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Strength-Based Winning: Win More by Solutioning to Strengths | Oct. 14, 2018 (sponsored by ACT-IAC) | Philadelphia, PA

Sponsored by ACT-IAC as a day of training to kick off Imagine Nation – ELC 2018!!

Class date: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018  8:00 am – 4:30 pm Class location: Philadelphia Convention Center (Sponsored by ACT-IAC as a day of training to kick off Imagine Nation – ELC 2018!!) Note: You do not have to attend Imagine Nation – ELC 2018 or be an ACT-IAC member to attend this class! Winning proposals have the best and possibly the most strengths. This class sets the framework for how the Government evaluates proposals and what constitutes a strength to Government evaluators. Attendees learn how to perform strength-based capture, strength-based solutioning, and strength-focused proposal reviews as well as write proposal text that highlights those strengths. Registration: Click to register What you will learn: In this Strength-Based Solutioning seminar, you’ll learn how to: How the government evaluates proposals and determines strengths, weaknesses, deficiencies and risks How to plan and manage effective strength-based solutioning sessions How to budget and map strengths for … Continue reading Strength-Based Winning: Win More by Solutioning to Strengths | Oct. 14, 2018 (sponsored by ACT-IAC) | Philadelphia, PA

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Opportunity Alert: OASIS On-Ramps Begin with Pool 1 Small Business

With announced plans for future on-ramp contractors to OASIS SB Pools 3 and 4

On August 21, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a pre-solicitation notice to on-ramp contractors to the existing One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business (OASIS SB) Pool 1. The OASIS on-ramps will follow a phased approach beginning with Pool 1, the most used pool with the smallest size standard ($15 million). Due to the size standard, GSA anticipates that most vendors will not be eligible to compete on task orders by April 2019; therefore, on-ramping is needed. The final solicitation will be released on or about September 9, 2018. OASIS SB is a Multiple Award (MA), Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract classified as a Tier 3, Best-in-Class (BIC) contract providing solutions for complex professional services requirements. OASIS also helps agencies meet their government-wide spend under management (SUM) goals. SUM is the percentage of an organization’s spend that is actively managed according to category management principles. Future SB … Continue reading Opportunity Alert: OASIS On-Ramps Begin with Pool 1 Small Business

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Opportunity Alert: GSA CAMEO Recompete

The new contract(s) will focus on transformation aligned with a defined solutions architecture

Get ready for the General Services Administration (GSA) CIO Application Maintenance, Enhancements, and Operations (CAMEO) Re-Compete effort. GSA held an Industry Day August 7 to introduce the procurement, which as they reiterated, is early in the process and industry feedback is welcome. The program is generating a lot of attention with more than 230 companies attending Industry Day. Current Task Orders The CAMEO work is currently performed under two FEDSIM task orders awarded in 2014 to Lockheed Martin (full and open, $400 million) and Alliant Solution Partners (small business, $92 million). The current CAMEO program supports GSA’s OCIO with updating the Federal Acquisition Service’s (FAS) business systems. Both task orders expire in Q2 of 2019. The CAMEO program streamlines a highly integrated IT portfolio of approximately 90 business applications through application development and modernization, as well as operations and maintenance (O&M). Business applications include a wide variety of FAS systems … Continue reading Opportunity Alert: GSA CAMEO Recompete

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Set Your Sights on USDA Centers of Excellence Bids for Q4 and Beyond

A series of acquisitions covering multiple skill sets, technology stacks, and application portfolios

In December, the White House announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would serve as the first of GSA’s Center of Excellence (CoE) for IT Modernization. USDA is at the forefront for implementing the Trump administration’s IT Modernization Plan with a series of acquisitions covering multiple skill sets, technology stacks, and application portfolios. Multiple Award BPA Under Phase 1, in March 2018, USDA awarded five contracts to collaborate and partner with the agency on strategy and planning for upcoming bids. On July 30, 2018, USDA released its first Phase 2 CoE acquisition under GSA Schedule 70 via e-Buy, due August 10: a multiple award Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) for Infrastructure Optimization Cloud Adoption. With a two-year period of performance, the program will require the selected vendors to work with USDA’s Cloud Platform Services (CPS) organization responsible for enterprise-wide cloud adoption and infrastructure optimization. USDA plans to make an award … Continue reading Set Your Sights on USDA Centers of Excellence Bids for Q4 and Beyond

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