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    Last Activity: 4/16/2013 11:25 AM
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    Hello Industry Community!
     
    Last Activity: 4/16/2013 7:10 AM
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    pwestlein
    Jim:Is registration required for this and is there a limit, e.g., one attedee per company?Thank you.Pat Westlein
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi Pat and thanks for the question.  GSA is not sponsoring a Teaming Seminar.  I will be speaking to a variety of forums over the next couple of months and I believe you may be referring to one of these.  For these events, you will need to...Read More
    kjones
    The draft RFP allows Joint Ventures to propose only if they already exist and were not delveloped for the sole purpose of bidding on OASIS. We understand there are also other criteria for being eligible. However, FAR rules restrict a...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello and thank you for the question.  We are only looking for companies with actual experience and past performance in handling complex requirements as a prime contractor.   Jim
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    Hello, Industry Members!
     
    Last Activity: 4/16/2013 7:06 AM
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    SamiDick
    Hi Jim,Where in Washington DC will Industry Day be held?  Is it necessary to register for the event and if so how?  We are a VOSB and would like to attend in person.
    s.alvarez
    Has there been any update on the location, time, etc? 
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for your question. Yes, we recently posted a blog outlining all of the details for Industry Day. You can find it HERE.  Jim
    Q@imc.com
    Hi Jim,Thanks for all your info in this thread. I would just like to ask a few questions about the requirements to register for the 1v1 sessions. I have the link to the registration form, my questions are in regards to the white paper draft RFP that we...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    We will be issuing a blog shortly that provides instruction for white paper submittal.  Jim
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    Hello, Industry Community! As promised, we are posting the latest version of the questions and answers about the OASIS draft solicitations.  We have grouped the questions/feedback as General, Clarification, or Recommendation.  Please read all three files.  
     
    Last Activity: 4/12/2013 4:09 PM
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      Hello, Industry Community! With the recent release of the draft RFPs and our goal of maintaining an atmosphere of transparency and fairness, we have consolidated all of the questions and feedback we’ve been receiving in our OASIS inbox and have provided responses below. Please note that some questions may have been edited for brevity or clarity. Since we have received multiple variations of some questions, we have organized them by broad topic areas in responding.
     
    Last Activity: 4/5/2013 11:32 AM
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    Hello everyone,  Last Thursday, the OASIS team released the draft RFPs for Industry review and collaboration.
     
    Last Activity: 4/4/2013 7:20 PM
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    JohnfoleyDSA
     Jim, thanks for getting the draft RFP released.  The package is quite clear and well thought out.  Regarding the Industry Day on May 13th; can you provide logistical information at this time (e.g., time and location)? ...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi John, thank you for your feedback on the draft RFP. In response to your question, please continue monitoring this blog for forthcoming information regarding logistical information. We will be posting that information shortly. Jim
    trefoil
    As a person who has defended GSA and their government-wide contract vehicles in hostile fora for years, I feel very disappointed and betrayed by the OASIS draft.  It seems as though GSA has thrown away all their best practices in government-wide...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for your feedback and your obvious passion for GSA and its mission.  I would request that you use the Attachment in the draft RFPs to provide your specific feedback so that we can make any needed adjustments.Jim
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    Hello Industry Partners, I know you are anxiously awaiting the release of the Draft RFP.  GSA promised it would be released in the summer of 2012 and we are earnestly working to keep that promise.   Our current plan is targeting mid-September, no later than the 18th, to release the Draft RFP.  We know that this falls dramatically in your typical year-end business cycle and aware that your B&P teams will be extremely busy and that some of you may be unable to give the Draft RFP attention before October 1st. 
     
    Last Activity: 4/3/2013 9:55 AM
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    sthuotsadilova
    Please clarify if all past performance entries must come from Prime on and demonstrate all competencies.
    Ron Kubacki
    I notice there hasn't been a blog post for over 14 weeks.  Did the OASIS Draft RFP ever get released?  I've checked GSA Interact and FBO and can't locate any new information.  Can anyone shed some light?Thanks, Ron
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi Ron, and thank you for your question. I’m not sure what or where you are checking, but you are missing a lot of activity.  Perhaps you need to check your settings.  Our last blog posting was made on March 7, 2013 and can be found here...Read More
    s.alvarez
    I dont see it posted, but the Drafts went up in FBO on March 28th: Solicitation Number: OASIS_RFI and Solicitation Number: OASIS_SB_RFI (for Total Small Business Set-Aside).
    OASIS Blogger
    We posted a blog here on Interact announcing the release of the drafts, but thank you for reminding the community that the drafts are available on FBO. Jim
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    Hello OASIS Interact-ers!  February is upon us and I’m sure you’ve all noticed that we have yet to post our draft Request for Proposals (RFP).  As I promised last month, here is an update on where we are.  As many of you  know, we have a new Commissioner here in the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Tom Sharpe.
     
    Last Activity: 3/27/2013 10:46 AM
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    dlehman12
    Hi Jim, Relative to your comment above on a contractor having a Purchasing System and EVMS - what do you mean by "an offeror will be given credit" - if they have these? Thanks.
    chip
    In the context of proposal development, is there a discrimination being cosidered between "past performance" and "capabilites". Recognizing that the past performance of a given offer will only be evaluated...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thanks for the question.  We don’t plan to evaluate “capabilities”.  We plan to evaluate experience and past performance as well as systems, certifications, and resources of a prime vendor.  As we have expressed...Read More
    lbutler100
    I understand that businesses will have to respond to the OASIS IDIQ RFP with a prime bid to be prequalified to bid on future task orders as a prime. Do the same rules apply for subcontractors, or can subcontractors not participate in the IDIQ RFP...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello and thanks for the question.  OASIS has no limitation on subcontracting, so any subcontractor may be selected at the task order level to perform on an OASIS task order.  Subcontractors do not participate in the initial award process....Read More
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    Since releasing the OASIS Business Case, the most frequent questions we receive at GSA are about strategic sourcing and how it will be applied to OASIS.  I would like to use this update to address this issue directly and clarify key issues.
     
    Last Activity: 3/11/2013 12:14 PM
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    betsey.hutton
    Hi Jim,Just wanted to clarify what you mean by a 50% SB Subcontracting Goal on the unrestricted OASIS vehicle. Does this mean that of the work that the contractor subs out (as needed/at the company's discretion) 50% must be to SB's, OR...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi Betsey and thanks for the question.  This means that of the work that gets subcontracted, 50% of that work should be going to Small Business.  Jim
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    As we get closer to the release of the draft Request for Proposals (RFP), I thought it would be a good time to discuss GSA’s “Rules of Engagement” for interaction with our Industry Partners.
     
    Last Activity: 2/25/2013 10:17 AM
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    bobfritz
    Please continue to set the pace for a new way of dealing with Industry for major solicitations. Many other agencies are stuck in the 90s, electing to host events that require travel to and from, parking, hours, expenses, and other logistics...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for your feedback, Robert. We really appreciate it.

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