Bidding GSA OASIS is Not Like Finding a Nugget in the Desert

OASIS could be the biggest and most flexible government wide procurement ever and the interest in bidding is intense. But bidding OASIS is complex, expensive, and fraught with questions.

Responses to the original small and large business solicitations require a sea of files, which made the response exceptionally complex from a file manipulation and compliance viewpoint. Then there were two protests, one withdrawn and the other still pending. And then there were several modifications to each solicitation, the latest on August 30. To everyone's dismay GSA did not extend the due date of 9/17.

Fedmarket anticipates more amendments and an extension, but experienced bidders know that you have to assume that the proposals are due 9/17.

Fedmarket offers OASIS model proposals for both the large and small business RFPs. Our models save time in completing an extensive forms completion exercise and are designed to ensure compliance to the RFPs.

The model consists of six volumes with over 50 files formatted according to the solicitation file formatting requirements and proposal submittal instructions. The files contain file completions instructions and model text whenever possible. Instructions are written by deciphering GSA's overly complex and poorly written criteria for required corporate experience evidence, pool certification requirements, and required contractor certifications for administrative and financial systems.

Your OASIS proposal will stand out from the pack - companies using the model proposal refine and modify Word templates with specific company information; resulting in a completed proposal within solicitation page limits.

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Fedmarket's OASIS Model Proposal includes specially tailored sections on:

  • Uncompensated Overtime Policy
  • Professional Employee Compensation Plan
  • Responsibility Determination
  • Relevant Experience,
  • Past Performance
  • Systems, Certifications, and Resources
  • Accounting System and Cost Accounting Standards
  • CMMI Maturity Level
  • Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
  • Facility Clearance Level (FC),
  • Key Personnel
  • Cost and Price

Small Business Subcontracting Plan: The large business model includes Excel spreadsheets which automatically calculate 10 year subcontracting projections for the types of small business included in the plan.

RFP Attachements: RFP Attachments are a tangle of red tape questions. Out templates will include detailed instructions for completing required Attachments.

Why Purchase Model Text? Writing and editing one page of proposal text can take five hours or more. Using five hours as a rough guide, a typical GWAC proposal proposal can require 200 man hours or more and and cost $20,000 (assuming a professional writer bills at $100.00 per hour). By using templates, a business can realize savings of 30 - 60% off that estimate.

The OASIS solicitation was amended on August 23, 2013. The amendment includes edits to various solicitation files. Fedmarket's OASIS model proposal is updated to reflect these changes.

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Call 888-661-4094, Ext.2 to learn more. GoToMeeting demonstrations will be available to show interested companies the content of the template.

About OASIS: For years the federal government has tried to separate consulting from information technology in its multiple award procurement contracts. Finally OASIS has appeared on the horizon of the somewhat parched federal market.

OASIS is a 10-year contract in the $12 billion range and include a track for small business participation.

Professional services companies beware! You cannot afford to be shut out of a $12 billion market over 10 years. A major portion of the "new project" professional services/information technology market will be absorbed within OASIS; particularly new solution-based projects to deal with federal budget problems, fraud, abuse, and cost reductions.

OASIS is a Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) or similar multiple-agency, multiple-award contract rather than a new GSA schedule. Unlike GSA schedules, the new contract will have a set bidding period rather than be always open for a bid.

The contract includes management and information technology services, logistics, professional engineering services, and financial advice and services.

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