GSA, 18F award first series of agile software contracts
August 28, 2015
New "agile marketplace" blanket purchase agreement marks a key step toward teaming with vendors for faster software development.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The General Services Administration may split the more than $4 billion OASIS professional services contract into two solicitations: one unrestricted and the other for small businesses.
“To meet this objective, GSA is looking for the solicitation to result in adequate numbers of awards in each socioeconomic category to ensure meaningful competition for each task order set aside for specific socioeconomic groups,” wrote Jim Ghiloni on the GSA blog. “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.”
Oasis will be a strategic program enabling acquisition of complex integrated professional services along with supporting technology and run out of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.