The General Services Administration’s (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services “+” (OASIS+) will be one of the largest and most valuable contract vehicles for the next 10 years. This Best-in-Class (BIC) Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) is a professional services contract that is valued at more than $60 Billion and has no contract ceiling.
A final Request for Proposals (RFP) is expected later this year. A draft RFP is available for potential offerors to review to see how best to increase their score and prepare a complaint, compelling proposal.
Teaming with partners to provide GSA with the most robust, highest-scoring bid is a smart move. To ensure you can work with a qualified partner you will want to make sure you understand the GSA’s rules on teaming, which will avoid your proposal being rejected for noncompliance.
Who Can Bid on OASIS+?
OASIS+ has competition pools for 8(a), Small Businesses, Full and Open/Unrestricted, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), and Woman-Owned Small Businesses. In the Unrestricted pool, Other Than Small Business (OTSB), bidders MUST provide a subcontracting plan to GSA, per the draft RFP. This plan must provide set aside opportunities for Small, HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned, Veteran-Owned, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.
What Services Is GSA Looking For?
In the two competition categories issued so far in the draft RFP (Unrestricted and Small Business), there are eight Domains that offerors can apply for:
- Technical & Engineering
- Management & Advisory
- Research and Development
- Enterprise Solutions (Only available to vendors on OASIS+ Unrestricted)
Can I Submit Multiple Bids with Different Teams?
Offerors can be part of multiple OASIS+ bids, but there are some restrictions. No project may be used more than once in the same competition pool (WOSB, 8A, etc). GSA will toss out any proposals that have projects used more than once in each category.
Can I Use a Subcontractors’ Experience for Qualifying Projects?
Yes, and this is good news for those wanting to build a team that covers as many task areas as possible. Offerors can use qualifying projects from their teammates and do not have to solely rely on past performance from the Prime offeror.
How Do I Find Good Teammates?
As a business development consulting firm, we work with a wide range of businesses and can suggest great partners to help you round out your team. We also know the ins and outs of negotiating and executing agreements for partnering businesses. We are already working on OASIS+ capture, teaming, and pre-proposal efforts and can help you build the best team for proposal consideration.
OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have experience supporting large, strategic bids like OASIS+. We can provide capture and proposal teams to develop a complete, winning proposal. Or we can provide consultants on a case-by-case basis to fill gaps on your business development team. Our services related to OASIS+ consist of capture management, team identification/negotiation, proposal management, pricing support, orals coaching, proposal writing, graphics support, editing, desktop publishing, and cost volume development.
Reach out to us to discuss your bids, so we can help you develop a winning proposal.
Upcoming Bid & Proposal Academy Classes
A compliant and high-scoring proposal starts with a well-thought-out outline. This course dives into the intricacies of developing proposal outlines, annotating these outlines, preparing compliance and cross-reference matrixes, and preparing storyboards or work packages the right way. It starts with analyzing different types of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Quote (RFQ) formats to show how various customers may organize the requirements. Learn More
This class covers the spectrum of the most important topics, from preparing for a proposal effort and making a bid-no-bid decision, to orchestrating a great proposal kickoff, driving subject matter experts to produce winning content, exhibiting superb leadership and team management skills, managing conflict, setting the right expectations, optimizing proposal team performance, getting the most from the proposal color reviews, and mitigating proposal risks at every stage to reduce stress and increase your proposal’s Pwin. The course also focuses on measuring and improving cost-efficiency and effectiveness of the proposal team. Learn More
Developing a Winning Cost Volume course helps you increase your federal contract win probability. We focus on government contract evaluation, pricing fundamentals such as cost buildup and cost volume elements, price strategy, developing basis of estimate (BOE), coming up with assumptions, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), cost volume narrative, winning in lowest price technically acceptable proposals (LPTA), and much more. Learn More