Polaris — GSA’s future small business Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) of record — is meant to provide agencies with a trusted and innovative contract vehicle designed to deliver complex IT services from the most highly skilled, experienced, and capable small businesses across multiple socioeconomic pools.
After releasing the final RFPs for the small business and women-owned small business pools in March 2022, we received thoughtful feedback from our industry partners in the small business community. We truly appreciate it.
As a result of the feedback we received, we’re assessing whether any changes to those RFPs are necessary. While we assess, we announced that we’re temporarily pausing the RFPs until further notice and will issue a new extended proposal due date along with any amendments.
Offerors are encouraged to pause proposal activities until this assessment is completed. During this pause, the Polaris Submission Portal will not be open.
I want to emphasize that we very much appreciate industry’s feedback during this time.
Built for an inclusive future
Polaris is designed to meet the needs of agencies buying complex IT services by
- establishing pools that represent the broad ecosystem of small businesses.
- including diverse providers that are proven capable of delivering exceptional results.
Our job is to take a thoughtful and managed approach to having a range of small businesses available to federal agencies through Polaris.
While we consider feedback and questions received from the RFPs, please continue to monitor SAM.gov for the latest Polaris news and information.