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    OASIS Blogger
    Today, GSA, our customers, and our industry partners have much to celebrate -- two years ago, GSA awarded OASIS and OASIS SB to provide federal agencies a flexible and innovative solution for their complex professional services requirements. So, join us in saying Happy Birthday OASIS!  Over 1,300 Delegation of Procurement Authorities (DPA) awarded to date
     
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    Last Activity: 11/7/2017 11:18 AM
    in Professional Services Category, OASIS Interact Community
     
    JNof
    I realize this is an old post, but I am not sure where a more appropriate place would be to ask a question on this.  In reviewing the MOU between GSA and the Air Force (effective 19 DEC 2013), section 2 of the MOU states that the "CAF shall be...Read More
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    Stephanie Kenitzer
    Register now for these professional services-related November webinars including an industry briefing on the government wide Professional Services Category; Office Hours for the federal acquisition workforce on using GSA Schedules to obtain civilian contract audit support services; an Acquisition Gateway webinar for the federal community featuring the just released beta version of Steps to Performance Based Acquisition; and Delegation of Procurement Authority for the OASIS and HCaTS contracts.
     
    Total Views : 1,635
    Last Activity: 11/2/2017 8:04 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    Stephanie Kenitzer
    The governmentwide Professional Services category has officially launched a beta version of Steps to Performance-Based Acquisition (SPBA), a new digital application that presents the performance-based acquisition process in easy steps, complete with samples and examples, templates and other resources to make PBA more collaborative, performance-oriented, and team-focused.
     
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    Last Activity: 11/1/2017 6:56 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    Stephanie Kenitzer
    Throughout the month of October, the government-wide Professional Services Category will be shining a “spotlight” on Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), an industry best practice that is gaining momentum by the federal government. The spotlight includes a webinar on Reverse Industry Days and a series of articles from SRM specialists at federal agencies across government, including overviews, a Government Accountability Office case, and a detailed breakdown of a recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reverse industry day.
     
    Total Views : 2,377
    Last Activity: 10/11/2017 11:17 AM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    Stephanie Kenitzer
    The Civilian Contract Audit Services Working Group, made up of representatives from more than 13 federal agencies and co-led by GSA and the FAA, is seeking industry feedback on a Civilian Contract Audit Services Ordering Guide.
     
    Total Views : 1,850
    Last Activity: 10/3/2017 6:27 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    Stephanie Kenitzer
    Start the new fiscal year off strong with these Professional Services and Human Capital related training webinars in October.
     
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    Last Activity: 10/2/2017 3:31 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    Zachary Lerner
    NSF International, an American product testing, inspection and certification organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan,
     
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    Last Activity: 9/25/2017 12:00 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    Stephanie Kenitzer
    With the increased demand for identity protection services and the evolving needs of our customer agencies, the GSA's Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories has redefined Special Item Number (SIN) 520-20 as its official Data Breach Response and Identity Protection Services (IPS) SIN on the Professional Services Schedule.
     
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    Last Activity: 9/20/2017 4:03 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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    Dan Briest
        Brad and I answer many customer agency questions. One of the questions we receive often is on the subject of brief explanations and debriefings. Question: I know unsuccessful vendors aren't entitled to a debriefing after an award of a MAS order. They are only entitled to brief explanations which can be as simple as a quick phone call or short email. I remember some discussion on this issue, but can't find it on the blog site. What information is required, by ordering activities, to divulge in brief explanations to unsuccessful vendors?
     
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    Last Activity: 9/5/2017 3:01 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
    maryboehmerichards
    My question would be - who has to give the brief explanation?  Does the notification to the unsuccessful bidders from GSA with an explanation of why they didn't win suffice as a brief explanation or does the brief explanation have to be done by...Read More
    Dan Briest
    Hi Mary, A couple of good questions there.The first question is in reference to what party provides notification to unsuccessful offerors.  That is always going to be done by the ordering agency.  Not GSA. This function can be completed...Read More
    rfburke
    My question is if the decision is made for a NO AWARD, can any solicited offeror request a "brief explanation" on the basis of award? I ask because if a NO AWARD is issued, the basis of award does not exist.Can a NO AWARD decision be protested...Read More
    Brad deMers
    rfburke,Thank you so much for making time to post an interesting question.  Indeed you are semantically correct that FAR 8.405-2(d)’s requirement for a brief explanation does not cover a “NO AWARD” decision as an award does not...Read More
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    Stephanie Kenitzer
    Procurement Strategy Boards and Solicitation Review Boards help agencies conduct meaningful discussions about requirements, solicitation structure, procedures and process, and contract administration. Mark your calendar for this webinar to learn how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented Procurement Strategy Boards and Solicitation Review Boards to ensure that contracts are effective, low risk, have a high probability of satisfying mission requirements, and are efficiently executed.
     
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    Last Activity: 7/26/2017 5:39 PM
    in Professional Services Category
     
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