General Services Administration (GSA)

BIC-MAC, Services MAC, Oasis+, Oh My! Series 2- Proposal Requirements

For those just joining us, GSA is working on a draft RFQ called Oasis+ that will be the next generation of Oasis and the BIC MAC replacement. This is our second blog in the series regarding the draft so check out how the contract will be broken down here. The proposal that Oasis+ is requiring …

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BIC-MAC, Services MAC, Oasis+, Oh My! Series 1- Domains

The General Services Administrations (GSA) has been working through multiple draft RFQs to determine next steps in their Multi-Agency Best In Class Contract. The latest iteration is being referred to as “Oasis+”. If you have had a hard time keeping up with all the changes and back and forth, you are not alone. Our team …

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GSA Contract Award Program

What is a GSA Contract and why does my company need one? Technically a GSA Contract is not a requirement to do business with the Federal Government, but it may make a difference in your industry. The GSA Schedule Contract Program is a multiple award schedule that allows for the Federal Government to to pre-negotiate …

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Making your GSA Contract Work for You

The answer to this question is not going to be the same for all contract holders. So….how do you know what the right answer is? Here are a few areas of your contract we recommend reviewing: Product/Service Offering- Does your contract include your full capabilities? If it does not, are you missing out on opportunities? …

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GSA Issues Acquisition Letter to Reduce Restrictions on EPA Modifications

On March 17, 2022, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced a temporary moratorium on a number of limitations contained in certain GSA economic price adjustment (EPA) contract clauses. The flexibility should make it easier for contractors to better adjust to changing market conditions while still allowing them to continue to support their federal customers’ requirements.  …

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Approaching Your Last Option Year On GSA? You Will Want to Read This Before It’s Too Late!

If you are GSA Contract Holder and will soon be entering the last option period of your contract; you could lose out on opportunities to complete/compete BPA’s or other multi-year contracts. Those contracts and orders cannot extend beyond the expiration date of the original GSA contract unless there are option periods remaining. What’s the solution? …

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GSA’s New IDIQ To Replace OASIS

GSA is launching a broader, more flexible best-in-class multi-agency contract to improve how agencies buy services. This contract will replace OASIS.    Why a new BIC MAC?  OASIS ends 2024 Limited access to best-in-class contracts for services beyond the existing IDIQ contracts Managing too many contracts, driving up acquisition costs… this offers MAC consolidation flexibility MAS not able to accommodate the full …

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5 Steps For a GSA Contract Renewal

Maintaining and keeping a GSA contract requires a lot of TLC!  It is essentially a “license” to sell to the Federal government, which has high expectations and requirements of its’ vendors.  Your GSA contract was awarded with a 5 year base period and 3 potential 5 year extension options, totaling 20 years in all. (note: …

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5 Reasons a GSA Contract is NOT for You

Are you currently considering and researching GSA contracts?  There’s a lot of info out there!  That’s because a GSA contract can be a valuable asset to the companies that hold one.  Likely, you’ve run across a multitude of reasons for getting a GSA contract: billions in Federal contracts, reduced competition for contracts, simplified proposal processes …

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