The General Services Administration (GSA) has released a significant update for the POLARIS Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The agency issued Amendment 4 (RFP 47QTCB22R0007) for the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) competition pool. This amendment, a direct consequence of the recent Court of Federal Claims decision, presents a crucial adjustment mandate for those who submitted proposals by November 18, 2022. Failure to respond effectively to these changes could result in GSA rejecting your proposal.

The deadline for updated submissions is January 12, 2024, so it’s essential to act quickly. Review and adjust your proposals accordingly on the Polaris Submission Portal (

POLARIS, valued at an estimated $15 billion, is designed to facilitate the procurement of information technology services and solutions. POLARIS encompasses a broad scope of work, including but not limited to cloud services, cybersecurity solutions, software development, and IT operational support.

Tailored Support for SDVOSB Bidders in the POLARIS GWAC

For SDVOSB entities navigating the recent POLARIS GWAC Amendment 4, it’s crucial to be precise, thorough, and swift in responding to Amendment 4. At OST Global Solutions, we will ensure your proposal addresses the latest requirements. We bring extensive experience in supporting numerous clients through various POLARIS amendments, and we can bring that experience to keep your proposal compliant and maintain its competitive edge.

Why OST Global Solutions is Your Ideal POLARIS Partner

Our involvement in POLARIS has been extensive and impactful. We’ve been instrumental in guiding clients through the dynamic amendments, ensuring successful outcomes even in the most challenging scenarios. Our approach is hands-on and detail-oriented, freeing you to focus on your core business while we handle the intricacies of proposal compliance and strategy.

OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. 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. Our services related to Polaris and other Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) consist of capture management, cost volume development, price-to-win analysis, team identification/negotiation, proposal management, proposal writing, editing, graphics, and desktop publishing.

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

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