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OAI provides professional consulting services to government organizations, the private sector, academia, and UN agencies. OAI experts have carried out ocean and fisheries projects throughout the world. Our experts couple diverse work experiences as scientists and senior managers with exceptional educational backgrounds and contacts throughout the United States and world-wide.

Teams of OAI Associates and affiliates can be fielded quickly, anywhere, to do analyses, plans, evaluations, and technical reports on -
      • Commercial and Recreational fisheries
      • Fisheries and wildlife conservation
      • Aquaculture - freshwater and marine
      • Issues in aquatic ecosystems
      • Ocean issues, remote sensing, and oceanography
      • Marine fisheries research and management
      • Fisheries in developing nations - research, development, and management
      • Climate change impacts on freshwater and marine systems and fisheries
      • Planning and evaluation of Environmental Projects
      • Research vessels and facilities


















































There are many ways you can do business with OAI. The following is a list of our active federal contract vehicles:

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GSA Schedule Contracts

GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS);00CORP
Business Size: Small Business
Period of Performance: September 7, 2004 – September 6, 2019
Contract Number: GS-10F-0567P

GSA Schedule 70 (Information Technology Professional Services)
Business Size – Small Business
Period of Performance – April 15, 2017 – April 14, 2022
Contract Number: GS-35F-372GA





GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS);00CORP
Business Size: Small Business
Period of Performance: September 7, 2004 – September 6, 2019
Contract Number: GS-10F-0567P

SINs (hover over each for description):
871-1 Professional Engineering – Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/Activities871-1: Professional Engineering - Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/Activities - Services required under this SIN involve the definition and interpretation of high level organizational engineering performance requirements such as projects, systems, missions, etc., and the objectives and approaches to their achievement. Typical associated tasks include, but are not limited to an analysis of mission, program goals and objectives, program evaluations, analysis of program effectiveness, requirements analysis, organizational performance assessment, special studies and analysis, training, and consulting.
874-1 MOBIS Integrated Consulting Services874-1: MOBIS - Integrated Consulting Services - Contractors shall provide expert advice and assistance in support of an agency's mission-oriented business functions. Services covered by this SIN include: Management or strategy consulting, including research, evaluations, studies, analyses, scenarios/simulations, reports, business policy and regulation development assistance and strategy formulation.
* Facilitation and related decision support services
* Survey services, using a variety of methodologies, including survey planning, design, and development; survey administration; data validation and analysis; reporting, and stakeholder briefings
*Advisory and assistance services in accordance with FAR 37.203
874-6 MOBIS Acquisition Management Support874-6: MOBIS - Acquisition Management Support - Acquisition Management Support: Contractors shall provide professional support services to agencies in conducting federal acquisition management activities. Services covered by this SIN are: acquisition planning assistance, including market research and recommending procurement strategy: acquisition document development, including cost/price estimates, quality assurance surveillance plans, statements of work, synopses, solicitations, price negotiation memoranda, etc.: expert assistance in supporting proposal evaluations, including price/cost analysis or technical proposal analysis: contract administration support services, including assistance with reviewing contractor performance, developing contract modifications, and investigating reports of contract discrepancies: contract close-out assistance; Competitive Sourcing support, including OMB Circular A-76 studies, strategic sourcing studies, privatization studies, public-private partnerships, and Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act studies.
874-7 MOBIS Integrated Business Program Support Services874-7: MOBIS - Integrated Business Program Support Services - Contractors shall provide services to assist agencies in managing their mission-oriented business projects or programs and achieving mission performance goals. Services covered by this SIN include:
* All phases of program or project management, from planning to closeout.
* Operational/administrative business support services in order to carry out program objectives.
899-1 Environmental Consulting Services899-1: Environmental Consulting Services - The services include, but are not limited to: Planning and Documentation Services for the development, planning, facilitation, coordination, and documentation of and/or for environmental initiatives (or mandates such as Executive Order 13423) in areas of chemical, radiological, and/or hazardous materials; ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and sustainable performance measure development; Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Endangered species, wetland, watershed, and other natural resource management plans; Archeological and/or cultural resource management plans; Environmental program and project management; Environmental regulation development; Economic, technical and/or risk analysis; other environmentally related studies and/or consultations; Homeland Security solutions that include Biochemical protection; Crime prevention through environmental design surveys (CPTED); Economical, technical and/or risk analysis; Identification and mitigation of threats inclusive of protective measures to mitigate the threats; and Vulnerability assessments. Compliance Services such as review, audit, and implementation/management of EMS and other compliance and contingency plans and performance measures; Permitting; Spill prevention/control and countermeasure plans; Pollution prevention surveys; and Community Right to-Know Act reporting. Advisory Services for ongoing advice and assistance with data and information in support of agency environmental programs involving areas such as Hazardous material spills; Material safety data sheets (MSDS), Biological/medical data sheets; Information hotlines; Poison control hotlines; Environmental regulations and environmental policy/procedure updates; Management, furnishing, or inventory of MSDS. Waste Management Consulting Services to provide guidance in support of waste-related data collection, feasibility studies and risk analyses; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act/Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (RCRA/CERCLA) site investigations; Hazardous and/or non-hazardous exposure assessments; Waste characterization and source reduction studies; Review and recommendation of waste tracking or handling systems; Waste management plans and/or surveys; Waste minimization/pollution prevention initiatives; and Review of technologies and processes impacting waste management.

