The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced plans to issue an amendment to the Polaris GWAC Small Business Pool offerors in August 2023. This amendment will incorporate the submission of a price proposal and adjustments to the evaluation requirements specific to protégé firms. Further amendments for the WOSB, HUBZone, and SDVOSB Pools are planned for September 2023.

Background on Polaris:

Polaris replaces GSA’s $15 billion Alliant 2 Small Business contract. 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.”

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently ruled that the GSA must amend its $15-billion Polaris IT-based solicitation and allow companies to resubmit their proposals, stopping the evaluation process and the awarding of contracts until the necessary changes are made.

What’s Next for Polaris:

GSA’s amendments to the Polaris solicitation must address the issues raised by the court, which include changing how they score past performance for Joint Venture submissions, and the inclusion of pricing in the evaluation for awards at the master contract level.

OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have extensive experience in winning large, strategic bids like Polaris. We can provide capture and proposal teams to develop a complete, winning proposal. Or we can provide consultants on a case-by-case basis to fill gaps on your business development team.

Contact us to discuss your bid, so we can help you develop a winning proposal.

Boost Your Proposal Success with Our Win Themes Development Workshop

Are you ready to elevate your proposal game? Join us at OST Global Solutions for our one-day, intensive training workshop on Proposal Win Themes Development on August 30. This hands-on course will equip you with the skills to influence Government customers and increase your proposal’s win probability. With your new skills, you can replace unproductive brainstorming sessions and late-stage proposal re-writes with an organized, proven process to dramatically improve your proposal’s win probability. Sign up today and give your proposals the winning edge.

Schedule a Call

[email protected]

(301) 384-3350

Upcoming Bid & Proposal Academy Classes

Competitive Analysis: Black Hat & Price to Win (PTW) with AI Insights

OST Global Solutions 7361 Calhoun Place, Suite 560, Rockville, MD, United States

This training covers Black Hat and Price to Win (PTW) analyses that are the backbone of the competitive analysis, and are indispensable in the highly competitive world of winning Government proposals. Master the techniques for identifying competitors; using sources for quantitative and qualitative information; organizing Black Hat sessions; devising competitors’ approach; performing SWOT analysis; postulating competitors’ win strategies; following a disciplined PTW development process; performing labor rate analysis; and more.

Register Now $1,390.00

Foundations of Federal Business Development: Strategies with AI Integration

OST Global Solutions 7361 Calhoun Place, Suite 560, Rockville, MD, United States

This Government Business Development training offers essential skills in professional business development for Government contractors selling services and solutions to the Federal Government. The two-day course begins with an overview of the Federal business development (BD) process and what it takes to succeed in the profession. It proceeds to the basics of U.S. Government business.

Register Now $1,390.00

Master AI to Enhance BD, Capture, & Proposal Processes Updated to Include the Latest AI Developments

OST Global Solutions Virtual Classroom MD, United States

Are you ready to enhance your bid flow, improve your Pwin, cut down the time it takes to do most BD tasks, improve decision-making, and reduce proposal risk by ensuring your submissions are compliant and compelling? This course is specially designed for BD professionals in Government contracting firms seeking to harness the power of AI in their operations. Over three comprehensive sessions, you will gain the knowledge and tools to transform your BD strategies and execution. Learn More