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GSA Polaris – Only the facts. Only the facts! capture management gsa idiq Jun 13, 2021

Bid-No-Bid with DATA, not just your gut.

If you are contemplating GSA’s Polaris as an IDIQ for your small business concern, here is a “one-two” punch:

  1. Polaris is a points-based award IDIQ
  2. You need data - not just your gut - to inform your BNB

Unlike other massive IDIQs with...

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3 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM GSA POLARIS UPDATE! gsa polaris Jun 01, 2021

Don't forget to register for our webinar series on how to become a prime on the Polaris GWAC IDIQ. [Register HERE!]

If you were busy at work last week getting things done ahead of the holiday weekend, you might have missed GSA's update on Polaris. This is the first official release we've seen...

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Play your Past-Perf Cards Carefully on Polaris!!!! gsa gwac polaris May 09, 2021

Don't forget to register for our webinar series on how to become a prime on the Polaris GWAC IDIQ. [Register HERE!]

So about teaming and past performance, hear me out! 

Past performance will play a substantial role in the process of awarding Prime Contract Holder slots in the upcoming...

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Think holding a GSA MAS IT contract means you’re a shoo-in for Polaris? Not so fast… capture management gsa polaris May 09, 2021

Don't forget to register for our webinar series on how to become a prime on the Polaris GWAC IDIQ. [Register HERE!]

If you are a small business selling Information Technology (IT) services or products to the Federal government, then you’ve probably already heard about GSA’s upcoming...

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3 Giants of Procurement: Polaris, SEWP and CHESS capture management gsa May 05, 2021

1 Key Lesson from Identical (or Fraternal?) Triplets.

If you are a small business selling IT to the FedGov, there is a 70% probability that you have heard about GSA’s Polaris GWAC; a 10 year, $$B IDIQ Small Business Set Aside (SBSA) for the US Government to procure “all things...

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1st String or JV for Polaris GWAC? capture management gsa May 05, 2021

Three key challenges and benefits to consider.

If the buzz on webinar attendance (register here), GSA’s Polaris GWAC IDIQ evaluators are going to have a handful to deal with this fall. One hundred or more Contract Primes are expected to meet the “bar” and make it to...

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The GSA Polaris Performance Areas and Emerging Technologies Defined With Examples capture management gsa gwac idiq proposal management Apr 20, 2021

Don't forget to register for our webinar series on how to become a prime on the Polaris GWAC IDIQ. [Register HERE!]

No need to sift through the draft RFP,  use this post to see if you're company or team has the projects needed to win a seat on GSA Polaris. 

The Polaris...

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Bid GSA Polaris (And what to do about them!) capture management gsa gwac idiq proposal management Apr 16, 2021

Don't forget to register for our webinar series on how to become a prime on the Polaris GWAC IDIQ. [Register HERE!]

Do you want to know if this IT Service-centric GWAC industry is right for you to qualify for? Read this article to find out.

[Tip: When you're ready, you can ...

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8 Steps to Winning on GSA Polaris GWAC capture management gsa gwac idiq proposal management Apr 16, 2021

Don't forget to register for our webinar series on how to become a prime on the Polaris GWAC IDIQ. [Register HERE!]

We may still be months out from a final solicitation, but with the Draft GSA Polaris RFP already on the streets, the actions you take now will be the difference between being...

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7 Pitfalls To Avoid. How To Get a Polaris Award capture management gsa gwac idiq proposal management Apr 14, 2021

Don't forget to register for our webinar series on how to become a prime on the Polaris GWAC IDIQ. [Register HERE!]

 

We gave our proposal managers and contracts experts the current draft of the GSA Polaris RFP to find the biggest pitfalls they anticipate small businesses will have in...

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Make it easy for your selection board proposal management Jan 19, 2021

Whether it is a best value, LPTA, T&M or an FFP solicitation, if you want to give your bid a better chance, make it easy for your selection board to grade it.

“No more than ten 8.5” by 11” pages of single space content using 10pt Times New Roman and one-inch margins”....

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Technical Reviews Can Help You Score! proposal management Nov 12, 2020

I’ve learned the hard way how a second set of well-trained fresh eyes reviewing your bid can be the difference between an “L” and a “W” on your proposal stats. Let me spare you the awful feeling of getting a “Dear John” letter from your proposal...

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