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Polaris - GSA's Small Business GWAC

NEWS - The POLARIS HUBZone & SDVOSB Pools are Open for Bid.

Current Due Date for HUBZone & SDVOSB Pools is 11/18/22
POLARIS SB & WOSB Pools are now closed.

POLARIS "The Guiding Star" GSA's New Small Business Information Technology GWAC.
Issuing Agency: General Services Administration (GSA)

POLARIS GWAC Small Business Pool - Notice ID - 47QTCB22R0001

POLARIS GWAC Women Owned Small Business Pool - Notice ID - 47QTCB22R0003

POLARIS GWAC HUBZone Pool - Notice ID 47QTCB22R0006


About Polaris:

  • Polaris is the proposed replacement for the canceled Alliant 2 SB solicitation
  • GSA will utilize an online proposal submission tool to expedite the process. (https://polaris.app.cloud.gov)
  • Polaris is a total small business set-aside, with emphasis on WOSB , HUBZone , and SDVOSB vendors

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

Questions?  Call us at (301) 960-5817

Fedmarket offers two options to assist you in completing your Polaris offering. Each offering includes updates for ten amendments. Although unlikely, you may incur a nominal fee if additional modifications are issued. Both engagements include one (1) proposal for submission and conclude upon submission.

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.

Polaris consists of four MA/IDIQ contracts, referred to as Pools. Multiple awards shall be made in each of the four Pools.

  • Small Business (SB) Pool  - Closed
  • HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone) Pool - Open for Bid
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Pool  - Closed
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) - Open for Bid

An offeror may only submit a single proposal in any given Pool.
Any offeror found submitting more than one proposal in a given Pool shall have ALL of its offers in that pool disqualified from consideration.

The NAICS code selected for the Master Contract is designated as 541512, Computer Systems Design Services; however, other IT NAICS codes are acceptable if the principal nature of the resulting task order is for IT services.

The Offeror must submit a MINIMUM OF THREE (3) and may submit a MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) distinct Primary Relevant Experience Projects.

The submitted Primary Relevant Experience Projects must meet the following conditions:

  • Project includes performance in one of the NAICS listed in the RFP through one of the three scenarios below.
    • The claimed NAICS must have been integral to the performance of the Project.
    • The assigned NAICS in FPDS-NG is one of the five (5) NAICS codes listed in the RFP and the Project can be verified OR
    • Offeror claims a different NAICS code than the NAICS code assigned in FPDS-NG. The NAICS being claimed is one of the five (5) NAICS codes listed in the RFP and can be verified in accordance with the RFP OR
    • Project is non-federal, in which a NAICS code was not assigned, but one of the five (5) NAICS codes listed in RFP is being claimed and can be verified.
    The 5 NAICS codes are: 518210, 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519.

A Relevant Experience Project may not be claimed more than once for this pool.

With respect to timing, each Primary Relevant Experience Project must be ongoing or have been completed within five (5) years from the date proposals are due.

With respect to performance, each Primary Relevant Experience Project must be complete or have at least one year of performance. If at least one year of performance was not completed, then either an interim or final CPARS, or a completed Award Fee Determination must be available.

Individual Project Value must be equal to or greater than $250,000. Note: Project value for completed federal Projects is determined by the total obligated dollars. Project value for ongoing federal Projects is determined based on the total estimated value (inclusive of all option periods). Project value for non-federal contracts is determined based on the contract value listed on the Non-Government Award Form.

Only in the event Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) information is not available will an Offeror be allowed to submit Attachment J.P-4 Past Performance Rating Form, as a substitute Past Performance Survey. If CPARS information is available for any selected past performance relevant experience project, it must be used for the Past Performance evaluation.

A past performance assessment must be submitted for three of the relevant experience projects.

A Relevant Experience “project” is defined as (1) a single contract; (2) a single task order awarded under a Multiple Award contract (as defined below); (3) a single task order awarded under a master Single-Award Indefinite Delivery task order contract (Definite Quantity, Requirements, or Indefinite Quantity) (FAR 16.5); (4) a single task order placed under a Federal Supply Schedule contract (FAR 8.405-2); or (5) a single task order placed under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) (FAR 8.405-3).

No project may be used in more than one proposal for the same Pool. Projects used in more than one proposal in a given Pool will not be evaluated and will be removed.

Accounting Systems, Certifications, and Clearances are not minimum or mandatory requirements; however, Offerors who demonstrate having these Systems, Certifications, and Clearances within their proposal will be considered more favorably. Points will also be available for accounting system audits with determinations from a Third-Party CPA.


select your desired product
POLARIS HUBZone Pool - Full Service$4,600
POLARIS HUBZone - Model Only$2,500
POLARIS SDVOSB Pool - Model Only$2,500
POLARIS SDVOSB Pool - Full Service$4,600