New GSA contracting vehicle helps contracting professionals, customers

Huntsville Center Public Affairs
Published July 31, 2014

Huntsville Center contracting professionals now have a new General Services Administration contract vehicle available to them which can save time, money and resources procuring complex professional services.

Known as a total professional services solution, One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) offers various commercial and non-commercial services including program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, scientific and financial.   

Markesha McCants, a GSA Direct Client Support Division employee assigned to Huntsville Center, said the new OASIS and OASIS Small Business (SB) are both multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts available for use by federal agencies to procure complex professional services.  

McCants said the OASIS contract vehicle allows for maximum flexibility in regards to contract type and at the task order level, a variety of contract types may be used including cost-reimbursement, firm fixed priced and hybrids.

“Simply put, OASIS increases efficiency.  Using OASIS allows our customers to reduce time when compared to the time they would spend on developing a separate contract. In addition to saving customers time, resources, and money OASIS provides customers with several additional benefits,” McCants said. 

“Through the use of OASIS, customers receive small business credit, have access to best-in-class service providers, and have access to several tools such as sample documents, templates, and a pricing tool.”

McCants said federal agencies also have access to OASIS Small Business (SB), a 100 percent small business set-aside contract and OASIS has very-high subcontracting goals for small businesses. 

She said OASIS is also advantageous because it has no program ceiling and has a five-year base and one five-year option.

Other benefits Federal agencies receive when using OASIS to procure complex professional services include:

  • Ability to use any contract type, since OASIS provides support for both commercial and non-commercial requirements.
  • Access to 28 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and 6 exceptions or 34 codes.  The 34 codes/exceptions are allocated among 7 NAICS code pools. Agencies can solicit task order proposals from contractors holding awards in the pool with the NAICS code that matches the agency’s requirement.
  • Access to standardized labor categories.  The labor categories are aligned with occupations, as outlined in the Office of Management and Budget’s Standard Occupational Classification system.  OASIS offers meaningful proposed rate comparisons at the task order level – apples to apples.
  • Access to the automated pricing tool.  The automated pricing tool can be used to build realistic estimates for the labor portion of requirements and create Independent Government Cost Estimates.
  • Ability to reserve task orders for exclusive competition among SB categories and receive small business credit.

“I believe the GSA OASIS team designed an innovative contracting solution that can meet our customers’ needs and streamline the acquisition process.  We are available to assist customers in any way that we can.  So please feel free to contact us anytime.”  McCants said.

For more information about OASIS contact the local GSA representative McCants at (256) 509-9538 or Eddie Mills at (256) 759-0546

For additional information about OASIS, visit the GSA Website at