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Kearney & Company, P.C. (Kearney) has been technically rated as one of the best 23 firms in the country to support your financial, management consulting, program management, logistics, engineering, and scientific services within One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Pool 2. Kearney's Pool 2 award proves that it is one of the elite candidates who met the heavy burden of demonstrating the exceptional past performance and technical expertise required by the OASIS solicitation.

OASIS is the contract of choice for all complex Federal Government Professional Technical Services support. Air Force (AF) Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Combat Mission Support, Randall Culpepper, has strongly encouraged the use of OASIS for contracting for Professional Services. In addition, both the Army and Navy have expressed interest in relying on OASIS for its acquisition needs.

OASIS has a dedicated Contract Administration team to help Federal Agencies procure and manage professional services through OASIS' streamlined acquisition process. OASIS also provides flexibility by allowing Agencies to procure Time and Materials, Labor Hour, Firm Fixed Price, Cost-Based, or hybrid task orders on a competitive or sole-source basis.

In addition, the stringent award criteria required all successful contractors to demonstrate an impeccable past performance record, thereby eliminating the need for Agencies to navigate the time-consuming and burdensome process of collecting and examining a bidder's qualifications. Furthermore, OASIS offers a streamlined process for small business subcontract reporting.

The OASIS Small Business Subcontracting plan not only requires large business awardees to strive for a committed small business service record, but also will be reported in the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (ESRS) and in the Federal Subaward Reporting System (FSRS). This will ensure that Agency small business goals are supported, monitored, and reported under OASIS task orders, removing the need for Agencies to ask for subcontracting plans under individual awards.

LINK TO GSA OASIS WEB PAGE

The General Services Administration's (GSA) OASIS Web page can be reached via the following link: www.gsa.gov/oasis

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF OASIS

OASIS

OASIS is multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that provides flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services. This contract:

  • Spans many areas of expertise and mission spaces
  • Spans multiple professional service disciplines
  • Allows flexibility for all contract types, including hybrids and cost-reimbursement, at the task order level
  • Allows ancillary support components, commonly referred to as Other Direct Costs (ODCs), at the task order level.

The core disciplines of the contract include program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, scientific, and financial services.

Benefits

OASIS provides support for Commercial and Non-Commercial requirements, which means any contract type may be utilized. In addition, OASIS enables Agencies to concentrate on the mission rather than the acquisition itself. It will also minimize unnecessary proliferations of Interagency and Agency-wide IDIQs and ensure accurate small business (SB) subcontracting credit. As an added acquisition benefit, awards cannot be protested if they are under $10 million.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Pools

Services under OASIS span 28 NAICS codes and six exceptions or 34 codes/exceptions in all. These 34 codes/exceptions are allocated among seven NAICS code pools. All codes/exceptions in a pool share a common SB size standard. Agencies can solicit task order proposals from contractors holding awards in the pool with the NAICS code that matches the agency's requirement.

Standardized Labor Categories

The labor categories (LCATs) are aligned with occupations, as outlined in the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. OASIS offers more meaningful proposed rate comparisons at the task order level - apples to apples - and 104 OASIS LCATs (individual and groups and priced at the master contract level) cover 127 OMB SOC occupations and over 1,000 typical industry job titles. The remainder of the 840 SOC occupations can be added and priced at the task order level as ancillary labor.

Pricing Tool

OASIS provides an automated pricing tool that:

  • Can be used in building realistic estimates for the labor portion of requirements
  • Is a quick and easy-to-use tool for creating the task order Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
  • Incorporates statistics for each SOC system occupation based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) surveys as direct rates and OASIS Awardee indirect rates, and prices
  • Can index pricing for up to 640 precise geographic locations.

Manage SB Program and Goals

OASIS facilitates agency management of its SB program and goals through awards in every SB category, including socioeconomics and the provision of business intelligence via dashboards on SB performance. Through the use of OASIS, customer agencies receive small business credit, and it supports competition, even in socioeconomic categories. Agencies can reserve task orders for exclusive competition among SB categories, including:

  • 8(a) business development participants
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) SB concerns
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns
  • Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business concerns
  • Women-owned small business concerns eligible under the Women-Owned SB Program.

Through OASIS, agencies can plan socioeconomic set-asides to meet their goals and support 8(a), HUBZone, and SDVOSB direct awards.

Longer-term Planning

OASIS has no program ceiling, a five-year base and one five-year option, and provides for long-term planning for complex program requirements.

Tiered Access Fee

OASIS offers an Innovative tiered access fee, ranging from 0.1 percent to 0.75 percent based on obligation level.