Supply Chain Risk Management and Emerging Proposal Requirements 

Supply Chain Risk Management

Looking ahead at GSA OASIS+, GSA Alliant 3, NASA SEWP, DLA JETS Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic posed significant challenges for supply chains globally. In the United States, national lockdowns slowed or even temporarily stopped the flow of raw materials and finished goods. A disruption in manufacturing naturally ensued. However, the pandemic did not necessarily…

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Alliant 3: Key Proposal Response Attributes and Considerations

The draft RFP for Alliant 3 was released in late October 2022 and may be found via the site [search for Notice ID 47QTCK22N001]. The GSA anticipates leaving the response period for the draft open for comments until January 6, 2023. After that, it is anticipated that GSA acquisition will undertake a series of…

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Lessons Learned from NIH CIO-SP4, DHS FirstSource III, and GSA Polaris

With most of the 2022 calendar year in the books and the start of the Government fiscal year, it is a good time to review and reflect on the 2022 procurement activity relevant to the major procurement programs across the General Services Administration (GSA) and specific agencies. Three specific procurement come to mind when accounting…

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The Rise of the Reverse Industry Day

The Use of the “Reverse Industry Day”  As broader GWAC IDIQs begin to enter into focus due to the shift in U.S. Government procurement strategy (from single awards to multi-award GWAC IDIQs), the Government’s use of a relatively under-utilized industry engagement tool is gaining in frequency: Reverse Industry Day (RID).  Many industry participants, large or…

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GSA Polaris and its Impact on Small Business


As a key factor of the GSA’s stated acquisition strategy, the Government’s movement toward multi-agency contract vehicles is intended to streamline the procurement process while seeking to reduce inefficiency through the removal of redundant contract vehicles.  Some organizations competing for awards through existing contract vehicles, to include Alliant Small Business (Alliant-SB), may face a new…

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