Hello Industry Partners, An important element of establishing the OASIS contract vehicle is determining the most effective mix of labor categories to cover the contract scope and facilitate standard pricing. Experience shows that industry uses a wide range of labor categories/titles that often cover similar work functions. Our goals in establishing OASIS labor categories are to:
- Ensure an adequate number of categories reasonably related to the primary professional service disciplines covered by the OASIS scope that are:
- Of significant importance in covering all potential task order scope areas; and
- Necessary to establish effective pricing of task order requirements.
- Avoid having so many categories that task order award and administration become overly burdensome and/or price distinctions become negligible; but
- Not have too few categories that agencies overpay for services because labor categories cover too wide a range of education and qualification requirements; and
- Standardize labor categories to facilitate better "apples to apples" price comparisons at the task order level.
GSA would like to gather your viewpoints::
- What do you feel are an appropriate number of labor categories for OASIS?
- How would you recommend establishing global category titles?
- How many levels would you recommend having in each labor category (e.g., junior, journeyman, senior)?
- What would you recommend for education and experience requirements for each level?
- Lastly, do you have any other thoughts on what labor categories should be included in OASIS and their structure?
Please feel free to share your opinions here or email us any ideas, suggestions, or labor category lists you might have. As always, you can also provide feedback via firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again, thanks for helping us to shape these important contracts.