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The multiple award IDIQ contracts are too heavily weighted towards efficiencies at the expense of the small business community. Specifically, the use of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract provides a great example of the concern of the impact of these contract vehicles on the small ...

Tuesday, June 6 – The Pikes Peak SBDC “2nd Annual State of Small Business” with the UCCS Economic Forum was an informative and fun-filled morning. The speakers (Kelly Manning, Tatiana Bailey, Aikta Marcoulier, Dennis Casey, Rosy McDonough, Mike Hardin, Sarah Humbargar) provided insights into the economics of small business at the national, state and local levels; the economic i ...

Colorado is home to the second largest space economy in the United States, making it an ideal location for small businesses in the aerospace industry. While attending the Colorado Aerospace Day event on March 20, I was impressed by the wide variety of small businesses and the high degree of innovation focused on aerospace in this state.  The latest statistics are impressive: ...

The multiple award IDIQ contracts are too heavily weighted towards efficiencies at the expense of the small business community. Specifically, the use of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract provides a great example of the concern of the impact of these contract vehicles on the small business community and on innovation. OASIS provides a great example of the concerns for these multiple award contacts because the structure, eligibility criteria and evaluation process used in OASIS are setting a trend for future multiple award contracts to adopt the same system.

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