February 4, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The newest governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) for both Defense Department and civilian agencies across the government is designed to fill a gap that previously left some small businesses at a disadvantage, according to private sector analysts. Known as Polaris, the governmentwide small business information technology (IT) services contract offers many opportunities for small businesses but also poses some pitfalls for companies that are not careful with their bids.

September 18, 2019

General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (FA8750-19-D-0005); American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia (FA8750-19-D-0002); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (FA8750-19-D-0003); and Polaris Alpha LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado (FA8750-19-D-0004), have been awarded a $427,000,000 maximum ordering amount indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price orders for the enhancements, modifications, integration, testing, demonstrations, deployments, maintenance and research and development of Global Application Research, Development, Engineering and Maintenance software baselines. Work will be performed at Fairfax, Virginia; Chantilly, Virginia; McLean, Virginia; a