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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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How much should we spend on capture versus proposal activities?

Recently, we worked with Market Connections to conduct a short poll of federal government contractors regarding the effects of sequestration and the government shutdown on the government contracting community—and the changes these reductions are requiring contractors to make to their businesses in 2014. One poll participant asked us, “During your research into Capture Management best practice, for planning purposes, do you have an estimation of the average hours spent or industry standard for hours spent by a Capture Manager between opportunity identification to bid decision?” In response, Bob Lohfeld provided his insights. I don’t think anyone has quantified it in terms of hours since that would vary greatly by the size (value of the job). A better way to look at the question is to ask the shape of spending over the life cycle of acquiring business. For this, there are some guidelines. If your spend before the RFP is … Continue reading How much should we spend on capture versus proposal activities?

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