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  • OASIS Blogger
    Recap of draft solicitation questions and feedback received by the OASIS Program Office concerning the OASIS Small Business set-aside contract.
     
    Last Activity 3/25/2015 10:54 AM
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  • 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 7/26/2013 7:58 AM
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  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello, Industry Community!
     
    Last Activity 7/25/2013 1:09 PM
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    croot64
    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.
  • OASIS Blogger
    A few days ago we posted the revised RFPs which we promised at our Industry Day in mid-May.  I hope by now that you’ve had time to review the documents and look forward to your comments and feedback.  In this blog entry I’d like to discuss some of the major changes we made.
     
    Last Activity 7/25/2013 1:02 PM
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    ClayHagan
    Topic: Points for Demonstrated Relevant Experience that includes Small Business subcontracting at 50% or more on OASIS Full & Open RFP.The Small Business subcontracting goal of 50% has received a great deal of discussion across 100s of questions to...Read More
    ClayHagan
    Follow-Up to Topic: Points for Demonstrated Relevant Experience that includes Small Business subcontracting at 50% or more on OASIS Full & Open RFP.Your response was greatly appreciated.  As a follow-up to consider, we believe your pass/fail...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    We’ve designed the scoring system to be as robust as possible.  Through this collaborative process we’ve undergone with our customers and Industry, we feel as though we have dialed in a solid approach.  Of course, not everyone...Read More
    croot64
    Attachment 8 - Cost/Price Template has many labor categories that seem to span all pools.  Is there an expectation that if a company is qualified for a single pool, Pool 1 for example, that they are required to fill out Attachment 8 in its entirety...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    All Offerors shall fill out Attachment 8 in its entirety or not be eligible for award.
  • 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 7/25/2013 12:53 PM
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    thague
    Hi Jim,Can you please provide clarification on two items:H.6.10 - Security Clearance Requirements- states that individual task order proposal will include a provision to reimburse the Government for background investigations.  (As a contractor...Read More
    ccollette
    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
    croot64
    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
    Yes.
  • 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
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    Dimorris
    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?  
    mabel
    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
    ginostef
    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
  • OASIS Blogger
      One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Frequently Asked Questions:
     
    Last Activity 7/18/2013 12:11 PM
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    griffinb12
    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
  • OASIS Blogger
    The NAICS code that OASIS will be using has generated significant interest and recommendations from Industry. In response to the many comments and suggestions on this subject, the OASIS team engaged in additional extensive research. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 19.102 states:
     
    Last Activity 7/12/2013 9:09 AM
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    bjaffefedbizsb
    Do you know what the option recertification requirements will be, and what the task order certification requirements will be within the contract. For example, if we submit now as a Prime qualified under $35.5M, but then could easily have grown...Read More
    croot64
    For GSA SB OASIS can GSA reduce the requirement to one NAICS code contract reference for pool participation?
    OASIS Blogger
    We will take it under consideration.  Jim
    croot64
    Dear Jim and OASIS Team.  Although we've worked in GSA for years and have multiple contracts with multiple agencies, we work predominantly under one NAICA code.  Will GSA SB OASIS cosider reducing the requirement for NAICS code contract...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    We will take it under consideration.  Jim 
  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello Industry Community! The OASIS Draft RFPs have been released for feedback and as part of our Exploring OASIS series regarding the development of those draft RFPs, we present the background and rationale behind the OASIS Pool system.
     
    Last Activity 7/3/2013 11:04 AM
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    PMenard
    Jim,Thanks for the open communication and request for comments. I thought I originally understood the Pool concept, but now with the examples, I am confused on how they will be utilized. In example 4, how would a company with $100M in Revenue, qualify...Read More
    toby.heffernan
    Are the number of contractors awarded under one of the pools a zero sum game if/when GSA decides to on ramp contractors?  So for every contractor added to the pool must another contractor in the pool get out?  If that is the case does the...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    No.  The number of contractors within a Pool is not a zero sum game.  If companies leave a pool, we intend to replace them, but we may add additional contractors to a given pool in response to competition levels or any other situation.  ...Read More
    ClayHagan
    Will a Small Business awarded in OASIS SB Pool 3 only be allowed to bid on Task Orders released on OASIS under Pool 3?  By winning the Pool 3 OASIS SB the company has already been proven capable of priming work within the NAICS work spaces...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    No.  Ordering offices make the determination to set aside or not set aside during their acquistion planning and that guides their choice of contract.  We have received a tremendous amount of feedback from both small businesses and large...Read More
  • OASIS Blogger
    Hello, Industry Partners! Since the development phase of OASIS began, we have made significant progress and are just a few details away from releasing the draft RFPs.
     
    Last Activity 7/3/2013 11:03 AM
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    splandes
    I believe that OASIS Open and OASIS Reserved are the most descriptive of the choices so that is my vote.
    Daphne Zweifel
    I vote for OASIS Open / OASIS Reserved!
    OASIS Blogger
    Thank you for taking the time to vote. Jim
    ClayHagan
    Have you considered creating a "Pool 7: Full & Open" and then combining into a single contract named OASIS?  It appears the two Draft RFPs are virtually identical with the exception of the Scoring system, Subcontracting Plan, and...Read More
    OASIS Blogger
    We’ve considered many different approaches including that one.  There are a number of reasons that approach cannot work.  Primarily, it greatly complicates the on-ramping scenario for graduating small businesses and it would create...Read More

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