How to Submit Your Polaris Bid using the GSA Portal

There’s still time to bid on Polaris, an IT-Services Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) with no contract ceiling value. Proposals for the Small Business and Woman-Owned Small Business categories are due August 10.

The General Services Administration (GSA) will soon be releasing the solicitation documents for the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Pool and the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HubZone Pool). Bidders can compete in multiple pools, and a single project can be used more than once if it’s used in different pools (i.e., WOSB, HUBZone, SB, SDVOSB). However, if a project appears in more than one proposal in the same pool, GSA will reject that project in every proposal where it appears.

GSA is holding an industry training Thursday, July 21 at 1:00 pm ET to walk bidders through how to use the Polaris Submission Portal.

You can access the session with the information below. The live session will be limited to the first 3,000 participants. The training will be recorded and shared via SAM.gov.

https://gsa.zoomgov.com/j/1616367989?pwd=aXpsL1A5UzVPMWd2aXVYWUcxNnVNQT09

Passcode: Polaris

Closed captioning for the session may be accessed at: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=BIS-GSA-LG

The Polaris Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with no contract ceiling. GSA’s goal for Polaris is to build on the success of 8(a) STARS III and VETS 2 with a greater emphasis on “emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, automated technology, distributed ledger technology, edge computing, and immersive technology while furthering Administration efforts on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.”

OST Global Solutions is here to help maximize your score on your Polaris bid. We will help you develop a draft scorecard, perform a gap analysis to ensure that you make the cut-off score, and find ways to help you out-score your competition. No matter how much assistance you require, we’re here to help.

For the latest updates on the Polaris contract, see our Polaris contract page.

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