Professional services

  • GSA’s OASIS contract to streamline professional services offerings

    The General Services Administration is months away from releasing details of its newest contract vehicle that will allow agencies to find professional services solutions across disciplines. OASIS program manager Jim Ghiloni gave a status update on the contract. June 26, 2012(Encore presentation July 10, 2012)

  • GSA’s strategy for OASIS leaving vendors discontented

    At an industry sponsored event, GSA tried to clarify its plans for the multi-billion dollar governmentwide contract, which will let agencies buy complex services from one place. Questions about how OASIS fits with the administration’s strategic sourcing initiative and the expectation for price standardization were among the biggest areas of concern from companies.

  • GSA close to releasing final RFP for OASIS

    The General Services Administration plans to award the $60 billion multiple award contract for complex professional services by October. Concerns again arise over whether there are too many multiple award contracts.

  • Air Force commits to use OASIS for most professional services contracts

    Under an agreement signed Thursday, the Air Force will use OASIS as its default option for professional service contracts. The service agrees to spend at least $500 million under the multiple award contract.

  • GAO denies protest of joint venturing rules under OASIS

    The Government Accountability Office says GSA is within its rights to require that joint ventures must be among teams that have a proven track record of success. Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. said it will ask GAO to reconsider its decision or take the case to the Court of Federal Claims.

  • GSA applying its IT model to overhaul of services schedules

    Tiffany Hixson, the Federal Acquisition Service’s professional services category executive, said the goal is to consolidate seven professional services schedules, such as MOBIS, FABS and professional engineering, into a handful of schedules. She said GSA is using the same approach for services as it did with IT by awarding the OASIS contracts to compliment the professional services schedule modernization.

  • An update on OASIS

    Jim Ghiloni, program manager for OASIS, will bring us up to date on the capabilities, features, and opportunities of the OASIS contracting program. September 23, 2014

  • An update on OASIS

    Jim Ghiloni, program manager for OASIS, will bring us up to date on the capabilities, features, and opportunities of the OASIS contracting program. October 7, 2014

  • Miguel Garrido, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

    Agencies spend more and more each year on professional services. Now the General Services Administration is hatching a plan to round up all of the professional services contractors and herd them into one big multiple award schedule. It’ll be called the Professional Services Schedule. Miguel Garrido, a quantitative analyst with Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the impetus for the move, how it will work, and who the new schedule will benefit.

  • Army commits $500 million to GSA’s OASIS contract

    Under a new agreement, GSA would reduce the Army’s fee to use the professional services governmentwide acquisition contract to 0.1 percent from 0.75 percent. This is the second major MOU signed by GSA and a military service.