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On-Ramp Underway for GSA OASIS SB Pool 1–Teams Now Welcome!

When the General Services Administration (GSA) released the RFP for Pool 1 on OASIS SB last month, it contained a welcome surprise. In a major change, GSA is now allowing teams to bid for spots on the multi-billion dollar, government-wide professional services contract vehicle. Pool 1 is the most popular pool on OASIS – its […]

Fighting Fraud Losses with Internal Controls

Most medical practitioners would describe the focus of their practice as providing quality medical care to their patients. For many small office practices, patient care is the main focus of the physician’s activities, relying on the office staff to handle all the details of day-to-day business operations. The small office environment may have a close […]

GSA Announces On-Ramping for Two OASIS Unrestricted Pools

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that it would be opening two pools on its OASIS Unrestricted vehicle for on-ramping. Bloomberg Government reports that GSA will issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for both Pool 2, which covers Financial Services and Social Sciences, and Pool 6, which covers Research and Development in Aircraft, at the […]

Industry Feedback Requested on Professional Services Category Strategic Plan for a Collaborative Supplier Relationship Model

GSA is soliciting comments on the FY16 governmentwide Professional Services Category Strategic Plan and feedback about how to engage with industry moving forward. GSA has a leadership role in this category because the Governmentwide Professional Service Category Manager, who has primary responsibility for the category, is GSA Region 10 Commissioner Tiffany Hixson. The plan, shared […]

5 Tools for Securing Better Pricing On Your Next GSA Schedule Purchase

One of the most common criticisms of the GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program is that the pricing on schedule contracts just isn’t competitive. Whether justified or not, the perception of high pricing is pervasive. In fact, the Department of Defense issued a class deviation to the FAR obligating its contracting officers to make a […]

DHS Commits $250M a Year to GSA’s OASIS – Are You Preparing to On-Ramp?

When a new government-wide contract vehicle comes onto the scene, contractors face the difficult decision of whether to expend precious bid and proposal resources on an unproven contract. GSA’s OASIS proved especially thorny in this respect – here was a brand new ‘hybrid’ contract for complex, integrated professional services that seemingly overlapped with GSA’s Multiple […]

GSA PSS Webinar Follow-up: Questions? Aronson Answers

As a follow-up to Aronson’s webinar on “GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS) Impacts on Task Orders and BPAs,” Aronson LLC government contracting experts Shawne Carroll and Joel Emmerich have prepared answers to several attendee questions:  Would you clarify the procedure for companies that want to offer independent services (IT70, 03FAC or 738X) versus complete solutions […]

UPDATE Four 7/22/13: Is GSA OASIS Right for Your Company? Draft RFP Revisions Out, Final RFP Coming Soon!!

UPDATE 4 (7/22/13): In response to the questions and suggestions received from industry and government in response to its initial draft RFPs, GSA released revised OASIS and OASIS SB draft RFPs in late June. There have been some major changes to the solicitation requirements that may impact your selection of projects for relevant experience and […]

OASIS Draft RFP Series, #2 Relevant Experience and Past Performance

UPDATE 7/23/13: This post is now out-of-date. Please see the most current post on this topic here. UPDATE 5/17/13: GSA has posted the OASIS Industry Day presentations to the Interact site. Based on the contents, there have been some confirmed and proposed changes regarding relevant experience and past performance: Evaluation points will be awarded in […]