The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Services Administration to use the latter agency’s contract vehicles for professional services.
GSA said Thursday CMS agreed to procure services through the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and the OASIS Small Business indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts.
The OASIS and OASIS SB vehicles have obtained the “Best in Class” contracting designation, which validates that the two purchasing systems meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s category management performance standards.
GSA gave federal agencies the green light to use OASIS SB in 2014 after the the Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office dismissed protests filed against the 100-percent small business set-aside vehicle.
CMS’ participation in the contracts will help the agency gain access to pre-vetted, government-wide BIC contract functions; support the government’s migration to a mature system; and aid efforts to optimize spending within the government-wide category management framework, GSA noted.