GSA Polaris Small Business GWAC

This government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) is a family of Multiple Award, Indefinite- Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts to provide customized Information Technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions. The principal nature of any resulting task order procurement must be for IT services; however, ancillary support may be included when it is integral to and necessary for the IT services-based effort.

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Solicitation in a Nutshell:



Agency:GSA – Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Office:ITS Office of Acquisition Operations (QTA) –  Office of Integrated Technology Services
Status:Draft RFP

Published on Dec 31, 2020

Solicitation Number:47QTCB21N0002
NAICS Codes:541512 — Computer Systems Design Services
Contract Vehicle:Polaris
Contract Period:5 Yrs. Base & 1 x 5 Yr. Option Period
Type of Contract and Award:CPAF, CPFF, CR, CS, FFP, T&M / Government-Wide Agency Contract
Number of Awards:TBD
Contract Value:TBD (expected to be $15,000,000,000)
Set-Aside:Total Small Business (with emphasis on WOSB and HUBZone )
Due Date & Time:TBD
Facility Clearance:Individual task orders may require facility security clearances
Summary:Polaris will consist of three MA/IDIQ contracts, referred to as Pools. Multiple awards shall be made in each of the three Pools.

  • Small Business (SB) Pool
  • HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone) Pool
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Pool

An offeror may only submit a single proposal in any given Pool.
An offeror may submit a single offer to be considered for any of the three pools it is eligible for (i.e. an offer submitted by a HUBZone firm could be considered for both the HUBZone pool and the small business set-aside 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.

Proposal Volumes
Vol 1 – General
Vol 2 – Relevant Experience
Vol 3 – Past Performance
Vol 4 – Systems, Certifications, and Clearances
Vol 5 – Risk Assessment
Vol 6 – Responsibility

The Offeror may submit a MAXIMUM OF SEVEN (7) distinct Primary Relevant Experience Projects.

Contractors are expected to 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
  • 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
Background:Polaris is the proposed replacement for the canceled Alliant 2 SB solicitation.

Solicitation Documents:

Solicitation Package Page:Polaris Draft RFP on

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