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A "Sea Change" at the General Services Administration

In remarks at an industry conference in Fairfax, Virginia on Oct. 30, U.S. Air Force Major General Wendy Masiello, Director of Contracting, commented "there's been a sea change in how GSA partners" with other Federal Agencies. The Major General was referring specifically to the impressive work accomplished by GSA and YOU, our stakeholders, through the market research phase of the upcoming "One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services" acquisition vehicle, commonly known as "OASIS", in collaborating to develop this acquisition solution. (See the related Federal Computer Week article [non-government website]).

The great work done by the OASIS team has served as a model through which GSA hopes to continue to partner with  our Federal Agency customers and industry partners so that we can deliver more efficient and cost-effective acquisition solutions that benefit government, industry and the federal taxpayer. GSA has been a leader in its use of collaboration technologies, having first developed the BetterBuy Wiki on which to engage our customers. This led the Federal Acquisition Service to develop GSA Interact to expand in the use of collaborative technologies to better engage our stakeholders. GSA’s OASIS development team used the interact.gsa.gov platform alongside various traditional outreach and communication tactics to engage prospective users of the contract vehicle and allow for an exchange between providers of solutions on ways in which requirements might be best provided.

Learn more about the development of the OASIS and OASIS SB contract vehicles, Memorandums of Agreement already established, and why our federal agency partners are finding OASIS such a compelling offering.

Additionally, GSA currently has four other communities on which we hope to similarly engage our stakeholders:

 
Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) - Janitorial & Sanitation 
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Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) - Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO)
Welcome to the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) – Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) community. As one of the new FSSI efforts... More
Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) - Office Supplies (OS3)
Welcome to the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative – Office Supplies Third Generation (FSSI OS3) community.  The intent of this collaborative forum... More
GSA PrintWise & Print Management Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative
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More generally, GSA has also invited our stakeholders to collaborate with us on our GSA Ideas site where registered users can submit and vote on ideas submitted.

We would love to hear from you on your thoughts on ways GSA can continue moving the ball forward in collaboration, transparency and open government to expand in meeting our mission of providing effective, cost-efficient procurement solutions.

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Jack.R.Alexander.Jr

Good to hear!

RangerCIB

Hello, how do I set it up where I can post a question or an article?

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