Next Up: GSA OASIS+:
These days, every Federal Contractor wants to hold Best-in-class (BIC) contracting vehicles. Winning the “right” contracting vehicle enables a company to do business with the array of Federal agencies that put out work leveraging that specific vehicle. And frankly, having active BIC contracting vehicles increases the value of a company to a potential buyer because it takes a lot of time, effort, and money to win a new vehicle. So, having the vehicle itself is quite valuable.
And the use of Best-in-class vehicles in Federal Contracting is ever increasing.
In a March 24, 2022, online article entitled “Federal Contract Spending Trends in Five Charts,” Bloomberg states in item #3 “Best-in-class contracts reach record high”:
“Federal agencies signaled a continued commitment to best-in-class contracts by upping their fiscal 2021 BIC spending to a record $50.9 billion amid the most significant year-over-year overall spending downturn in a decade.
“BICs’ procurement footprint is growing, too. In fiscal 2017, best-in-class contracts amounted to $26.8 billion and 5.2% of total spending. BIC, or ‘Tier 3,’ awards now account for 8.2% of all contract dollars, according to data from the General Services Administration and Bloomberg Government.” https://about.bgov.com/brief/trends-in-2021-federal-contract-spending/
The latest BIC now being hotly pursued is United States General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Professional Services and Human Capital (PSHC) OASIS+ Contract.
To follow the acquisition process as it unfold and to learn more about how to get ready to bid this contracting vehicle, visit the GSA Interact site at https://interact.gsa.gov, Search for “OASIS+.” You can also contact HARP for advice and counsel on OASIS+ bid and teaming strategies.