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Air Force OASIS task faces protest challenge

The Air Force has a commitment to use the GSA OASIS contract for professional services buys and has blocked out a $5 billion program known as EPASS to manage the use of the contract.

A $50 million task order under that $5 billion program is now being protested by three losing bidders.

Odyssey Systems Consulting won the task order to provide services to the Air Force’s Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces Directorate.

The five-year task order covers 10 labor categories for professional services including acquisition security, life cycle logistics, engineering, and configuration and data management.

Three companies filed protests: Oasis Systems LLC, COLSA Corp., and Sumaria Systems Inc. All the companies, including Odyssey, hold spots on GSA’s OASIS small business contract.

The protests were filed between April 12 and April 18 with a due date for a decision from the Government Accountability Office coming around July 21.

While this protest will slow down this particular task order, the Air Force is very committed to OASIS. In doing research to find information on EPASS, I found that the Air Force has been issuing regular updates to industry on its schedule for task order awards.

The most recent came in early March and listed 26 awarded task orders since October with six more pending between now and November.

Dollar values aren’t included in the update, but the range of service is broad from F-16 and F-15 support to ISR sensors to propulsion.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 21, 2016 at 9:27 AM


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