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  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Partners, 
     
    Last Activity: 11/26/2012 4:41 PM
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    gclarke
    In order to be eligible for an OASIS award, are companies required to have an existing GSA Schedule contract?
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello and thanks for the question. OASIS is open to competition from all interested contractors.  There is no prerequisite to hold an existing GSA Schedule contract and OASIS will not be a Schedule contract.  Thanks again for the question... JimRead More
  • 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
  • Luis Medina
    How do we use Wiki technology to collaborate?  It is intended to allow various group members to edit a web page collaboratively.  In order to make the best use of this technology it is important to understand some of the basic commands used when editing a Wiki. ==Formatting of Text== You may use apostrophes ( ' ) to make text bold, italic, or bold and italic.  2 apostrophes ( " ) make the text "italic" 3 apostrophes ( '" ) make the text "'bold'" 5 apostrophes ( ""' ) make the text ""'bold and italicized""'
     
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  • Luis Medina
    Group Members: As you may be aware, this site was launched in its Beta version a number of weeks ago.  In an effort to identify business topics that might benefit from the use of social media/collaboration technology, the interact team identified "Sustainability in the Government" as a natural contender. 
     
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  • wingatec
    Thanks to Jim and Charley for assisting in getting the new ITCD up on GSA Interact
     
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  • Debbie Clark
    I am testing this tool for the purpose of creating a repository of documents for the Connections II program office and contractors as well as a blog area for a special interest group of the same parties. Debbie Clark
     
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  • OASIS Blogger
    Greetings OASIS Community! Today, I’d like to provide a general update on where we are and what’s coming up for OASIS. On June 11, the OASIS team asked Industry members to provide feedback on a variety of important issues via white paper. On behalf of all of us here, I’d like to thank all of the companies that took the time to respond to our request. Frankly, we were overwhelmed and thrilled with the response.
     
    Last Activity: 8/21/2012 6:28 PM
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    cusatice
    Jim, thank you so much for the update. My business did not submit a white paper, however, we are interested in learning more about the OASIS program. Although I do not have access to the MAX OMB portal, I would like to see the draft RFP when it is...Read More
    Good
    Jim, It would help our planning and budgeting process to have an update target month for the DRFP release. Is this possible?
    OASIS Blogger
     Hi Herb, and thank you very much for your question.  As was presented at EXPO and again recently at the MAGIC Conference, the anticipated timeline for release of the Draft RFP is late Summer 2012.  The OASIS Team is working...Read More
    kjones
    Jeff Koses presentation on July 26 at the MAGIC Conference mentions a limited number of awards based on best in class and best value determination. Can you tell us how many awards are planned for the full and open and SB? Thanks.
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi there.  The Government has no predetermined number of awards that it plans to make.  We will award on a best value basis and there is no way to determine how many awards might be issued until proposals are received and evaluated. Jim

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