Certifications Count - Take Polaris for Example

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The General Services Administration has released the final solicitation for service-disabled and HUBZone small businesses to bid on the Polaris IT vehicle.

Companies with the service-disabled veteran-owned small and Historically Underutilized Business Zone designations have until 4 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 4, 2022 to get their proposals in, GSA said Friday.

And Yes, Certifications Still Count
These certifications (and more) will be showing up in upcoming contracts. Be ready…

The Polaris GWAC is an efficient way for the Government to access highly qualified small businesses.
"The following Systems, Certifications, and Clearances are not minimum or mandatory requirements. However, offerors who demonstrate having these Systems, Certifications, and Clearances within their proposal will be considered more favorably." 

(See Section M.6., Scoring Table):

* L.5.4.1 Cost Accounting System (750) Points and Audit Information (3000) Points
* Approved Purchasing System (1000) Points
* L.5.4.3 Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Certification (500) Points for level 2 and (750) Points for level 3
* L.5.4.4 ISO 9001-1:2015 (750) Points
* L.5.4.5 ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 (750) Points
* L.5.4.6 ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (750) Points
* M.5.4 Volume 5 – Risk Assessment M.5.4.1 Organizational Risk Assessment (5000) Points

These certifications (and more) will be showing up in upcoming contracts. Be ready…
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