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  • OASIS Blogger
    The OASIS Team is always soliciting input on our contracts. Recently, we received feedback from federal agency representatives that OASIS would potentially be an even more attractive contract vehicle if it included a geographic pricing structure.
     
    Last Activity: 12/13/2012 11:25 AM
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    Mark Youman
    Jim,Thanks for your continued outreach!Our recommendation is that OASIS not include regional pricing.  While the concept of different rates for different parts of the country sounds appealing, it quickly becomes very unwieldy and would not deliver...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you so much, Mark, for the candid and detailed feedback.  Your feedback contains a lot of sound points and we will certainly take it into consideration.  Thanks again for the question and please continue contributing.  Jim
    dblottie
    The GSA ANSWER Program provided quite a few of us with insights into the effectiveness and complexities of geographical pricing.  The very positive side of the equation is that it seemed to be strongly attractive to the clients in remote areas, who...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you so much for the insightful feedback and suggestions.  We will definitely take this into consideration.  Jim
  • fas_webadmin
    GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool Designing a facility with the environment and savings in mind is becoming increasingly important. Using the GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool, agencies are provided a one-stop shop for environmentally preferable solutions for renovations, alterations and leases. The Green Products Compilation goes one step further in providing detailed information regarding the federal green purchasing programs that address the items located on the GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool.
     
    Last Activity: 12/12/2012 3:30 PM
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    GSA Global Supply Learn how GSA Global Supply is bringing ease and flexibility to requisition-based ordering for sustainable office supplies, computer products, safety gear, and cleaning products.
     
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  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Partners, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our newest team members based out of Ft. Worth.
     
    Last Activity: 12/5/2012 5:11 PM
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    sthuotsadilova
    Can you please clarify what the On-Ramp and Off-Ramp means?  I assume it means if you are small-biz and graduate, you would be moved up to the big-business track? 
    bobwoods46
    Posting the names of your team members is to be commended.  All too often government tries to keep things a secret that are not.  As a former member of the GSA team it's gratifying to see you lead.  Keep it up.
    OASIS Blogger
    We appreciate the feedback, Bob. The OASIS team believes that transparency is key to the success of this solution.  Jim
    John_L
    Please modify the date function on this blog to show the actual calendar date and clock time of each posting.  The current format ( "1 week, 2 days ago", or "1 day 7 hours ago" is unnecessarily confusing. ...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for your feedback. We are including the date the blog was posted in the title and working with the Interact team to see if we can change the date functionality.  Jim
  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello to the OASIS community, We’d like to continue to get the message out there on what OASIS and OASIS SB are and how they work.
     
    Last Activity: 11/29/2012 8:41 AM
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    RothJLL
    Our primary contracts and efforts have historically been real estate focused and therefore reside with GSA’s PBS. Recently we’ve seen opportunities to support GSA’s agency customers in tangential areas we have technical expertise (...Read More
    JR.Murphy1925
    Jim,I'm attempting to better understand the term "ancillary" as it may refer to IT under the OASIS contract, as envisioned.  I'll pose the question in the form of an example:An Agency requires professional services consulting to...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello and thanks for the question.  For the example described above, as presented, the answer is yes, the requirement would fit under OASIS.  The example presents the IT component as an integral and necessary component of the overall...Read More
  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Partners, 
     
    Last Activity: 11/26/2012 4:41 PM
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    nsmither
    The challenge we find more and more with our GSA Schedules is that the "old" LCATS of yester-year don't necessarily map to new and emerging technology requirements.  Yet, deep into a contract (say out-years 3-4-5, etc), we're...Read More
    twizard1
     Siemens Government Technologies - Response to OASIS Labor Category Questions: 1. What do you feel are an appropriate number of labor categories for OASIS?Siemens Response:  We recommend seven (7) Job Groups to allow an adequate...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to our questions, Tom. We will take this into consideration.  Jim
    twizard1
     1) What do you feel are an appropriate number of labor categories for OASIS?We recommend seven (7) Job Groups to allow an adequate number of job classifications for contractors to map their labor categories to. Suggested Job Groups with...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thanks for the detailed feedback, Tom.  We’ll take it under consideration.  Jim
  • OASIS Blogger
    GSA anticipates awarding OASIS contracts to firms that primarily provide knowledge-based services through the knowledge and skills of their professional employees in a manner that delivers a total solution to agency requirements. The primary professional service disciplines covered by OASIS include program management and consulting, professional engineering, logistics, and financial. 
     
