UPDATED December 19, 2022 GSA released its draft for the Alliant 3 procurement on October 19, 2022 and is accepting bidder comments until January 6, 2023. You can submit your comments to A3DraftRFP@GSA.Gov using the comment template released with the draft RFP. I’ve been through the Alliant 3 draft, and I think GSA came up short in three areas. First, it failed to state the number of points needed to win a seat on its new contract. Second, it capped the number of winners at 60, and third, it failed to take advantage of all the lessons learned when it crafted the OASIS+ Draft Request for Proposal. 1. Unpublished award score GSA is not disclosing the number of points needed to win the new Alliant 3 contract and instead is saying it will award to the 60 highest-scoring bidders. If GSA proceeds with an unpublished award score, it invites protests … Continue reading Did GSA get it wrong on Alliant 3?
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
The General Services Administration (GSA) issued the final Multiple Award Contract (MAC) RFPs for the Polaris women-owned Small Business (WOSB) and Small Business (SB) pools on March 25. This much anticipated information technology (IT) solicitation is the replacement for the Alliant 2 Small Business solicitation ($15 billion ceiling) which never made it to the final RFP. The Polaris government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) will eventually include four different pools: SB, WOSB, historically underutilized business (HUB) zones as well as service disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), replacing VETS 2. While 8(a) firms do not have a separate pool, they can apply for any of the Polaris pools for which they qualify as they await the STARS III RFP. Pre-Award Protests Almost as soon as the RFP was released, the first Polaris pre-award protest quickly followed. BD Squared filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on March 29 regarding provisions in … Continue reading Polaris Pre-Award Protest: The New Normal for MACs?
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