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    Will Fortier
      The documents provided here are DRAFT DOCUMENTS and subject to change.    The final solicitation is anticipated to be released on or after August 19, 2020. 
     
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    Last Activity: 9/3/2020 8:52 AM
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    dbfiggins
    The new draft L and M appear to have clarified some areas but have deleted the bootstrap small business bonus that was in the previous draft documents, is their a discussion somewhere about the reason for this change. Thanks
    Will Fortier
    It was a concept that got consideration, but just didn't make it in this procurement. As far as why it didn't make it, there isn't a discussion that I'm aware of that I can point you to.
    WokeMeUp
    If we have a question now on the draft documents who should we send them to?
    Will Fortier
    Until the solicitation is issued, you can communicate with the ASTRO team using this email... astro@gsa.gov
    KIHOMAC-GSAInteract
    With the elimination of the bootstrap small business bonus points and the project values so high, it is clear the the GSA ASTRO does not want SB participation on this contract. This is impossible for a SB to score high enough to get an award. IS there...Read More
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    Will Fortier
     
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    Last Activity: 8/21/2020 1:13 PM
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    Will Fortier
     
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    Last Activity: 8/19/2020 7:28 PM
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    Will Fortier
     
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    Last Activity: 8/19/2020 7:26 PM
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    Will Fortier
    IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW… IT’S WHAT YOU CAN PROVE! Hello ASTRO Community!
     
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    Last Activity: 8/11/2020 1:36 PM
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    Will Fortier
    Hello ASTRO Community,   The attached document highlights some changes in the functional factors for the pools.  Take a look.   Regards, ASTRO Team
     
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    Last Activity: 7/14/2020 3:24 PM
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    colin
    Will, thanks for posting. Can you confirm the new timeframe posted on Govwin for the final RFP release?
    Will Fortier
    The ASTRO team is not tracking timeframes posted by 3rd parties, so we won't be able to speak to their accuracy. The RFP release is still targeted for this FY (likely 4th quarter).
    camillemgardner07
    Can you comment on the anticipated release date? Is it still August or has it pushed to Sept/Oct 2020?
    ediamond
    Hi Will, thank you so much for the pricing update! Our team is excited about the opportunity to work on this bid. The last few blog posts mention that there are more draft documents coming/more updates were to follow regarding solicitation documents....Read More
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    Will Fortier
    Hello ASTRO Community! As we go through questions, recommendations, and document submissions, we begin to realize where further clarifications are necessary and where it makes sense to make edits to the draft solicitation documents.  One such area is the requirement for any project submitted in any Pool of ASTRO to be platform related.  We are seeing many examples of keyword searches that forego being within the context of a Pool or Domain definition.  The following questions and answers elaborate more on this:
     
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    Last Activity: 5/21/2020 2:13 PM
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    liz.tribelli
    Thank you for distributing the updated draft Section C. On a related front, with respect to teaming, if a contractor decides to submit a bid to Prime a Pool, can you please confirm that it is acceptable to also sub to other companies that may be bidding...Read More
    Will Fortier
    We are starting to encourage companies with questions regarding ASTRO to ask them via astro@gsa.gov.
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    Will Fortier
    Hello ASTRO Community! We have asked and continue to ask for project submissions from Industry to check for scoring validation and Pool applicability.  For those of you who have taken advantage of this already, please accept a genuine “thank you” from the ASTRO Team!  We’ve already discovered a number of issues that seem to be confusing people and we will be addressing those things in a series of upcoming blogs designed to clarify certain aspects of the ASTRO draft solicitation. 
     
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    Last Activity: 5/14/2020 12:15 PM
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    bmacneill
    Will/GSA, Thank you for sending out this template!
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    Will Fortier
    Hello ASTRO Community!
     
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    Last Activity: 4/15/2020 10:42 AM
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    Caton Jarrett
    Credence Management Solutions supports the ASTRO RFP as currently written with the Bootstrap Bonus, as this innovative approach is designed to ultimately best benefit FEDSIM’s critical customers. By enabling mid-size companies to compete for awards on...Read More
    dlehman12
    In reviewing Industry Certifications in the DRFP I noticed under Mission Operations Pool there is one called - DoD Commercial Airlift Review Board Approval; and under the Aviation Pool and Space Pool there are two other ones - AS9100 Certification and...Read More
    Will Fortier
    Hello - I recommend routing specific technical questions like this through astro@gsa.gov
    MikeArch
    Can subs be added after prime contract award?
    Will Fortier
    In short yes. Teaming arrangements should be tailored to best meet individual task order requirements and is a vendor business decision.
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    Will Fortier
    ASTRO Community.  The due diligence questions and answers have been posted here.  Please take a look.  
     
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    Last Activity: 4/13/2020 10:43 AM
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    colin
    Will, Line 81 starts RFP anticipated for "late Fall/Early Summer." Is it meant to read late summer/early Fall or should we expect an RFP as early as June?
    colin
    Thanks Will, that info is helpful. Do you have an estimate for when we'll be able to access and familiarize ourselves with the Symphony portal?
    Will Fortier
    We don't have a date/timeframe yet for that. But you can assume you'll see that come out prior to any final solicitation being issued for action.
    rstaples
    From earlier communications, we noted that the GSA ASTRO team is open to receiving input and discussing ideas throughout this process up until the day that the formal solicitation is released. Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. (www.epsilonsystems.com), a...Read More
    Will Fortier
    Ralph - The ASTRO team will coordinate with your organization.

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