July 10, 2023
The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Professional Services and Human Capital (PSHC) has released the Final OASIS+ RFPs. There are six solicitations for contracts that will makeup the OASIS+ program. These are:
- Unrestricted (UR)
- Total Small Business (SB)
- SBA-Certified 8(a) SB
- SBA-Certified HUBZone (HZ) SB
- SBA-Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned SB (SDVOSB)
- SBA-Certified Women-Owned SB (WOSB)
The main differences between the six different solicitations are the unrestricted does not contain small business set-asides, allowing for full and open competition. Therefore, the thresholds are higher. The small business and socioeconomic small business sociations are very similar, aside from their specific applicable clauses, provisions, and certification status.
Each OASIS+ Domain has a corresponding Qualifications Matrix and qualification threshold. Offerors will have to reach a qualified threshold in order to be considered for an award. GSA has set the following qualifying thresholds:
- Small Business and Socioeconomic Set-asides: 36 out of 50 available credits.
- Unrestricted: 42 out of 50 available credits, except for the Enterprise Domain which has a threshold set at 45 out of 50 available credits.
Offerors for OASIS+ have the opportunity to receive evaluation credits for demonstrating that they have adequate or approved Contractor Business Systems, as well as certain Certifications and Clearances. Note that points can only be claimed if the qualification is included in the proposed Domain qualification matrix.
GSA also added a requirement to submit a cost/price template an evaluation factor. The solicitation outlines as part of the evaluation strategy, in order to determine fair and reasonable pricing, GSA will use the DOL BLS SOC direct labor rate ranges provided as an attachment to the solicitation.
Maximize Your Score
In the case of OASIS+, Contractor Business Systems, Certifications and Clearances are not minimum or mandatory requirements. However, offerors who demonstrate having these Systems, Certifications and Clearances within their proposal will receive evaluation points against the total points available.
While third-party audits will not be considered for evaluation credits, BDO can assist potential offerors to help maximize qualification credits by:
- Developing and assessing Business Systems and indirect rates.
- Preparing offerors for a DCAA, DCMA or CFA review.
- Providing assistance with other Certifications, Clearances, and Plans, including a C-SCRM Plan, GHG reporting and representations, and facility clearances.
BDO will continue to monitor updates from GSA related to the OASIS+ Solicitation and any amendments to the solicitation. If you’re interested in pursuing this contract vehicle, our experienced professionals in BDO’s Government Contracting practice can help you prepare for the proposal.