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GSA lays out OASIS on-ramp award timeline as more protests hit

The General Services Administration has laid out a preliminary timeline on how it will make awards as part of the on-ramp process for its OASIS professional services contract vehicle.

GSA has already made two blocks of awards for Pool 1 of OASIS’ small business track, with the first phase to 40 companies in November and most recently the second to 89 firms in February.

In an update on its Interact page, GSA said it expects to make the third phase of Pool 1 SB awards in March and the fourth and final group in April. Pool 1 covers very broad professional services.

That will be followed by a very busy period of planned awards in the second quarter of this calendar year. During that time, GSA intends to make source selections for Pools 3 and 4 of OASIS SB; plus for Pools 1, 3 and 4 of the unrestricted track.

Pool 3 is focused on the military. Pool 4 covers nanotechnology, biotech and other life sciences.

GSA will also establish 8(a) sub-pools under each OASIS SB pool with task order history during the second calendar quarter.

At the same time, five companies have filed protests against their elimination from the on-ramp competition to join OASIS’ small business track and think they should still be considered for an award.

Two more disappointed bidders filed protests this week in People, Technology and Processes LLC and Federal Miracle Tech LLC. They join three protesters already in the fray in Digiscient Corp, NetCentric Technology and Technology, Automation & Management Inc.

Decisions from the Government Accountability Office on those are expected between June 3 and June 10, according to the protest docket.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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