GSA’s Professional Services and Human Capital Categories 2020 Highlights
GSA’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories would like to thank our customers and industry partners for another successful year! Here are some of the highlights:
Improving Our Contract Offerings
Completed the OASIS On-Ramp Awards. In April, 2019, GSA’s OASIS program released the solicitation for SB Pools 1, 3, 4 and 8(a) SubPools and later OASIS Unrestricted Pools 1, 3 and 4 to increase the industrial base on the OASIS Small Business (SB) and OASIS Unrestricted (UR) Pools 1, 3 and 4, and provide for the establishment of 8(a) sub-pools under each OASIS SB Pool with task order history. Our goal was to sustain a flexible, vibrant, and experienced pool of Best-in-Class (Tier 3) industry partners; ensure robust competition in the most widely used pools; and provide more BIC contract opportunities for small business. During its on-ramping efforts, the program answered 2,351 questions, evaluated 1,662 proposals, and made 730 contract awards. We issued the last of our Notices to Proceed on November 13, 2020 to:
446 contractors for OASIS Small Business Pools 1, 3, and 4
160 contractors for OASIS Small Business 8(a) Sub Pools 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5b
124 contractors for OASIS Unrestricted Pools 1, 3, and 4
Post on-ramp, the OASIS contracts are better than ever – now with more than 1,100 OASIS BIC contracts, approximately 70% of which are awarded to small businesses. Equally important, our new industry partners have access to more BIC procurement opportunities. Today, our new contractors are fully integrated into GSA systems, including GSA eLibrary and e-Buy, and are eligible to formally compete for task order opportunities. Information about all of our OASIS contractors, ordering guides, and updated reference materials can be found at GSA.gov.
Added HCaTS 8(a) Pool 1 and Pool 2. On December 22, PSHC “on-ramped” or added 41 new vendors to the Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) 8(a) contract. The Best-in-Class (BIC) HCaTS contracts are government-wide contracts that provide reliable, flexible, fast and efficient ways to obtain complex, customized human capital and training services to all federal agencies. The award notification and awardees list have been posted on Beta.SAM.gov under Solicitation Number 47QREB-20-R-0001 (link). As a result of this on-ramp, customers can use HCaTS 8(a) for 8(a) direct awards and 8(a) competitive awards task orders. By using HCaTS 8(a), customers will receive credit toward their 8(a) small business set-aside goals and BIC goals. For more information on the HCaTS contracts see GSA.gov
Completed Phase 2 of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation. Organized similarly to the governmentwide categories and subcategories, it’s now easier for customers to search within large categories to find and purchase the products, services, and solutions they need to meet mission requirements. Because the new Special Item Number (SIN) structure better aligns with the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, it is easier to identify the NAICS code applicable to each order. For industry, the single MAS contract vehicle is organized in a more logical format with streamlined and consistent terms and conditions. In addition, the category structure is similar to the governmentwide categories and lets suppliers offer total solutions with the flexibility to add SINs from across the MAS program. This new Schedule lets suppliers offer total solutions with the flexibility to add SINs from across the MAS program. For a closer look at the MAS Professional Services and Human Capital categories offerings, visit GSA.gov.