Tom Sharpe: GSA Aims to Cut Contract Duplication as OASIS Vehicle Starts Business

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Tom Sharpe The General Services Administration has declared its OASIS professional services contract vehicle as ready for business after both the Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims have denied all protests related to the program. Federal agencies now have access to commercial and non-commercial professional services through OASIS, which GSA awarded positions on through...

GSA Gives Agencies OK to Proceed on OASIS Small Business Vehicle; Tom Sharpe Comments

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Tom Sharpe The General Services Administration has informed federal agencies that they can begin using the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services Small Business contract vehicle to acquire professional services. GSA issued the notice to proceed on OASIS SB after both the Court of Federal Claims and Government Accountability Office dismissed a set of protests filed on the vehicle, GSA said...

Tom Sharpe: GSA Finalizes OASIS Contract Vehicle Awards; 74 Firms to Compete in Unrestricted Portion

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The General Services Administration has awarded 74 companies positions on the unrestricted portion of a government-wide professional services contract. GSA developed the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and small business counterpart OASIS SB to function as acquisition vehicles that give federal agencies an integrated tool to acquire professional services, GSA said Monday. Click here to...

Bostonia Partners Obtains $258M to Finance NOAA Headquarters; Anita Molino Comments

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Bostonia Partners LLC has obtained nearly $258 million in permanent funding to refinance two leased facilities for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, Md. The Bostonia Group investment banking arm closed the two transactions with investors in the private placement market for the General Services Administration’s credit tenant leases at the Silver Spring Metro Center...

AIS Embedded Computing Tech Available on GSA Schedule

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Embedded computing technology maker American Industrial Systems has been awarded a General Services Administration schedule contract for the company’s commercial off-the-shelf displays and systems. The company intends for military and aerospace customers to have access to ruggedized monitors, computers and tablets under the IT Schedule 70 contract, AIS said Monday. Federal, state and local agencies...

GSA Issues RFQ for $5B Microsoft Software BPA; Tom Sharpe Comments

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The General Services Administration has started accepting bids for a .3 billion blanket purchase agreement covering Microsoft software products and related services, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes vendors looking to bid for the five-year multi-contract BPA under GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 vehicle have until Dec. 18 to respond to the request for quotations. “GSA...

L-3 Wins $357M to Update Army Reserve, Natl Guard IT System; Les Rose Comments

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An L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) business unit has won a $357 million task order from the General Services Administration to help update an information technology system used by two U.S. military components. L-3 National Security Solutions will develop and integrate IT resources and software for a virtual platform used by the Army Reserve and National Guard, L-3 said Thursday. Work expected to be...

DLT Wins Marines Symantec Software License Maintenance Order

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DLT Solutions has won a $12,375,152 delivery order from the Marine Corps Systems Command to help maintain Symantec software licenses. The company received the firm-fixed-price delivery order under a General Service Administration Federal Supply Schedule contract, the Defense Department said Aug. 28. DLA received three quotes for the order under a competitive procurement. Work will occur in Herndon,...

GSA Seeks Ideas to Aggregate, Report Travel Data

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The General Services Administration has asked industry to submit ideas for what tools and services the agency can use to aggregate and report information on travel spending into a single platform. Agencies collectively spend $15 billion per year on travel services and the government’s visibility into annual travel spend is currently fragmented into several different data source types, GSA said...

DHS Awards 17 Spots on Potential $6B Cyber Contract

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Seventeen companies have won positions on a potential billion Department of Homeland Security contract covering cybersecurity products and services, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes the General Services Administration is responsible for the continuous monitoring and diagnostics contract and will charge a 2-percent fee for usage. Federal, state, local and tribal governments...