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    OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Partners, As we wrap up a very busy year, I’d like to take some time to reflect on 2012 and share where we are headed in 2013.
     
    Last Activity: 1/17/2013 11:48 AM
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    dlehman12
    Jim,Is the preliminary evaluation criteria available on this site or elsewhere? Thanks.
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi Debra, the preliminary evaluation criteria is being finalized now and will be contained in the draft RFPs, which we plan to release next month.  Thanks for the question and keep monitoring our progress.  Jim
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    Industry Partners,
     
    Last Activity: 1/15/2013 5:40 PM
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    jlschneider
    I am looking for this on FBO. thanks
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello, the solicitation has not been issued yet, so there is no number.  Thanks for the question and have a great day.  Jim
    tgangi
    Why is there no pre-soliciation information within FBO?  How will busineeses know when the draft RFP/RFP has been released?  What is the communication mechanism? Thanks in advance.
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello and thanks for the questions.  There is no pre-solicitation information to be shared yet.  The draft RFPs will be issued on FBO.  That FBO announcement will direct interested parties to the OASIS email inbox and the OASIS Interact...Read More
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    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
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    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.
     
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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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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