Small businesses get a piece of the $12B OASIS pie
- By Nick Wakeman
- Aug 21, 2012
The General Services Administration plans to create a separate small business contract as part of its $12 billion OASIS professional services contract.
Following the model of the GSA Alliant program, OASIS will have a full-and-open component and a small business component. Writing as the OASIS Blogger on GSA’s Interact site
, Jim Ghiloni, the contract’s program manager, said last week that two solicitations will maximize small-business participation.
The contract also will allow agencies to create specific task orders that will be competed for among specific small-business designations such as 8(a), HUBZone, service-disabled, veteran-owned, and economically disadvantaged, women-owned businesses.
The OASIS contract program is a 10-year vehicle for complex professional services. GSA officials have hinted that OASIS will allow the agency to streamline procurement processes.
Some of the services under the contract include program management and consulting, logistics, financial services and engineering services.
Ghiloni didn’t set a time table for the release of an OASIS request for proposals or a draft RFP.
Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.