Navy Signs a Memo of Use for GSA’s OASIS Professional Services Contracts
September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON — On August 2, 2016, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of the Navy’s Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Department of the Navy, including the U.S. Marine Corps, to use GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) and OASIS Small Business (OASIS SB) contracts as one of their strategic sourcing solutions for complex professional services requirements.
OASIS is a first-of-its kind contract providing the government with a total solution contract vehicle for complex professional services requirements and gives the Navy access to both commercial and non-commercial services to include applied research and development.
NAVSUP Assistant Commander for Contracts, Mr. Mark Bennington shared, “NAVSUP is excited about adding the full benefits of OASIS as a tool in Navy buyers’ toolbox for acquiring professional services.”
OASIS offers the Navy streamlined contracts to more effectively meet mission requirements while eliminating costly duplicative contracts. 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. OASIS 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 at the task order level including cost reimbursement
GSA Professional Services Category Executive Tiffany Hixson said “We are pleased to partner with another Department of Defense agency. With this MOU, the Department of the Navy is more cost effectively accessing the OASIS and OASIS Small Business contracts while eliminating costly duplicative contracts when acquiring professional services.”
By using OASIS, the DoN will:
Reduce excess costs and lead times associated with award and administration of complex professional services multiple IDIQ and/or standalone contracts Promote small business usage