GSA and DHS Extend Bid Submission Deadlines for 2 Small Business IT Contract Vehicles


The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration have extended bid response deadlines for two separate information technology contracts reserved for small businesses.

DHS posted a notice Thursday on notifying vendors of a 14-day extension and they can submit second-phase bids for the FirstSource III contract through Sept. 7.

First announced in April 2021, the latest iteration of FirstSource covers IT hardware and software as well as value-added resellers and managed services.

Separately, the General Services Administration pushed back the proposed expiration date for its government-wide acquisition contract Polaris and announced Thursday that it will continue to accept final offers for small business and women-owned business pools until September 9

A July notice posted on said the Polaris submission deadline was moved from August 10 to August 19.

The GSA has urged bidding teams to notify the agency’s contracts office if they encounter any technical issues impacting the bidding process by Friday.

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