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  • OASIS Blogger's picture
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello, Industry! The next blog you hear from me, hopefully very soon, will announce the release of the final RFPs.  In fact, that blog has already been written.  So, much like “Let It Be” was recorded before “Abbey Road” but released afterwards, I will post these final thoughts in a not-final blog.  (Yes, I did just implicitly compare this blog to the Beatles oeuvre.  I apologize to the Fab Four!) 
    Last Activity: 7/31/2013 3:58 PM
    in OASIS Interact Community
    Beth Gentry
    Jim - Would the government consider changing the 5 years prior to the solicitation closing date for relevant project completion to 5 years prior to the posting of the draft RFP? That allows contractors to be sure that their project will meet the 5 year...Read More
    In relation to Minimum requirements for relevant experience projects, you state that at least one relevant experience project must have reported a NAICS code in the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG) that corresponds directly to a...Read More
    Absolutely agree that the degree of interaction between GSA and industry has been phenomenal. All avenues of "discussion" has increased the quality of the product and has given industry clear guidance on every aspect of the procurement....Read More
  • OASIS Blogger's picture
    OASIS Blogger
    We’ve been receiving feedback on the revised OASIS draft solicitations and we want to thank everyone for their diligence in helping us make the solicitations clearer, better, and stronger.  We feel, and we have heard your feedback, that releasing the draft solicitations and collaborating on ideas has been beneficial to everyone involved in the process.
    Last Activity: 7/26/2013 2:19 PM
    in OASIS Interact Community
    1.    Reference Page 109, L5.3 Volume 3 Relevant Experience Project NAICS Code in Section H.4.2.1. This criterion disadvantages the Government because many relevant projects either do not have an assigned NAICS code or the single NAICS...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Comment: 1.    Reference Page 109, L5.3 Volume 3 Relevant Experience Project NAICS Code in Section H.4.2.1. This criterion disadvantages the Government because many relevant projects either do not have an assigned NAICS code or the single...Read More
    In section L.5.3.1 Minimum Requirements for Relevant Experience Projects, there is a statement that "the Offeror must submit Five (5) distinct relevant experience projects...".  If we were awarded and performed a contract that was from 10/...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    I have a comment regarding Section L.5.3.1 of the draft RFP, regarding pool qualification.  NAICS Code 562910, Environmental Remediation Services with a 500 person size standard, is assigned to procurements that are "...composed of activities...Read More
  • Luis Medina's picture
    Luis Medina
    Please let us know about any technical functions that may be improved or refined on the site.
    Last Activity: 7/25/2013 2:25 PM
    in All about Interact!
    Er... are there any?
    Ray Taylor
    I just signed onto gsa, for the purpose of establishing a IDQ contract. I'm not sure where to go from here! Any comments that could send me in the right direction?   
    This is not user friendly--especially using vdi (teleworking)!  If you need to go back to take a test over again, you must log out and in again.  Then the password does not work.  Very time-consuming! And there's no place to go for...Read More
  • OASIS Blogger's picture
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello, Industry Community!
    Last Activity: 7/25/2013 1:09 PM
    in OASIS Interact Community
    I was under the impression that the OASIS Large and OASIS SB would come out under different timeframes instead of both on the same day.  Is the still the case or will both come out together?
    OASIS Blogger
    The contracts will be issued and awarded together.  We have maintained this from the beginning.
  • Paul J Morris's picture
    Paul J Morris
    Date:           July 24, 2013 Start Time:  11:00 a.m. ET End Time:   12:00 p.m. ET GSA has launched its government managed Reverse Auction Platform. It went live July 1, 2013, and is ready for use. This training will provide users of the system information on the benefits of using reverse auctioning to obtain quotes, prices paid data and level 3 agency spend data. It will also take users through the auction process utilizing the tool and offer a question and answer session.
    Last Activity: 7/24/2013 10:52 PM
    in Events & Training
    Lori O'Connor
    One suggestion for the new GSA auction platform would be to enable GSA contract holders to view available auctions right from their ebuy page as opposed to having to log out from ebuy and then log back into the auction site. This feature would save time...Read More
  • OASIS Blogger's picture
    OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Community! We’d like to thank everyone for all the questions, comments, and suggestions that we have received regarding the OASIS SB draft solicitation.  While the process is still ongoing, we wanted to share some decisions with you that we have made in response to the feedback we have received.  Specific details will be provided in an updated version of the draft solicitation, but the following are general descriptions of the changes:
    Last Activity: 7/19/2013 10:52 AM
    in OASIS Interact Community
    Do companies have to have past performance in ALL of the core disciplines, or can they respond to the RFP with past performance in only some of the core disciplines?  
