HCaTS Research Tools
Contract Awarded Labor Categories (CALC)
CALC tool helps federal contracting officers and others find awarded prices to use in negotiations for labor contracts. It offers ceiling prices, fully burdened costs, services data, and worldwide rates.
Discovery is a market research tool that helps you explore GSA services contracts, vendors, and vendor contract history to determine whether a GSA contract can meet your needs.
GSA's eBuy Open, is a web platform that provides access to all electronic Requests for Quote (RFQ) /Proposal (RFP) submitted through the GSA eBuy system from FY14 forward. A variety of data filtering, formatting and reporting features are available to analyze the data.
GSA eLibrary is your one source for the latest GSA contract award information. GSA offers unparalleled acquisition solutions to meet today's acquisition challenges. GSA's key goal is to deliver excellent acquisition services that provide best value, in terms of cost, quality and service, for federal agencies and taxpayers.
OASIS Price Estimating Tool (PET)
The OASIS Price Estimating Tool is designed to assist you in preparing the labor portion of your Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE).
The OASIS Price Estimating Tool User Guide [PDF - 1 MB], in combination with the OASIS Labor Categories Crosswalk [XLSX - 81 KB] companion document, provides detailed step-by-step instructions. For best results, the user must be familiar with the OASIS and OASIS Small Business contracts through self-study or by attending the Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) training. It is especially important to have an understanding of the Standardized Labor Categories and how they are priced.
Steps to Performance Based Acquisition (SPBA)
Performance Based Acquisition (PBA) can be daunting, and guides on the subject can easily run up to 50, 75 and even 100 pages. That can make learning PBA appear more complicated than it really is. A successful acquisition answers four questions: what do I need, when do I need it, who needs to get it to me, and how do I know it's good when I get it?
This guide, geared toward the greater acquisition community (especially program offices), breaks down performance-based service acquisition into eight steps. Within the steps you will find information, references, examples, best practices and templates. The steps cover each aspect of a performance-based acquisition and are recommended to be followed in order. However, you may wish to jump straight to the step on which you are working or that which is of most importance to the work you are doing.