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GSA OASIS: Fertile ground for small business? – GovConChannel

If you lead or work for a small government contractor providing program management and consulting services, logistics services, professional engineering services or financial services, and have not heard about GSA OASIS, listen up.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is developing a next generation contract vehicle for complex, integrated Professional Services with an Information Technology (IT) component. The proposed ceiling of the contract is said to be as much as $48 billion dollars.

On the OASIS program page (www.gsa.gov/oasis), GSA cites a goal of creating a contract vehicle that provides a total solution to meet agencies’ needs while leveraging the federal buying power to drive efficiencies and savings. Part of that goal also includes maximizing opportunities for small businesses to participate in providing these services.

On the topic of small business participation, GovConChannel recently spoke with OASIS program manager Jim Ghiloni who told us, “We’re looking at a variety of models currently and seeking feedback on how to best ensure that we meet our goal of maximizing opportunities for small business.  To that end, we will be reaching out to the small business community to get their input.”

Until an acquisition strategy is developed, Ghiloni encourages interested small businesses to engage with GSA and others from industry through the OASIS Industry Community portal.

Ghiloni brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the OASIS program. Before becoming director of business operations for GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, he was program manager for Alliant, GSA’s premier enterprise GWAC for customized IT solutions with a $50 billion program ceiling.

For more information, click here to view the video from the Integrations/OASIS Virtual Industry Day held in July 2011.

About Editor-in-Chief Visionary

Guy Timberlake is the Editor-in-Chief Visionary of GovConChannel and oversees the creation and curation of relevant and timely 'News And Information That Matters To Small Government Contractors.'

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