    Jim, Appreciate your collacoration and wanted to clarify acceptability of relevant experience projects under the small business competition.  Section L.5.3.1 states that "A relevant experient 'project' is defined as a...single task...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Any individual order placed under an IDIQ contract that meets the dollar threshold and integration requirements may be used as an individual Relevant Experience project.  Now, be advised, since we allow for a collective IDIQ contract to count for...Read More
    Hi Jim - on the revised draft for the unrestricted contract - is it GSA's intent to award up to 40 on each of the six pools? A bit confused by the size and # of employee stipulations that don't appear to apply to a large prime. Thanks - your...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    The size standards matter for the unrestricted contract because they impact small business subcontracting.  If a company of 1400 employees and $50M in annual revenue receives a subcontract on a task order issued against OASIS Pool 1, it would not...Read More
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    OASIS Blogger
      One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Frequently Asked Questions:
    Last Activity: 7/18/2013 12:11 PM
    in OASIS Interact Community
    I had a question about how companies will be on-ramped.   Will it just be the next company ranked after the original cut-off or will the overall rankings be reevaluated before selecting who gets the open slot?  For example, if we receive...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    The correct answer depends on what kind of on-ramp you are talking about.  For all on-ramps, Offerors will have to submit a new proposal when the on-ramp is conducted.  Your rank on the initial competition is irrelevant. For an open-season...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    The correct answer depends on what kind of on-ramp you are talking about.  For all on-ramps, Offerors will have to submit a new proposal when the on-ramp is conducted.  Your rank on the initial competition is irrelevant. For an open-season...Read More
    Camila Anderson
    Hello-I also have a question regarding the on-ramps. We are aware that both Draft RFPs are anticipating on-ramps; however, some of our folks attended MAGIC and they heard that on-ramps are most likely to open on the small business side and that the...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    We anticipate utilizing on-ramps on both contracts.  Jim
  • Brad Powers's picture
    Brad Powers
      This is a frequently asked question we cover to some extent in our standard Using GSA Schedules for Professional Services seminar but our friends at the Department of Interior recently pointed out during one of our seminar sessions that there exists no discussion on this topic online (or at least nothing they could find).  Well, I can’t find it either!
    Last Activity: 7/17/2013 7:13 PM
    in Professional Services Category
    Can you comment specifically on FAR Clause 52.237-3, Continuity of Service. Is this talking about the GSA Schedule Contract or is it meant to be applicable to the Task Order. I'm thinking it's highly unlikely to have any services being provided under the...Read More
    There is a pretty good discussion of the flow down of clauses and provision from the MAS schedule to the task order here on GSA interact: https://interact.gsa.gov/wiki/adding-provisionsclauses-rfqs Basically, the offeror/quoter has...Read More
    Steve Sizemore
    Just a bit more information on Dan's response to alldal above.  52.237-3 is incorporated by reference into the Schedules and would automatically flow down to the order if needed.  I do agree that it would have no effect at the contract...Read More
    Consistent with the goal of offering a contractor's most favored customer pricing, can an individual Task Order issued against a GSA Schedule deviate from the Master Schedule with regard invoice prompt payment terms ?  Specifically, the...Read More
    Brad deMers
    sidabey,A Prompt Payment Discount shown in the GSA FSS Contract ALWAYS apply to the TO, otherwise it has no meaning.  The Prompt Payment Discount is in addition to and completely separate from any other discount offered at the TO level.  In...Read More
  • MAS Blogger's picture
    MAS Blogger
    GSA launched it's Reverse Auction Platform on July 1, 2013.   This webinar training will provide the GSA vendor community information on the benefits of using GSA's Reverse Auction Platform and how to utilize the platform to bid on auctions released by Buyers. Webinar will take vendors through the auction process and then offer a question and answer session.   More information:
    Last Activity: 7/17/2013 9:41 AM
    in Events & Training
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  • Hassan Harris's picture
    Hassan Harris
    GSA reverse auction platform went live on July 1, 2013.  The following agencies have leveraged the platform so far:  GSA Department of NAVY Department of Health and Human Services Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Army  Department of Homeland Security.  
    Last Activity: 7/16/2013 1:02 PM
    Hassan Harris
    The following training is being offered this week.    Training for Buyers (July 10, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET): http://gsa.gov/portal/content/119948 Training for Vendors (July 11, 2013, 10:00 a.m. ET): http://gsa.gov/portal/content...Read More


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