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    Will Fortier
    There has been a veritable tornado of activity:   With ASTRO anticipated to be released somewhere around August 19th, many of our Industry Partners are wondering where the solicitation will be posted and what training events will take place.  Navigating this journey is as simple as following the yellow brick road!
     
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    Last Activity: 8/4/2020 8:32 PM
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    Will Fortier
    ASTRO Anticipates Leading The Charge For Unpriced Civilian IDIQS!   GREAT NEWS!  It has been a long time coming, but it should soon be here!!!  GSA’s Industry Partners and supporting associations have long sought the ability for IDIQ contracts to be awarded without consideration of price as an evaluation factor in favor of the common understanding that price will always be considered at the Task Order level.  Recent changes to law are now making that desire a possible reality!
     
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    Last Activity: 7/1/2020 8:27 PM
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    Will Fortier
    The Consultants May Be Misleading You!!! Predictions of minimum scores on ASTRO are FAKE NEWS!!! Hello ASTRO Community! Practically every day (and often multiple times per day), the ASTRO team hears something along the lines of “We heard that we need to score XXX number of points or we shouldn’t even bother proposing on ASTRO.”   Well folks, the ASTRO team is making this special announcement to all potential Offerors:  
     
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    Last Activity: 6/17/2020 9:45 PM
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    cezeig79
    Will, Thank you for the update and clarification. Will any updates to the draft solicitation be released to capture changes to the scoring matrix or other? V/r, Craig Zeigler Business Development Manager Avion Solutions, Inc. 4905 Research Dr...Read More
    david.thomas@st...
    When “...the hat is thrown in the ring” for an opportunity, we do so with the intent of providing a solution for the customer and working as a team member. If unsuccessful will we learn why, so we can adjust accordingly and provide a more competitive...Read More
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    Will Fortier
    Hello ASTRO Community! Thank you to those who are submitting projects like we requested.  We feel this has been very beneficial to Industry and Government alike.  We have noticed some things and fielded some questions around what needs to be submitted to validate scope and/or scoring elements, so we wanted to provide some guidance on the subject. Tip #1:
     
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    Last Activity: 6/3/2020 2:23 PM
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    Will Fortier
    As expected, the slots for our ASTRO Industry Due Diligence sessions filled up quickly.  At this point, we have closed the registration page.  However, that does not necessarily mean that it is impossible to still schedule a meeting.  As we have stated before, the ASTRO team is open to meeting via telecom or in person anytime with any company prior to the release of the formal solicitation.                                                           
     
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    Last Activity: 2/14/2020 8:43 AM
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    rlera
    Will, Is there an ETA or general time frame of when the RFP will come out or is it still TBD?
    Will Fortier
    It's appropriate to leave it as TBD for now. The team will need time to absorb due diligence feedback and work toward finalizing the solicitation.
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    Will Fortier
    Hello ASTRO Community! The draft RFP language is currently being finalized so we're ready to solidify the Due Diligence sessions.  Due Diligence will be held at GSA Headquarters, 1800 F ST NW Washington, DC 20006 on February 18-20th.  PLEASE ENTER THROUGH THE ...E ST NW... ENTRANCE.  A scheduling tool has been created which can be found here; 
     
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    Last Activity: 2/4/2020 1:26 PM
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    Will Fortier
    Hello ASTRO Community.  Just an update to keep all stakeholders informed, the 3rd RFI has posted.  Here are the details...
     
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    Last Activity: 12/11/2019 3:36 PM
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    tlhuth
    How do I find the draft Section C and the ASTRO Pool Structure documents?
    Will Fortier
    If you click on the RFI #3 link you'll see links that contain the draft section C and pool structure files.
    David_Bishop
    Have you made any progress on the structure of the eventual proposal (Sec L) or the evaluation criteria (Sec M)? What will be most important, past performance or pricing?
    Will Fortier
    Hello David - That is precisely what RFI #4 is about (evaluation criteria). It is out now and due back later this month. You can find links to it on this forum.
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    Will Fortier
    The FEDSIM organization within the Assisted Acquisition Service Organization of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service has been commissioned by client organizations to establish a multiple award IDIQ contract program to support existing and future requirements. The program is code-named ASTRO.
     
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    Last Activity: 9/26/2019 2:22 PM
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    michaelwales@de...
    Hello. Is the Draft Solicitation still anticipated to be released in Q4FY2019 or is a Q1FY2020 release time frame more likely.
    Will Fortier
    Thanks for the question. The government still plans on conducting a few more RFI's to get industry feedback. A draft solicitation is targeted towards the later part of Q1 FY2020 after market research has been analyzed.
    Aliya M
    Has an anticipated ceiling value been determined for ASTRO?
    Will Fortier
    At this time no ceiling value has been determined for ASTRO.
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    Will Fortier
     
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    Last Activity: 7/29/2019 12:36 PM
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    msikorski@ads
    Are both sessions full? I requested the 1st one today but haven't received confirmation either way. I can also attend the 2nd session if that has openings. Thank you.
    JDNick1992
    Will, Is a list of registered companies available by session? If not, what about a current count of attendees for each session? Thanks!
    Will Fortier
    Hello - If you're interested in knowing if you can still register, the answer is yes for either session. There are still limited seats for those still wanting to register.
    wboehm
    Will the sign-in lists for both morning and afternoon sessions be released to Interact or FBO?
    Will Fortier
    Hello - The ASTRO team will not be releasing that information at this time. However, there were over 130 organizations that attended the ASTRO industry day events.
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    Will Fortier
    Hello ASTRO Followers! We have received a number of questions about the current RFI (you can find that RFI located here; https://feedback.gsa.gov/jfe/form/SV_7P2I7Qg1DZmDJXf) and thought we would shed some light.  The first page of the survey will provide you access to the Draft Section C and allow you to provide comments/feedback on the Draft Section C.  Once you hit "submit", you will see the questions related to project information.  The questions are: Number of projects being submitted:
     
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    Last Activity: 7/11/2019 11:16 AM
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