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GSA reopens some bids for OASIS on-ramp

Thanks to a successful challenge at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, several unsuccessful bidders chasing the small business on-ramp for the OASIS contract will get another chance at winning spots on that $50 billion vehicle for professional services.

Wavelink took the General Services Administration to court after the company failed to win a spot on Pool 3, which covers professional services focused on military applications.

The judge overseeing the case found that 18 winners in Pool 3 proposed direct labor rates below the suggested range and did not provide a rationale for them, meaning Wavelink was put at a disadvantage and didn’t secure a spot.

In order to comply with the, GSA has eliminated the solicitation provisions identified by the court as problematic. That move allows the 18 companies to remain on the contract and compete for task orders. The judge ruled those companies were improperly given awards and should have been eliminated from the competition.

GSA also will review and evaluate revised proposals so it can make more awards, the agency GSA wrote in its Sam.gov notice.

So Wavelink is back in the hunt. No guarantee that they will win a spot, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t.

GSA said the awards will go out on a “rolling basis" with no exact timeline given.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jul 29, 2021 at 9:48 AM


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