Friday March 29th 2013, GSA released the much anticipated OASIS (One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services) Draft RFP. The files can be downloaded directly from FBO:
OASIS_RFI Full and Open w/50% Small Business Comittment
OASIS_SB_RFI 100% Small Business Set-Aside
Response Date: Apr 29, 2013 11:59 pm Eastern
Thursday 4/11 at 1PM EST there will be a roundtable session to develop industry comments that are due by 4/29. This contract will be segmented into “pools” responses graded on core disciplines (functional areas). Some of these requirements are pretty challenging for small businesses but that doesn’t mean shy away, it means make sure you have your ducks in a row and you respond professionally and meet all the mandatory requirements.
Join the panel of leading proposal development, capture management and federal sales experts as they:
1) Market potential by pool
2) Review the core requirements of each pool
3) Discuss qualifications necessary to compete for your pool
4) Identify key areas of concern
5) Develop your proactive proposal response strategy
Determine how you can best compete for this opportunity and how you can best position your company.
Personal “bests” include booking $11.8 Million in new private and government business in 18 months (from cold calls) and managing sales representatives to close ratios of 85% (in cell phone sales).