Polaris - GSA's Small Business GWAC

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POLARIS "The Guiding Star" GSA's New Small Business Information Technology GWAC.

What we know so far.

  • Polaris is the proposed replacement for the canceled Alliant 2 SB solicitation
  • RFI is expected in October 2020, to be followed by the draft RFP in late fall 2020.
  • GSA may utilize an online proposal submission tool to expedite the process
  • Polaris is a total small business set-aside, with emphasis on WOSB and HUBZone vendors
  • Polaris has a $15 billion ceiling

The purpose of the Polaris GWAC:

  • Improve and increase the quality and diversity of IT solutions available to the government.
  • Increase the pool of eligible small business vendors who offer new and emerging technologies
  • Streamline the process to become a federal contractor

Polaris is looking for vendors who can provide:

  • Artificial intelligence, including predictive analytics and machine learning.
  • Automated technologies, including robotic process automation.
  • Blockchain, including distributed ledger.
  • Cloud services, including migration services and cloud risk management.
  • Cybersecurity, including security assessment services, zero trust architecture services
  • Edge computing, including 5G implementation, internet of things
  • Immersive technologies, including augmented and virtual reality

GSA wants your input  >>>  Visit GSA' s Blog

Questions?  Call us at (301) 960-5817

Fedmarket will offer two options to assist you in completing your Polaris offering:

Model Proposal ONLY
The Model Proposal Template will consist of all volumes and files formatted according to the solicitation, file formatting requirements, and proposal submittal instructions. The files contain file completions instructions and model text whenever possible. Instructions are written by deciphering the government's overly complicated criteria for required corporate experience evidence and required contractor certifications for administrative and financial systems.

Model Proposal w/Consulting
The option includes the Model Proposal Template with unlimited hours of consulting service with a senior proposal writer. In addition to consulting, this option includes proposal review, formatting, and compiling your proposal. When you work with our consultants and deliver all requested materials, the result of this engagement is a final Proposal ready for submittal to the government.

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