After much anticipation over the past several months, the GSA’s One Acquisition for Integrated Services (OASIS) released the first RFPs (Request for Proposal) on FedBizOpps (FBO.gov). The beautiful thing about the OASIS program is that it has two different programs. The first is designed for large/corporate businesses that have a vast amount of experience bidding on contracts and know a thing or two about the federal marketplace. The second part of the OASIS program is the OASIS SB (small business), which has been designed for properly registered small business contractors. This program was created as a 10 year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, which has already been projected to be a multi-billion dollar contract vehicle.
Currently, the OASIS Program does not have a posted ceiling sum for their recently announced contract. Each contract will be awarded based on quality of work rather than the lowest bidder in an effort to make sure government projects produce the best possible outcome. The first OASIS RFPs can be viewed at FBO.gov and have posted a September 17th deadline for interested contractors to apply. Ghiloni, Director of the OASIS Program, stated, “If there is as much demand as we’re hearing, this [OASIS] could take off, and I don’t want to have to redo it in four years because we didn’t anticipate success.”