Department of Defense “4th Estate” to Use GSA’s OASIS Contract Vehicles
DPAP Signs Memorandum of Understanding with GSA
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the 4th Estate’s use of GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) and OASIS Small Business (OASIS SB) contracts for procurement of complex professional services.
OASIS is a first-of-its kind contract providing the government with a total solution contract vehicle for complex professional services requirements. The 4th Estate includes all organizational entities in the Department of Defense that are not in the Military Departments or the Combatant Commands.
“OASIS has been employed successfully across the Department of Defense, particularly the Military Services, for some time. I am impressed with OASIS’ performance, in concert with the leadership emphasis within the Department of Defense on the effective management of professional services, to further mission and acquisition goals,” said Claire Grady, Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Technology and Logistics, Policy for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense. “This MOU not only paves the way for expanded usage by the 4th Estate, but also supports our commitment to cost-effectively meeting the Warfighter’s needs by securing the lowest fees for usage. We look forward to the 4th Estate employing OASIS and OASIS SB as additional tools to meet their needs for professional services.”
OASIS provides access to both commercial and non-commercial services. The core services that can be acquired through OASIS and OASIS SB include program management services, management consulting services, logistics services, engineering services, scientific services, and financial services and is designed to:
Span multiple professional service disciplines as well as provide associated other direct costs (ODC’s) Allow for ancillary acquisition of IT Provide contract type flexibility