Last week, we joined forces with G2Xchange and Mile Marker 10 to present our findings on the key Federal Civilian opportunities that should be in your 2021 pipeline. In this hour and a half webinar, our GovCon experts, Jeff Shen and Tris Carpenter, highlighted 30 opportunities and the key takeaways from each contract. Jeff and Tris spent hours upon hours digging through RFPs, SOWs, and protests to find the golden nuggets that will help you prepare for these opportunities.
In the webinar, we polled more than 100 attendees on which opportunities they were most keen on. Below, are the top five opportunities that contractors are paying attention to in 2021.
1. Polaris Small Business GWAC
- Agency: GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
- Status: Pre-RFP
- Solicitation #: 47QTCB21N0002
- Solicitation Date: June 2021
- Award Date: February 2022
- Competition Type: Small Business Set-Aside (HubZone, WOSB)
- Type of Award: IDIQ – GWAC
- Value: $20 billion (est.)
- Duration: 5-year base period plus 1 x 5-year option
- Expected Award(s): Multiple – TBD
- Primary NAICS: 541512
- Contract Type: FFP, CR, T&M, and LH
- Requirements: Provide Federal agencies with customized IT services and IT services-based solutions, both commercial and noncommercial
- Latest Update(s): Contracting Office released a Draft RFP on December 31, 2020. Feedback on the Draft RFP was due on January 29, 2021.
- Incumbent(s): None, this is technically a new requirement (previous iteration was the canceled Alliant 2 Small Business (A2SB) procurement)
Key Takeaways for Polaris Small Business GWAC
- Take an inventory of existing projects. Create a spreadsheet to map all of your projects against the score criteria. It’s a good idea to use CIO-SP4 projects as a starting point to assess which available projects you might have. Map your projects to the scoresheet to identify gaps that exist based on your existing experience.
- Review existing small business teaming partners and Mentor-Protégé Joint Ventures (MPJV) that you have worked with previously. Begin reviewing their Relevant Experience against the Primary and Emerging Technology Areas.
- Consider new MPJV and Prime/Subcontractor teaming possibilities.
- Determine which certifications are viable to attain between now and the Final RFP release.
- Here was the breakdown of A2SB: Relevant Experience (20%), Leading Edge Technologies (7%), Past Performance (21%), and Risk (9%). For Polaris, anticipate Emerging Technologies to increase, Past Performance to go down, and Risk Assessment and Relevant Experience to stay relatively the same.