The Air Force signed an agreement with the General Services Administration Thursday that solidifies the service’s commitment to use GSA’s multibillion-dollar One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract vehicle for complex professional services.
The Memorandum of Understanding will secure exclusive use of OASIS and OASIS Small Business contracts for the Air Force, according to GSA.
GSA plans to award OASIS in early 2014. The program will offer professional services, such as financial management and engineering, scientific and logistics services, and has separate contracts for small businesses and larger firms.
The market for all of the services offered through OASIS adds up to about $60 billion per year, according to research firm Deltek. The company estimates GSA may capture between 5 percent and 10 percent of the market — up to $6 billion a year.
“OASIS will save Air Force, and our folks in the field, a tremendous amount of time and effort. It will allow us to aggressively go after our small business goal with access to highly capable and vetted companies, and it significantly reduces our manpower requirements to conduct complex acquisitions,” said Randall D. Culpepper, program executive officer for Combat and Mission Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition . "Our partnership with GSA on OASIS allows us preserve precious resources while putting in place a tool that is exceptionally responsive to the needs of defense organizations supporting the warfighter. We think this will be a great long-term relationship that will get us a lot of bang for the acquisition bucks that we have.”