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    The Polaris Team is providing an updated set of responses and comments to questions from industry on the draft Request for Proposal (RFP). We received your feedback and want to share responses to some of the most frequently asked questions. GENERAL
     
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    mina.brien
    Good morning! I understand that the Final RFP is planned to be released no earlier than Fall 2021. Do you anticipate it will be released before the end of Q4FY2021 or do you think it will be pushed into Q1FY2022? Thank you very much for your time!
    angeladj
    Good morning, please send your question to the Polaris mailbox, polaris@gsa.gov, and someone will provide you with a response. Thank your for your interest in Polaris.
    Rkumar
    Can I bid prime on one track (e.g., small business) and as a Joint Venture(JV) or sub in another track (e.g., HUBZone)? If so, can I use the same past performance for the two different pools for the NIACS code assigned under Primary Relevant Experience (...Read More
    aliamoroso
    Are there more informational events or industry days related to Polaris in the near future? Thank you.
    angeladj
    Hello, We have an upcoming Industry Form on Wednesday, October 20, at 1 pm Eastern. In this session, GSA will discuss the path forward for the agency's new, innovative, and exciting small business GWAC and what it could mean for our industry partners....Read More
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    SB GWAC Blogger
    We’re excited to share that our new small business GWAC will be called “Polaris”. Please check out the recent blog post about Polaris by GSA ITC Assistant Commissioner, Laura Stanton.
     
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    For those of you who were unable to attend the Small Business GWAC Industry Forum on August 27th, a recording has been posted at: https://youtu.be/fPDnJEF-7_Y GSA posts a lot of great information on its YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe and ring that notification bell.
     
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    GSA hosted a Small Business GWAC Industry Forum on August 27th, 2020, to engage with industry partners on innovations for our next generation Small Business GWAC. If you were unable to attend the forum, a recording will be shared at a later date. Some of our goals for the new GWAC include expanding the industry partner base, providing access to emerging technologies, simplifying proposal submission requirements and improving the customer experience.
     
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    wiz8200
    Thank you for the update.Kindly supplement the calender of future events and recordings.
    SB GWAC Blogger
    While we don’t have a calendar of events, we will post upcoming outreach and market research efforts here, as well as other GSA social media sources. Make sure you subscribe to this group so you receive notifications of new blog posts.
    Kelley.Dionne
    Great meeting. I'm looking forward to learning more about this new GWAC.
    Stacey Alvarado
    Is there a link that I can watch the industry day?
    SB GWAC Blogger
    GSA will post the recording of the 8/27 industry event to GSA's YouTube channel in the next week or two. We will post the link here in Interact as soon as the video is up and running.
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    SB GWAC Blogger
    We mentioned earlier the need for your feedback on a variety of topics as we prepare for the launch of a new small business GWAC. Our first request pertains to our goal of providing additional emphasis on HUBZone and woman-owned small business (WOSB) firms.   
     
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    GSA is exploring different strategies to encourage technological innovation on Polaris. With that goal in mind, we want to expand our customers ability to work with small businesses who have experience with emerging and evolving technologies. In addition to traditional IT service needs, we anticipate demand for IT solutions that include the following technologies:
     
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    On 10/16/2020, GSA posted a request for information (RFI) for the new Polaris GWAC on beta.SAM.gov, under Notice ID 47QTCB21N0001. We encourage all interested small business IT service providers to complete the survey included within the RFI. The survey will remain open through 5:00 p.m. Central Time on October 30, 2020.  
     
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    Stacey Alvarado
    Exciting news thank you for sharing.
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    SB GWAC Blogger
    Happy New Year! GSA appreciates the helpful feedback received through this forum. That feedback, along with the robust response to the RFI in October, helped shape the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) that is now available on beta.sam.gov under Notice ID 47QTCB21N0002. We encourage you to review the draft RFP and submit your feedback to Polaris@gsa.gov using the provided response template. We ask that all feedback to this draft be submitted by 4:00 p.m. Central Time on January 29, 2021. 
     
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    mina.brien
    Hello! I understand that the DRAFT RFP for Polaris was released on beta.sam.gov on December 31, 2020. However, I was wondering, has an anticipated Solicitation release time frame and/or an award time frame been established to date? If yes, would you...Read More
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    SB GWAC Blogger
    The Polaris team is pleased to share the updated draft of the solicitation submission instructions and evaluation criteria (Sections L and M). Substantial feedback was received to the draft RFP issued in December 2020. That feedback, along with recent customer and industry discussions, was used to make beneficial updates to the solicitation. The changes made will encourage maximum participation by small businesses, emphasize customer requirements, and reduce barriers to entry for small businesses.
     
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