The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a revised draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for its One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services “+” (OASIS+) contract vehicle. This Best-in-Class (BIC) Multi-Agency Contract (MAC) is a professional services contract valued at over $60 billion with no contract ceiling.
GSA plans to release a Final RFP for OASIS+, one of the largest and most valuable contracts expected in the next decade, in Q2 FY23.
Now is the time to finalize your partners and gather your proposal team.
This latest OASIS+ draft RFP contains all sections of the solicitation and qualification matrices for the Unrestricted and Total Small Business vehicles. The qualification matrices for all proposed socioeconomic vehicles that will be included in the final RFP will mirror the Total Small Business qualification matrices, according to GSA.
GSA made changes to its earlier draft RFP (issued in November) based on industry feedback. Some of these changes include:
- Clarified the NAICS strategy and the overall fair opportunity process.
- Updated various areas of Sections L and M.
- Clarified teaming arrangements as related to evaluation and performance.
- Updated OASIS+ subcontracting plan and goal requirements.
- Affirmed no CPARS at Master IDIQ level, but Master IDIQ Performance Management added to Section F.
- Removed the post-award Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting requirements from OASIS+ UR, remaining in compliance with the current regulatory requirements.
- Removed sustainability-related evaluation criteria for OASIS+ SB.
- Refined scope language in each of the domains.
- Adjustments made to credits on the Domain Qualification Matrices.
- Two clauses have been created for OASIS+ (and are currently under the review process), including a $250,000 minimum sales criteria clause and a cancellation clause specifically for MACs.
Qualifications Matrix and Threshold Score
Each OASIS+ Domain now has a corresponding Qualifications Matrix and qualifying threshold GSA has set the qualifying threshold for all small business and socioeconomic set-asides (e.g. small business, 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, SDVOSB) at 36 out of the available 50 credits. All Qualifying Offerors meeting or exceeding the qualification thresholds for a particular domain will be eligible for award. Domain Qualifications Matrices have been established for all seven performance area domains that cover the scope of work expected in task orders for OASIS+:
- Management and Advisory
- Technical and Engineering
- Research and Development
- Intelligence Services
- Environmental Services
There will be six different competition pools for OASIS+: Unrestricted Contract; Small Business; Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB); 8(a) Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone).
Offerors can compete in more than one category (e.g. HUBZone and Small Business), but there are restrictions. Qualifying Projects and Federal Experience Projects may not be used in more than one proposal within a single domain and solicitation. Projects used in more than one proposal in a given domain and OASIS+ solicitation will be removed from all proposals and will not be evaluated as part of any Offeror’s proposal.
With OASIS+, GSA wants to provide Government agencies with total integrated solutions for a multitude of services-based requirements on a global basis. These services requirements may call for solutions that cross multiple disciplines, include ancillary support, may be commercial and/or non-commercial, using a variety of contract types including fixed price (all types), cost reimbursement (all types), time and materials/labor hour, or a hybrid mix of contract types, according to GSA’s latest draft RFP.
GSA also released one batch of answers to bidder questions, and it expects to issue a second round of answers soon.
Submission of the OASIS+ proposals will be through the Symphony Procurement Suite (https://oasis.app.cloud.gov/), and GSA has opened the platform for early registration with the release of this draft RFP. The agency encourages potential bidders to register and use the system for asking questions and submitting feedback on the draft RFP.
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