899-3 Environmental Training Services899-3: Environmental Training Services - This SIN is designed to aid agencies in training personnel in a variety of environmentally related subjects in order to meet Federal mandates and Executive Orders. Environmentally related training can be conducted on- or off-site using standard off-the-shelf, customized, or computer/web-based interactive courses. Examples of environmental training courses include: Air/blood borne pathogens; Asbestos awareness; Environmental management planning and operations and maintenance (O&M) planning; Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA); Compliance with environmental laws/regulations; Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); Confined space training; Electronics management; Emergency response plans; Environmental audits, awareness, compliance, and management; Fire preparedness training; First responder; Hazardous materials and waste (HAZMAT) training to include compliance, operation, packaging, handling, generators, and incident response; Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) training inclusive of transportation, storage and disposal; ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS); Lead training to include awareness, inspecting, assessing, rehabilitation, and renovation; Mold (abatement, assessment); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Natural habitat preservation; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Pollution prevention; Public fire safety education; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Sustainable environmental practices; Water conservation; and Wetlands regulation and permitting.
899-7 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services899-7: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services - Provides GIS services in support of environmental programs. Services include, but are not limited to: Creation/enforcement of environmental legislation; Cultural resource GIS (CRGIS); Environmental cost assessment; Environmental impact analyses; Environmental regulatory compliance; Groundwater monitoring; Growth forecast modeling; Habitat conservation plans; Habitat modeling; Image analysis support for emergency response; Mapping, Cartography and Mashups (e.g., combining data from more than one source into a single integrated tool); Migration pattern analysis; Natural resource planning; Remote sensing for environmental studies; Terrestrial, marine, and/or atmospheric measuring/management; Vegetation mapping; and Watershed characterization for mitigation planning.

The Professional Services Schedule is a streamlined procurement vehicle for federal agencies, other federal organizations and some state and local governments to obtain professional services from vendors that have been pre-qualified by GSA. Mandated contracting requirements -- competition, pricing, small business rules, etc. - have already been completed. Federal customers can go directly to our catalog of services and price list by clicking here (GS-10F-0567P).



GSA Schedule 70 (Information Technology Professional Services)
Business Size – Small Business
Period of Performance – April 15, 2017 – April 14, 2022
Contract Number: GS-35F-372GA

SIN: 132-51 – Professional IT Services

The Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 grants agencies direct access to commercial experts who can thoroughly address the needs of the Government IT Community. IT Schedule 70 allows for choice, flexibility, ease of use, and access to the highest quality of IT services and solutions. Customers can go directly to our catalog of services and price list by clicking here GS-35F-372GA.

To request a quote, everything can be handled on-line at the GSA Advantage Welcome Page, following the link to e-Buy. It is also perfectly fine to send us (fax or e-mail) a RFQ with a Statement of Work.

Ordering Procedures in Brief (Detailed ordering guidelines are found in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.4.).  See also the GSA Buyer's Guide (e-Buy for Buyers) presentation for a step-by-step overview.

Under the $3,500 Micro-purchase Threshold:

  1. Prepare a Statement of Work (SOW). The Contract Officer (CO) or GSA micro-purchase cardholders may order from any schedule contractor of your choice.


Over the $3,500 Micro-purchase Threshold, but under $1,000,000:

  1. Program Staff provide the CO with a SOW including a description of the work required, a schedule, and the location for delivery and inspection of the work.
  2. The CO or Program Staff will issue a Request for Quotation (RFQ) containing the SOW to at least three contractors on the appropriate Category of the OOCORP Schedule. The best mechanism for this process is E-buy on www.gsaadvantage.gov where all correspondence is electronic, thus speeding up the process significantly.
  3. When a buyer, such as a program official, does not have authority to make an award, they can forward the RFQ, with the quotes received, to a person with authority (the Contract Officer) so the award can be made quickly using eBuy or the Agency system.
  4. Program staff and the CO review the responses and rates received to determine the best value, looking beyond lowest price to, for example, delivery, training required, and past performance.
  5. The CO issues a purchase order (or through eBuy) to the selectee using their GSA contract.

The total time can range from 2 days to 2 weeks, depending on the CO's familiarity with GSA Schedule contracting and internal agency requirements.

For additional information on accessing the GSA Federal Supply Schedules, go to the GSA Advantage! Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/197465

Consider a BPA. Blanket Purchase Agreements are useful when there is a need for a wide variety of items, but the exact items, quantities and delivery requirements are not known in advance. A BPA reduces the administrative burden of writing numerous purchase orders. BPAs are easy to use, about the same as the basic RFQ, are flexible, with no maximum limits on orders, and can be a nationwide contracting vehicle.

Orders over the Maximum Order Threshold ($1,000,000):

Authorized Users of GSA Schedules The following agencies and activities may use contracts established under GSA Schedules: