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Laura Stanton: IT Category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Reports Over $30B in FY 2020 Revenue

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Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of Information Technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the IT category recorded more than $30 billion in fiscal 2020 revenue, up from the previous fiscal year’s $26.5 billion. “Out of that, we also provided more than $2 billion in savings and cost avoidance to the customers out of ITC alone,” she added.

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GSA Begins 2021 With Release of Two RFIs, Draft Solicitation for Polaris; Keith Nakasone, Allen Hill Quoted

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The General Services Administration (GSA) started calendar year 2021 with the release of a draft request for proposals for the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract and two requests for information for machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities and a plan to come up with a new contract vehicle for professional services. 

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Eyes Expanded Service Offerings for Multiple-Award Contracts Following OASIS Conclusion

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The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) concluded on-ramp activities for the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) vehicle and looks to launch a “services marketplace” initiative to improve its governmentwide services contracts. GSA plans to establish a “broader and more flexible” vehicle known as the Best-in-Class Multi-Agency Contract that would replace OASIS following its expiration in 2024, said Hixson.

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GSA’s Allen Hill, Laura Stanton on Plans for Enterprise Contract Vehicles in 2021

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The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to issue a Civilian Enterprise Office Solutions (CEOS) contract as it works to develop the Polaris vehicle for small businesses. Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner of ITC, added that the GSA is concurrently planning to release a draft of the Polaris contract  “in the fairly near future”.

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Laura Stanton Offers Update on GSA’s STARS III, Polaris Small Business IT GWACs

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Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner of the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration (GSA), said GSA plans to award the potential $50 billion STARS III governmentwide acquisition contract set aside for small IT businesses in fiscal year 2021. Stanton said a draft solicitation for another small business IT GWAC, Polaris, will be released soon on the beta SAM website.

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GSA Looks to Add CMMC Requests in Alliant 2 IT Contract’s Replacement

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is planning to incorporate requirements under the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program into a governmentwide contract that will replace the Alliant 2 vehicle. GSA previously included CMMC language in a previously issued request for proposals and is looking to add the requirements in the Polaris small business contract for information technology support. 

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Report: Marine Corps Plans to Acquire Polaris Defense All-Terrain Vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to buy Polaris Defense-built all-terrain vehicles as part of the service branch’s Utility Task Vehicle program, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Matthew Cox writes Joaquin Salas, Polaris business development head, told Military.com at Modern Day Marine 2016 that the Marine Corps looks to purchase 144 Polaris MRZR-Ds — a …

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