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GSA’s Jim Ghiloni Offers Advice on OASIS Task Order Contracting

GSA's Jim Ghiloni Offers Advice on OASIS Task Order Contracting - top government contractors - best government contracting event

GSAJim Ghiloni, a program director at the U.S. General Services Administration, says the agency’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services program will follow a task order contracting method instead of a blanket purchase agreement construct.

He writes in a blog post published Wednesday that federal customer agencies cannot use BPAs to acquire professional services through OASIS and small business counterpart OASIS SB.

According to Ghiloni, a BPA contract is used by government buyers if they are uncertain about the quantity, funding and delivery aspects of a requirement.

“These types of uncertainties can be accommodated on an OASIS task order using a combination of optional tasks and incremental funding,” he stated.

He added task order competitions seek to provide industry with information that can help them make “reasonable” estimates of the work required and develop their proposals.

Seventy-four companies won positions on the contract’s unrestricted portion and 125 vendors have been awarded small business segment positions.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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