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    OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Partners, I am very pleased to announce the release of the OASIS Draft RFPs, which I know all of you have been eagerly awaiting for quite some time.
     
    Last Activity: 6/11/2013 2:40 PM
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    Jenifer A Fisch
    Hi Jim.I have a process question for you. On February 20, you posted "rules of engagement", one of which indicated that GSA would designate a brief time period during which you will again entertain one-on-one meetings with interested Industry...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Hi Jenifer, we posted a blog today that I think will answer your questions about the feedback process.  If you have further questions after examining that blog, please let us know.  Jim
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    OASIS Blogger
    We are past Memorial Day, almost into summer, and have moved even closer to release of the Final RFPs for OASIS and OASIS SB.  I wanted to provide a quick update to everyone on where we are in the process.
     
    Last Activity: 6/11/2013 1:34 PM
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    MAS Blogger
    Check out the Winter 2013 edition of GSA’s MarkeTips, a quarterly publication that highlights GSA programs and projects and how they can benefit our customers. In this quarter’s issue, MarkeTips focuses on how GSA supports OCONUS activities-- federal agencies that operate outside the contiguous U.S. Learn how GSA’s OCONUS capabilities, alignment, and staff locations can help federal agencies accomplish their OCONUS-related work.
     
    Last Activity: 6/6/2013 4:47 PM
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    Dan Briest
        We have recently received multiple requests for the proper way to handle Termination for the Government’s convenience, as well as what costs are allowable. Well, here I go without further ado! The termination will be IAW FAR Part 8.406-5, terminations for convenience.   8.406-5 -- Termination for the Government’s Convenience.
     
    Last Activity: 6/6/2013 4:44 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    Brad Powers
      Yes.  Or to be more accurate, I don’t see any reason why not.  There is certainly nothing in regulation or policy I am aware of which would preclude the inclusion of TDLs/TIs in a Schedule task order.  So for those of you who are familiar with the concept and have established procedures/formats I would say, “go for it!” 
     
    Last Activity: 6/5/2013 12:36 PM
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  • OASIS Blogger's picture
    OASIS Blogger
    We here on the OASIS Team put a lot of thought into the Highest Technically Rated with Acceptable Pricing approach, as well as our objective, quantitative scoring methodology.
     
    Last Activity: 6/5/2013 11:54 AM
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    Ron Kubacki
    Jim,Will GSA consider adding capabilities/certifications not in the current Draft RFP?  Some DOD clients should be interested in one or more of the following:Export licensingITAR knowledge and experienceState Department/DOD Foreign Military...Read More
    Dimorris
    Jim- At industry day, your presentation mentioned that "You know GSA's view on teaming?" Is the GSA encouraging teaming for OASIS, or would they rather see individual companies have the breadth of experience to cover all the areas? I know...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thanks for the question.  As apparent in the questions and answers, we encourage teaming at the task order level, but see very limited value in teaming at the contract level.  Jim
    rudysutherland
    OP-ED: Exploring OASIS - The "Myth of Transparency" & the working poor of federal contracting--------------------------On Thursday, May 23, 2013, Jim Ghiloni submitted a blog post titled "Exploring OASIS - The Myth of the Perfect Score...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for Op-Ed, Rudy.  I’m not sure I understand how your thoughts on pricing relate directly to my blog about the “Myth of the Perfect Score” but I do share your opinion that “low-ball” pricing is not in anyone...Read More
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Hello everyone,   At the pre-solicitation meeting held May 15, we discussed our strategy to require vendors to apply an average discount to all non market basket items within the same category.  Vendors expressed concerns with this approach because supplier mark-ups vary from item to item. One alternate solution is to further segment each category into subsets that contain products with similar mark-ups. This approach could allow vendors to offer more comparable discounts.
     
     
    stevenyudis
    Good Afternoon All,I have been thinking about this question for a few days and would like to give you my thoughts on it.I know at the meeting on May 15 sevral vendors expressed concerns with the approach of applying an average discount to their non...Read More
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Thank you for your comments.  We appreciate your feedback!
    Dave B
    From a GSA Vendor perspective, our company already provides GSA discounted pricing via our GSA schedules. As an integrated supply and logistics company, our goal is to source material and provide our customers with best pricing for trade-compliant, US...Read More
    FSSI MRO Blogger
    Thank you for your suggestion.  We appreciate your feedback!
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    FSSI MRO Blogger
    UPDATE: Registration for this event will be closed at 5 p.m. today, June 3. For those who would like to participate, please sign up as we are only sending out the meeting link to those who are registered.  
     
     
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    Dan Briest
      We often get questions from ordering agencies asking whether they can set-aside a requirement for small business. The short answer as of Nov 2011 is yes! Please follow the link here to see why: Can Schedule Orders Be Set-Aside for Small Business?
     
    Last Activity: 5/29/2013 7:44 AM
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    bradleyhill
    Can someone please send me "...sample terminology"  promised above?  Link only provides gobbledy-gook. sam  Thanks. Bradley Hill, SPSM
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    OASIS Blogger
      OASIS Members,  
     
    Last Activity: 5/22/2013 12:39 PM
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    Km6989
    You are doing excellent job...keeping us informed. Thanks.
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for the feedback. The team here appreciates it.

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