St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
The GSA several months ago decided to create a contracting vehicle called the OASIS Program that would act as a 10-year indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract. After a number of problems, the OASIS Program was rescheduled twice due to contractor issues and the government shutdown. However, after long last it has finally been released. Since its release, 123 small business contracts have been awarded. The OASIS program is essentially made up of two parts, small business and general (large business). The OASIS small business (SB) contract will be used to maximize the efforts put forth for small business federal set-asides. This is to help increase the federal procurement 23% small business goal.
Tom Sharpe, Commissioner of the GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service stated, “We created OASIS SB to meet the growing demand for a hybrid, government-wide acquisition vehicle that maximizes opportunities for small businesses. We believe that the large pool of awardees will provide government with access to highly skilled small businesses through a contract that is not only cost effective, but also efficient and streamlined for easier use by federal agencies looking to purchase complex professional services."
The market for all of the OASIS Program’s services is predicted to be up to $60 billion per year according to Deltek, a federal research firm based out of Herndon, Virginia. The OASIS SB contract will be available for bid under the following trades: logistic services, IT services, engineering services, financial management services and scientific trades and services. The DoD along with the United States Air Force has even signed an agreement to use the OASIS Program for professional services as of this past December. Businesses must first receive their Dun & Bradstreet number and become registered in System for Award Management (SAM.gov) in order to begin bidding on OASIS and OASIS SB contracts.
The Georgia Tech Procurement Technical Assistance Center “estimates that a high percentage of the 600,000 firms presently registered in SAM.gov have errors in their records. The mistakes range from misspelled words to empty data fields, to incomplete entries, to selection of incorrect procurement codes, and other flaws. As a result, these vendors miss-out on government contract opportunities either because they are screened out for not exhibiting attention to detail or because of incomplete information they cannot be identified by government buyers.” That is why US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest and most trusted third party registration firm has been helping businesses well before the inception of SAM with their government registration.
Wikipedia recognizes US Federal Contractor Registration for being a valuable resource for businesses registering in SAM and bidding on government contracts. The online encyclopedia states, “US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is the world’s largest third party registration that has registered over 60,000 businesses in System for Award Management (SAM) in order to become properly registered government contractors; and work for the government. USFCR’s professional track record and second-to-none customer service has featured them as a highly creditable contracting source according to the Washington Post, FOX News and Washington Business Journal. US Federal Contractor Registration gives small businesses access to the same tools and strategies used by Fortune 500 companies contracting with the government.”
US Federal Contractor Registration has registered private sector businesses such as McGraw Hill, HP, Wells Fargo, Xerox, GoodWill, Dixie, UPS, Heinz, Sheraton Hotels, Marriott, Westin, Interstate Oil, CITI, and Coldwell Banker. As well as academic institutions and colleges like NYC, Northwestern, Oxford, Southwestern, and Mercer. Numerous federal agencies like US Army, US Navy, Veteran Affairs and United States Department of Agriculture have also had their government paperwork facilitated by US Federal Contractor Registration Case Managers.
If your business is not currently registered in SAM or you are an already existing member, call our Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 Ext 1 to schedule a free federal marketplace evaluation. You can also easily register for government contracts on US Federal Contractor Registration’s SAM.gov Online Registration.