Welcome to the Professional Service Category (PSC) Community. Of GSA’s 17 categories of spend under our new Category Management initiative, Professional Services is one of the largest -- supporting federal agencies in their acquisition and management of approximately $61 billion in services annually. This community provides a forum for ongoing dialogue between GSA’s industry partners and the federal acquisition community. Through this forum GSA wants to expand the conversation with all stakeholders. We seek a collaborative, timely and informative exchange of information, opinions and advice. We also encourage you to join the OASIS and Multiple Award Schedules communities or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding our Professional Services contract vehicles.
As part of GSA’s work to improve the Multiple Awards Schedule program and usability of its Schedules, GSA is establishing a single Schedule contract solely for professional services. This initiative will allow Federal agencies to procure complete solutions for commercial professional service requirements using one contract, instead of eight, and will position GSA to continue to improve the quality and pricing of its contracts.
GSA’s PES, AIMs, FABs, MOBIS, Language, Environmental and Logworld Schedules remain available for use and will, in effect, transfer to the Professional Services Schedule (PSS) on October 1, 2015, when the PSS becomes available for use.
The professional services team here at GSA has had a busy year and, as with our other initiatives, we are making good progress improving engagement with our industry partners. As part of this work, I am happy to announce that we are making another important improvement by appointing Kathy Jocoy as the professional service’s industry liaison.
Last year, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) began a comprehensive initiative to review how to better support federal agencies with their acquisition needs. We analyzed the basics: how, who, and where agencies buy goods and services; our agency customers’ collective requirements; and, what our customer agencies are asking and expecting of GSA. Initial conclusions made from this work confirmed what many have known:
Effective March 16, 2015, the Services Ordering Solutions Interact community was renamed the Professional Services Category Interact community to better represent the broad spectrum of professional services solutions.
The OASIS team is very pleased to share that GSA has secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States Army to use the OASIS and OASIS Small Business Contract Vehicles. A signing ceremony attended by GSA and Army leadership was held on Monday, March 16th, at GSA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
One of the key initiatives under the Professional Services Category is to improve our contract offerings including the usability of the Multiple Awards Schedule. Currently there are over 4,400 professional services contracts across eight Schedules.