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Goodbye, Integrations. Hello, OASIS!


For those of you visiting this community today, you may be asking yourselves, “What’s OASIS?” As you can see, Integrations has been renamed. OASIS, the official name of our new total professional services solution with an IT component, stands for One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services. We believe this new name, generated with input from industry members, is representative of the true value this vehicle will bring to the Federal government. 

Selecting a name for a solution is no small task; a name must not only be recognizable, but it must also convey the solution’s purpose and value. That’s why it was so important to the Integrations—now OASIS—team to seek feedback and suggestions from industry members such as yourselves. Maintaining communication with industry is a key part of the OASIS development process. As you know, launching a new product or solution involves a lot of steps. Ensuring that a solution is successful is a team effort, and we at FAS consider industry a part of that team.

Now that we’ve settled on a name for our solution and received approval of the internal business case, we’re ready to move toward other important goals. The OASIS team has a pretty long to-do list, which includes key goals for 2012, which Jeff Koses, Director of Acquisition Operations, explained in an earlier post. I‘ll be sure to keep you informed along the way as OASIS gets closer to launch. Check back frequently as we'll be announcing upcoming outreach events with industry, including an overview presentation and networking session at GSA Expo 2012 in San Antonio, TX. You won’t want to miss out!

Please keep checking in with the OASIS Industry Community, and of course, let us know what you think of our solution’s new name as well as our new OASIS site on the GSA homepage at www.gsa.gov/oasis.



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<p>Jim,</p><p>Presumably you will have some slides or other mateirals to present at the May Expo. Will you make those materials available via this blog or another GSA website so those of us who can&#39;t attend the Expo can have access to the materials? As others have expressed, I am very interested in even some preliminary milestones, especially when a draft RFP might be released for comment.</p><p>John Boulware</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
OASIS Blogger
<p><span style="color: rgb(32, 32, 32); font-family: 'Droid Sans', arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">Hi, John. Yes, we will absolutely make all slides and/or material shared at the event available via this community. It is of utmost importance to FAS that we make this process as transparent as possible. Thanks for your interest!</span></p>
<p>Jim,</p><p>OASIS is an opportunity we&#39;ve been following for several months and particpated in Mary Davie&#39;s chat session in February 2012.&nbsp; We would like to take advantage of the pre-solictation release period.&nbsp; Can provide a heads-up for when we will have an opportunity to meet with you and your team so we can build ours to respond to One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services?</p><p>Pat Westlein&nbsp;</p>
OASIS Blogger
<p>Thanks for your ongoing interest, Pat. As I said in my blog, I unfortunately don&#39;t have time for one-on-one meetings. You can definitely meet me and the team at GSA Expo if you&#39;re planning to attend the event. I&#39;ll be posting specifics shortly. Otherwise, I do plan to get out on the speaking circuit through the auspices of various industry associations and other targeted events. As we finalize the details on such events, we&#39;ll be sure to post them here. We are also exploring the possibility of doing another chat session or webinar in the coming months.</p>
Amy Fadida
<p>Jim:</p><p>Do you have a timeframe for the release of the draft RFP for OASIS?</p><p>Thank you.</p><p>Amy Fadida</p>
OASIS Blogger
<p>Hi Amy, we are currently working on a high-level milestone schedule and hope to post it in the near future.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
Amy Fadida
<p>Thank you, Jim.</p><p>Sorry that I will not be in San Antonio (business conflict) but will check the blogs and get a read-out from my colleagues on the TechAMerica Cision COnference team who will be doing some of our GSA team interviews while there.</p><p>Amy</p>
<p>Is there an update and a good website for the above subject in San Antonio in May?&nbsp; Looking for dates, agenda, hohtels etc and with the past week&#39;s publicity was hoping that does not effect the San Antonio days.&nbsp; Thanks, Mark2</p>
OASIS Blogger
<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Hello, Mark. Thanks for your interest. We are finalizing plans for the OASIS Overview and Networking Session(s) at GSA Expo 2012. We will post more information shortly, including dates and room location. Stay tuned!</p>
OASIS Blogger
<p>Thank you, William! Welcome to the community.</p>
<p>Looking forward to learning more.</p>
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