.


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