The General Services Administration plans to award the open and unrestricted portion of its much anticipated, 10-year, multibillion dollar OASIS contract by the end of March, according to the agency.
GSA awarded more than 100 small businesses spots on the small business portion of the contract on Feb. 24.
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.
Tom Sharpe, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Serve’s commissioner, said in a statement Feb. 24 the OASIS small business awards will help the agency meet growing demand for small business technical services.
“We believe that the large pool of awardees will provide government with access to highly skilled small businesses through a contract that is not only cost effective, but also efficient and streamlined for easier use by federal agencies looking to purchase complex professional services,” Sharpe said.