The U.S. Air Force is seeing the benefits of using the General Services Administration’s $60 billion One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract vehicle, FCW reported Thursday.
Mark Rockwell writes Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, director of contracting at USAF, said OASIS makes a positive impact on the service’s decision making process, surcharge expenses, contractor management and know-how on IT products ordered.
“There’s been a sea change in how GSA partners,” Masiello said, adding that it “has simplified the decision process.”
The Air Force can also take advantage of the various order options GSA offers that Masiello says acquisition officers might not otherwise have access to.
Earlier this year, the Air Force Space and Missile Command said it plans to forgo its own SMC Technical Support program in favor of the $472 million OASIS Small Business systems engineering and technical assistance activities at Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Further commitments to use OASIS SB have come from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center at Eglin Air Force Base.
According to a GSA official, the agency is already processing vendor proposals it has received for the OASIS multiple award contracts following the Oct. 30 deadline.