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Polaris Pre-Award Protest: The New Normal for MACs?

Almost as soon as the RFP was released, the first pre-award protest quickly followed

The General Services Administration (GSA) issued the final Multiple Award Contract (MAC) RFPs for the Polaris women-owned Small Business (WOSB) and Small Business (SB) pools on March 25. This much anticipated information technology (IT) solicitation is the replacement for the Alliant 2 Small Business solicitation ($15 billion ceiling) which never made it to the final RFP. The Polaris government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) will eventually include four different pools: SB, WOSB, historically underutilized business (HUB) zones as well as service disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), replacing VETS 2. While 8(a) firms do not have a separate pool, they can apply for any of the Polaris pools for which they qualify as they await the STARS III RFP. Pre-Award Protests Almost as soon as the RFP was released, the first Polaris pre-award protest quickly followed. BD Squared filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on March 29 regarding provisions in … Continue reading Polaris Pre-Award Protest: The New Normal for MACs?

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[Webinar replay available] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 2

Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

Our free two-part series examines the Federal Government acquisition and source selection life cycle with our experts in DOD, GSA, and civilian agency acquisition and source selection. We discuss: Procurement Planning – How does the government prepare for their procurements? (Part 1) Proposal Evaluations – What is the evaluator’s approach to evaluating and scoring proposals? (Part 1) Bidder Discussions – What is the government’s approach to conducting discussions? (Part 2) Making the Award – What are the government’s approach and considerations in making the source selection? (Part 2) Click to watch webinar replay Part 1 covers procurement planning and proposal evaluations. Part 2 covers government discussions and source selection Who should watch: Listen to experts with first-hand knowledge of source selection and evaluation processes and gain insights to help improve your solicitation responses. Those involved in Executive Management, Business Development, Capture, Pricing, and Bid and Proposal efforts will benefit from … Continue reading [Webinar replay available] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 2

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[Webinar replay] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 1

Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

We examine the Federal Government acquisition and source selection life cycle with our experts in DOD, GSA, and civilian agency acquisition and source selections in part one of our two-part series. We discuss: Procurement Planning – How does the government prepare for their procurements? (Part 1) Proposal Evaluations – What is the evaluator’s approach to evaluating and scoring proposals? (Part 1) Bidder Discussions – What is the government’s approach to conducting discussions? (Part 2) Making the Award – What are the government’s approach and considerations in making the source selection? (Part 2)   Part 1 covers procurement planning and proposal evaluations. Part 2 covers government discussions and source selection. Click to watch webinar replay and download presentation Who should watch Listen to experts with first-hand knowledge of source selection and evaluation processes and gain insights to help improve your solicitation responses. Those involved in Executive Management, Business Development, Capture, Pricing, and … Continue reading [Webinar replay] An insider’s look at government source selection – how it really works and what you need to know: Part 1

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REPLAY: Jacob Bertram discusses consolidating Multiple Award Schedules and GWACS

Jacob Bertram, Principal Consultant with Lohfeld Consulting Group and former Contracts Director at GSA

Originally broadcast and published on Government Matters on August 18, 2020. Combining Multiple Award Schedules and Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts The General Services Administration is working to streamline the government contracting process. The ultimate goal is to have a single solicitation for multiple award contracts. Jacob Bertram, consultant at Lohfeld Consulting Group, believes the innovative solution lies in merging the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program and Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs). Bertram explains that the recipe for success could be the marriage of the “best of both worlds,” by combining the best features of the successful MAS program and GWACs. The top benefits from GWACs would include flexible contract types such as fixed price and cost reimbursement. MAS program benefits range from an easy on-ramping process to commercial solutions. The combination of the successful aspects of both MAS and different GWAC programs could lead to a new program focused on quality assurance, simplicity … Continue reading REPLAY: Jacob Bertram discusses consolidating Multiple Award Schedules and GWACS

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