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CIO-SP4 sets a record for protests!

IT services contract vehicle is in danger of being crushed by protests

Jason Miller, Executive Editor at Federal News Network, reached out to me about what went wrong with the CIO-SP4 procurement. I told him NIH should stop trying to restrict the number of award winners and instead open the vehicle to the maximum number of companies. It is time to stop treating this CIO-SP4 as a procurement and begin treating it as an open application where companies qualify to compete for task orders. Let’s get the maximum number of companies into the game and stop restricting market access to just a few lucky firms. Read Jason’s article to get all the details.CIO-SP4 IT services contract vehicle by Robert (Bob) Lohfeld, CEO & Founder, CF APMP Fellow Bob Lohfeld serves as CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group. He has more than 30 years’ experience winning contracts in the government market and is recognized consistently for leadership in business development, capture management, and Strength-Based Winning™ … Continue reading CIO-SP4 sets a record for protests!

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“Evolve Care Package” for creating a high-scoring proposal

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) is about to release its $10B Evolve IDIQ. The bid is highly competitive—hundreds of companies showed interest during DOS’ industry day—while DOS is only likely to award 36 Evolve contracts. Evolve stage gates DOS is looking to eliminate low performers early in the competition and has set up two stage gates. In Stage 1, companies must pass DOS’ evaluation of their past performance, corporate experience, and information provided on the “go/no go” information sheets. Companies passing Stage 1 continue to Stage 2, where the competition increases. Companies must make two oral presentations in response to an unknown technical challenge and a management approach. DOS will use the Best Value-Tradeoff source selection process defined in FAR 15.101-1 (Tradeoff Process) to make the award. For non-price factors, DOS will consider the strengths, weaknesses, and deficiencies associated with your bid. DOS … Continue reading “Evolve Care Package” for creating a high-scoring proposal

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Opportunity at a glance: OASIS Plus Multi-Agency Contract

On September 15, 2022, the Office of Professional Services and Human Capital (PSHC) released the eighth in a series of program updates to keep industry abreast of the latest news on the development of OASIS Plus (OASIS+). OASIS+ is an opportunity to expand upon the original OASIS successes.                   Who should bid and why you should bid This is an easy decision. OASIS+ will be one of the U.S. Government’s largest and most valuable Best-in-Class (BIC) Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicles for the next 10 years. It’s likely to award more than $133.75B in task orders. In addition, OASIS+ has swim lanes for 8(a), Small Businesses, Full and Open/Unrestricted, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), and Woman-Owned Small Businesses. Potential competition OASIS+ combines the One Acquisition Solution For Integrated Services Unrestricted (OASIS), Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS), and Federal Strategic Sourcing … Continue reading Opportunity at a glance: OASIS Plus Multi-Agency Contract

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