OASIS and OASIS Small Business
OASIS, OASIS Small Business (SB), and OASIS 8(a) are family of Governmentwide multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts that provide flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services.
An SBA designation for businesses that meet size standards set for each NAICS code. Most manufacturing companies with 500 employees or fewer, and most non-manufacturing businesses with average annual receipts under $7.5 million, will qualify as a small business. See Title 13 Part 121.201 of the Code of Federal Regulations for more information
- OASIS Unrestricted is a Full and Open contract
- OASIS Small Business is a 100 percent Small Business Set-Aside contract (FAR 19.502) with the ability to do Socio-Economic Set-Asides (FAR 19.8 thru FAR 19.15) at the task order level
- OASIS 8(a) were developed to provide the 8(a) community expanded access to the OASIS Best-in-Class contract program while creating more options for federal agencies to meet their 8(a) business development program goals through both competitive 8(a) set-asides and 8(a) directed task order awards.
An SBA program that helps provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities that meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a small business.
- Not already have participated in the 8(a) program.
- Be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are economically and socially disadvantaged.
- Be owned by someone whose personal net worth is $750,000 or less.
- Be owned by someone whose average adjusted gross income for three years is $350,000 or less.
- Be owned by someone with $6 million or less in assets.
- Have the owner manage day-to-day operations and also make long-term decisions.
- Have all its principals demonstrate good character.
- Show potential for success and be able to perform successfully on contracts.
See Title 13 Part 124 of the Code of Federal Regulations for more information.
The OASIS contracts:
- Provide a single solution for complex requirements
- Support multiple technical disciplines and mission spaces
- Support commercial and non-commercial acquisition
- Support all contract types, including hybrids and cost-reimbursement, at the task order level
- Allow ancillary support components, commonly referred to as Other Direct Costs (ODC), at the task order level
- Have no program ceiling, a five-year base and one five-year option a benefit to long-term planning for complex program requirements
The core disciplines/scopes of the contracts include:
- Program management services;
- Management consulting services;
- Logistics services;
- Engineering services;
- Scientific services; and
- Financial services.
Examples of core disciplines/scope of what can be procured [PDF - 166 KB]
- Commercial and non-commercial services;
- CONUS and OCONUS requirements;
- Classified and unclassified services; and
- Ancillary Support necessary to deliver a total solution, such as:
- ODCs; or
- Hybrid of any of the above;
- Designated Best-in-Class (BIC) solution helping agencies meet their spend under management goals; and
- Download this OASIS BIC profile [PDF - 167 KB].
- Span 28 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes and 6 NAICS Code Exceptions under the economic subsector 541
The standard federal agencies use to classify business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
Review the OASIS and OASIS SB Master Contracts.
Download this snapshot of the OASIS pools [PDF - 220 KB].
Through the use of OASIS SB, customer agencies receive small business credit, and it supports competition, even in socioeconomic categories.
- Agencies can plan socioeconomic set asides to meet their goals and support 8(a), HUBZone, and SDVOSB.
OASIS facilitates agency management of its SB program and goals through awards in every SB category, including socioeconomics and provides business intelligence on SB performance via dashboards.
- Agencies can reserve task orders for exclusive competition among SB categories, including:
- HUBZone SB concerns
- 8(a) business development participants
- Service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns
- Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concerns; and
- Women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns eligible under the Women-Owned SB Program.
Download this one page OASIS Fact Sheet [PDF - 507 KB] and this Comparison [PDF - 145 KB] of OASIS and Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) - Professional Services Category to learn more about GSA's professional services offerings.
Long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial firms providing federal, state, and local government buyers access to more than 11 million commercial products and services at volume discount pricing. Also called schedules or federal supply schedules.
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