The GSA is expecting big things with their new contract vehicle, the OASIS Program (One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services). The OASIS Program is projected to award several billion dollars worth of contracts to both large and small businesses through its selective process. The program is expected to generate up to $12 billion in indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity government contracts over the course of 10 years. Just recently, the GSA has announced more details about the program itself. The OASIS Program will now be made up of two different parts: a small business set-aside known as OASIS SB as well as a full and open, unrestricted procurement.
According to an online poll conducted by the GSA, the OASIS Program will choose two different names for both the large business and the small business OASIS Programs. The top three possibilities are: OASIS Enterprise/OASIS Small Business, OASIS AB (all business)/OASIS SB, and OASIS Open/OASIS Reserved. OASIS officials like Jim Ghiloni, Director of the OASIS Program, are telling small businesses not to give up, even if they have been rejected for the program. The OASIS Program is not designed to lock out rejected vendors or keep selected vendors on the program. Ghiloni went on to state, “This program is not going to lock down in 10 years. There will be fluidity in the contractor pool over time. And if you’re not qualified when the RFP comes out, it doesn’t mean you’re locked out for 10 years.”