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Army move to OASIS freezes out incumbents

The Army is moving a $500 million small business contract for missile defense support to the GSA OASIS vehicle.

While not unexpected, the move announced today could spell bad news for the four incumbents on the Space and Missile Defense Advisory and Assistance Services I contract because none of the companies hold positions on the OASIS contract.

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The work under the current contract has been significant especially for Alpha-Omega Change Engineering, which has pulled in $74.3 million in task orders since 2015, and PeopleTec Inc., which as $69.1 million in task orders, according to Deltek.

The other two incumbents are Summit Technical Solutions Inc. with $12.7 million in task order, and Boecore Inc. with $10.2 million.

Alpha-Omega was acquired by CAE USA in August, but CAE also doesn’t hold a position on OASIS. A company spokesman said that if the work is competed as a small business contract under OASIS, CAE will look for a partner to pursue the work.

Attempts to reach the other incumbents have not been unsuccessful to this point.

The shifting of work to OASIS is not surprising as GSA has aggressively marketed the professional services contract and several agencies have signed agreements to use the vehicle for their professional services needs.

The Army signed an agreement with GSA in 2015 to make OASIS their vehicle of choice for professional services, committing to putting $500 million a year through the contract.

The Space and Missile Defense Advisory and Assistance Services contract covers a broad range of work. It has 12 functional areas:

  • General Services
  • Infrastructure and Organizational Support
  • Intelligence
  • System Engineering and Integration
  • Integrated Logistics
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Operations
  • Exercise Planning and Execution
  • Training Development and Execution
  • Communications
  • Staff Support
  • Test and Evaluation

The contract is open for use by a variety of commands including Space Command, U.S. Strategic Command, Northern Command, Air Force Space Command, DARPA, Futures Command and the Naval Network and Space Operations Command.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on May 10, 2019 at 10:51 AM


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