The OASIS and OASIS SB programs are truly a breath of fresh air in our current clouded procurement process.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
The General Services Administration's (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services or better known as the OASIS Program will provide numerous opportunities for registered businesses in government contracting. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third party registration firm is helping businesses prepare for the OASIS program by registering and migrating their business into the new procurement database of System for Award Management (SAM). As well as registering businesses in all of the other required databases in order to be eligible for government contracts and the OASIS program.
The GSA has just released two draft RFPs for both the OASIS and the OASIS SB (Small Business) Programs, which are now available to bid on at FBO.gov. The OASIS program is designed to be a multiple-award program for IT-related professional services. The program is solutions-based so it is designed to choose the most qualified businesses for each specific contract and not just based on the lowest bid.
GSA is currently hosting an OASIS Industry Community, which allows contractors to interact with GSA members and discuss details of the soon to be released program. The GSA just announced that the first OASIS draft RFPs (request for proposal) are now available at FBO.gov to start bidding on. However, it is required that a business is properly registered in System for Award Management, which requirers a DUNS number, CAGE code, and TIN number in order to be registered to accept government contracts. US Federal Contractor Registration registers businesses in SAM.gov and other procurement databases in order to receive these required numbers/codes to start bidding on federal contracts. The GSA is still in the process of drafting other OASIS contracts for registered federal contractors.
Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration stated in an interview with Governmentcontractingtips.com how thrilled he was about the new release of both the OASIS and OASIS SB solicitation drafts commenting, “From the very second the GSA proposed this OASIS program I have been attracted to the concept like a bee to honey. I love the fact that the procurement officers behind these OASIS contracts base their procurement decisions around a solution-based program. I have always felt that if you have the best qualifications for the job you should be awarded the contract. If the person who places the lowest bid always wins, it can lead to poor quality work and other problems. This program fixes that entire concept! The OASIS and OASIS SB programs are truly a breath of fresh air in our current clouded procurement process.”