GSA’s Polaris RFPs are on pause after the agency received comments regarding the evaluation of joint ventures. GSA is now assessing whether changes are required to the RFPs and is temporarily pausing the RFPs until further notice. WOSBs, SDVOSBs, and HUBZone IT service providers should pause proposal activities until the assessment is completed. This assessment may be an indication that GSA is carefully considering aspects of Polaris RFPs that will hopefully be beneficial to both large and small contractors and improve teaming arrangements.

With this assessment and potential amendment to the RFPs, the previous proposal due date of May 13, 2022, will need to be reset. During this pause, the opening of the Polaris Submission Portal is also on hold.  Note that the April 18, 2022, due date to submit questions was not changed. Please submit questions to [email protected].

Attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group are monitoring changes to GSA’s Polaris RFPs and will report on any new developments. If you have questions concerning Polaris, please contact Cy Alba, the author of this client alert. Visit this link for previous coverage on Polaris.