The General Services Administration (GSA) has picked 74 vendors for its long awaited OASIS contract award. The $60 billion contract for small business has already been partially awarded to 123 vendors who qualify for the designation. The new list of 74 represents big vendors who will get the remaining pieces of the pie.
The contract has seen some delay in terms of rolling out awards as the GSA squelched a protest from a few small businesses which wanted to team up to bid for larger awards. The companies argued that it was unfair that small businesses couldn’t team up, but the GSA didn’t agree with the complaint.
Contractors in the list of 74 are the names you’d expect – Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI Federal, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Science Applications International Corp., etc.
GSA says that the contract is designed to be more efficient, and focused on including small business. They also claim that it will cut work redundancies and save the government over $1 billion over the life of the contract. The contract covers a range of professional services, consulting and analysis. OASIS is designed to be a government wide contract that builds collaboration across agencies for common services.
“OASIS and OASIS SB are the result of a two-year acquisition development process that involved not only the hard work and expertise of GSA’s OASIS team, but also the input of our industry partners. We know that our customers have been looking forward to these final awards, and it is clear that OASIS is already the solution of choice for many government agencies including the U.S. Air Force, which recently committed to using OASIS SB for all its professional services procurements,” FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe said in a statement.