The General Services Administration is leaning toward splitting its next major multiple award IT contract into two parts: one that would be unrestricted and one for small businesses.
Jim Ghiloni, the program manager for the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract, wrote in a blog postthat this is GSA’s “current thinking.”
“GSA believes this approach affords the opportunity for the broadest participation by all small businesses in the industry and will provide a vehicle that will facilitate agencies’ ability to comply with the small business set-aside procedures and manage their small business program goals,” Ghiloni wrote in the blog.
The small business set-aside would be for firms who qualify as 8(a), service- disabled veteran owned, Historically Underutilized Business Zone and women-owned. The unrestricted contract would be open to all vendors.
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