August 29, 2016
$142B in professional services contracts coming in 2017
Source: Federal News Radio, David Thornton, August 12, 2016
Professional services contracts are going to dominate the field in 2017. That’s the biggest takeaway from Bloomberg Government’s Top 20 Opportunities in Federal Contracting.
Nine out of the top 20 contract opportunities in 2017 will be professional services, with a total potential value of $142 billion.
Chief among these contracts is GSA’s OASIS, valued at $60 billion. Although OASIS was awarded in 2014, BGOV expects at least one more on-ramp in 2017, as well as the potential for on-ramps to sub-pools requested by agencies. In addition, BGOV said GSA will likely face pressure to allow more small businesses into the program.
In fact, GSA will have some opportunities for small businesses with OASIS soon, according to OASIS Project Manager Todd Richards.
“[For] the OASIS pool 2 on-ramp, you should see a pre-solicitation notice safely within the next six weeks,” Richards said on Off Center with Mark Amtower. “Also, one of the guaranteed on-ramp periods will be in 2019. That’s when the small businesses we currently have will be required to re-certify. We fully anticipate we’re probably going to lose quite a few. There’ll be a massive on-ramp on the small business side then as well.”
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