FAS Unveils Draft RFPs for New Anticipated Acquisition Program
March 28, 2013
Contact: Mafara Hobson
OASIS draft RFPs ready for Industry review
WASHINGTON -- Today, the General Services Administration’s (GSA) acquisition arm, the Federal Acquisition Services (FAS) released two draft request for proposals (RFP) for a new acquisition program that fulfills the agency’s commitment to deliver better value and savings through innovation.
These draft RFPs bring the agency closer to launching the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS), a one-stop shop for both commercial and noncommercial needs designed to reduce duplication of contracting efforts across the government and provide federal agencies with comprehensive, integrated professional services contract options.
OASIS will complement GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program and provide agencies with more flexible full-service options. OASIS will also drive better outcomes for the federal government around reducing costs and expenses, improving operating efficiency and increasing focus on socioeconomic contracting goals.
To better serve federal and industry partners and maximize opportunities for small businesses, OASIS is divided into two contracts: OASIS is an unrestricted contract that includes 50 percent small business subcontracting goals; and OASIS Small Business is a small business set-aside contract.
“Ensuring full participation from our industry and agency partners in the development of this new acquisition is a priority for GSA’s OASIS team,” said FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe. “OASIS is a great example of how FAS makes agencies more effective at what they do by providing expertise, management and optimal acquisition solutions.”
Earlier this year, FAS’ OASIS team invited industry to provide feedback on a variety of important issues via White Paper format and met with more than 60 responders in one-on-one sessions in order to ensure comprehensive contracting options for federal partners. This feedback was taken into consideration as the team finalized the Draft RFP for both contracts. GSA will continue to solicit agency participation throughout the OASIS development process. For more information, or to view the draft RFP and provide comments, visit the OASIS Industry Group on GSA Interact.