This pre-solicitation notice, in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 5.204. OASIS is a Multiple Award (MA), Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) solicitation using Full and Open Competition procedures under FAR 6.1.
The Solicitation number is GS00Q-13-DR-0001, shown in the official website of Federal Business Opportunities, the Solicitation is designed to address the need for a full range of service requirements that integrate multiple professional service disciplines and ancillary services/products with the flexibility for all contract types and pricing at the task order level. The services to be provided under the OASIS UNR MA-IDIQ solicitation are intended to meet the professional service mission requirements of all Federal agencies, including all organizations within the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security Community.
The scope of OASIS UNR spans many areas of expertise and includes any and all components required to formulate a total solution to a professional services based requirement. These areas of expertise include, but are not limited to the following categories.
Proposal Development Requirements
Compliancy is one of the most important aspects that need to be considered. Offerors are advised to outsource and use a professional company to review it (Red Team Review) and make sure your proposal is complaint to all the instructions specified in the solicitation. GSA is probably going to receive over a thousand and maybe thousands of proposals. Their first line of defense is to weed out non-compliant proposals right in the beginning so that they can reduce the workload and also concentrate on the true contenders. So compliance is extremely important.
That is why GDI Consulting always use a minimum of 3 people on our teams working on OASIS proposal and do multiple iterations of reviews to ensure this compliance is in place. If you are doing it in-house, make sure you have multiple sets of eyes involved, and your staff is fully versed with the requirements, limitations, and procedures required by the RFP, here you see some important dynamics:
- The development of the proposal involves a lot of bandwidth from your internal resources, and you MUST include multiple resources to ensure you are compliant. Instead, a better strategy would be for you to concentrate on the partnering side and leave the heavy lifting to outside resources.
- This is a new type of proposal development and is new to most seasoned proposal managers. Your internal proposal shop might be excellent for the standard RFPs, but you need to use a team that is adept to self-scoring systems.
- You need to have experts to work on your proposal, you need to have people who can suggest ways to maximize your score and provide you a sound strategy to win. Try to outsource to companies that have ample experience in OASIS and have worked with many different clients and encountered a range of situations, from which they can provide you with valuable insight and recommendations.