Court of Federal Claims and GAO deny all OASIS SB protests, GSA issues Notice to Proceed
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently issued an official Notice to Proceed on its One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business (SB) contract, clearing the path forward for agencies to save taxpayer dollars and federal agency resources. The issuance of a Notice to Proceed means that federal agencies can begin using this first-of-its-kind, flexible GSA contract solution to purchase both commercial, non-commercial, multidisciplinary, and complex professional services.
Last week, both the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) dismissed several protests filed on OASIS SB allowing GSA to issue the notice.
FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe Said:
“OASIS SB has great potential to provide agencies with more flexible full-service contract vehicle options while driving down costs for the American taxpayer. The program will strengthen the federal government by minimizing contract duplication and improving efficiency, while also delivering solid benefits to the selected OASIS SB industry partners and maximizing opportunities for small businesses.”
OASIS has already become the solution of choice for some government agencies. In December, the United States Air Force committed to use OASIS SB instead of creating several of its own multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) acquisition vehicles. These efforts are estimated to be worth approximately $1.4 billion per year and use of OASIS SB will save the Air Force and taxpayers significant dollars and resources.
OASIS SB, a 100-percent small business set-aside contract, was developed in response to the government’s substantial need for a hybrid, government-wide acquisition vehicle for complex professional services requirements. The list of the 125 companies providing these services is available on FedBizOpps. To obtain more information on how to start utilizing the OASIS SB contract, visit www.gsa.gov/oasis. Details on how to request a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA), and attend mandatory training are all included for ready access.