In an effort to reduce waste in acquisition spending, the General Services Administration today awarded its long-awaited first round of contracts for the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services program. Through the initiative, dubbed OASIS, GSA delivered 74 awards to professional services vendors, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte and Lockheed Martin.
News of the latest round of contracts comes on the heels of 125 contracts awarded in February to small businesses under the OASIS Small Business program.
According to GSA, OASIS will act as a governmentwide integrated services solution and complement the agency’s Multiple Award Schedules, but with more capabilities and flexibility. The aim of the program is to eradicate duplicate contracts by providing a comprehensive option to federal agencies, saving the government about $1 billion yearly.
“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,” said Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. “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 it’s professional services procurements.”
A list of final OASIS awardees highlighted that many companies are still pending “a financial responsibility determination and/or pre-award
accounting system review.”