    Last Activity: 11/14/2012 10:33 AM
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    MCGroupInc
    Jim and team,Early in the process, GSA stated that the primary professional services included would be: Program Management and Consulting, Professional Engineering Services, Logistics Management Services, and Financial Services. Since then we have seen a...Read More
    dwalz
    Jim,If the current logic holds, then OASIS (both small and F&O) will be competed with NAICS 541611. You appropriately cite that there are regulatory requirements that dictate how you will ultimately select the code. There are also many posts on...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thanks for your input and suggestions.  To be perfectly honest, we still aren’t sure what NAICS code and associated size standard we will use for the OASIS contracts.  We recognize the value of companies typically considered “mid-...Read More
    morganvpi
    Jim,Thanks for opening up the dialogue.  My question is this:  it seems that the general assessment of the type of work that is to be performed under this vehicle as "professional services" lends itself to 541611.   However,...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello and thanks for the question.  First, let me be clear that OASIS is not a GSA Schedule contract.  OASIS will be issued under full and open competition as a FAR Part 15 competitive procurement.  This creates a great number of...Read More
  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Partners, The OASIS team knows that you are anxiously anticipating the release of the Draft RFP. With that in mind, we wanted to take a moment to update you on our progress. 
     
    Last Activity: 11/14/2012 10:27 AM
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    dlehman12
    What is the latest proejcted date for release of the Draft RFP? Thanks.
    JR.Murphy1925
    Understanding the general categories proposed, have you ever illustrated with examples the types of projects that could be conducted using this proposed contract?
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi and thanks for the question.  Actually, we have presented three different examples in our presentations to the Coalition for Government Procurement.  While far from a complete list of examples that could be performed on OASIS, it does give...Read More
    bobwoods46
    There is a rumor or some speculation that the RFP will not require or want subs to be named in the proposal.  True or false?
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello.  The answer is TRUE.  Evaluations will be based on prime contractors only.  Thanks for the question.  Jim
  • OASIS Blogger
    GSA is making good progress with our acquisition planning process.   Currently, we are thinking that the best way to maximize Small Business (SB) participation is through the issuance of two solicitations: one OASIS-Small Business set-aside and one OASIS unrestricted. 
     
    Last Activity: 11/7/2012 3:44 PM
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    pamela_milan
    Jim,What type of feedback have you had from Federal agencies regarding OASIS?  Are they excited about the prospect of another GSA SB contract or will each awardee be responsible for educating each agency about OASIS SB?  Is GSA considering an...Read More
    ccorlett
    Hello, my question relates to the set-aside tracks under consideration for OASIS. Have you thought about identiying VOSB by itself, and allowing for preference to SDVOSB on a case-by-case basis? The trend appears to be to identify SDVOSB and not VOSB;...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    The socioeconomic categories mentioned in previous posts that may receive direct task order awards or compete for task orders set aside exclusively for one of those categories are established by Small Business regulation and designated in the Federal...Read More
    nsmither
    I work for an SDB Alaskan Native Corporation 8(a).  We're owned by a parent company that provides back office support and typical ANC support services to the numerous individual companies.   Will OASIS allow the individual SB companies...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello, Nelson. While we would probably need more detailed information for this particular question, in general, if a company qualifies on their own standing and successfully competes for an award, we see no reason why the individual companies would be...Read More
  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello everyone and welcome back to the OASIS blog. We’ve had a lot of new folks join our community here at Interact.GSA.gov over the past month and I’d like to thank you all for your interest in OASIS.
     
    Last Activity: 10/22/2012 3:41 PM
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    Dave Arnold
    To help the offer reviewers' evaluation processes and to help offerors propose efficiently, would you please consider inclusion of a file similar to Schedule 847 MOBIS proposal template, "11_MOBIS Refresh 19 Proposal Template.doc", in...Read More
    griffinb12
    Can a company add OASIS to their contract portfolio (like a PES schedule) at any time or only through this procurement effort? Thanks 
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi and thanks for the question.  The direct answer to your question is that a company will NOT be able to add OASIS to their contract portfolio at any time.  Companies will have to successfully compete to be on the OASIS or OASIS SB contract,...Read More
    KD
    Apologies if this question has already been asked, but we are new to this procurement opportunity and are quickly playing catch up.  How many OASIS SB awards are expected to be made?   Over the last few years, we have seen some simply try to...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello and thank you for your question.  We have no predetermined number of awards to be made.  Awards will be made based on the quality of proposals received.  The goal is to have a collection of Small Business contractors who excel at...Read More

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