GovCon Win News Round Up: Evolve Draft RPF is Live; GSA Puts Polaris Contract Back in Motion; and Veterans Affairs Looks to Upgrade Benefit Management Systems 

Welcome to the GovCon “Win” News Round Up brought to you by OCI. Each month, we provide you a summary of the most actionable news to help you maintain a competitive edge and win more business.

State Department Releases Draft of $10 Billion Evolve RFP

The State Department has updated its Evolve draft request for proposals for its $10 billion dollar acquisition plan to support the IT needs of the U.S. diplomatic corps. Check out our “Secret Code to Government Success” podcast episode about this opportunity here.

GSA Puts Polaris Contract Back in Motion

The GSA has restarted the process for its Polaris governmentwide IT solutions contract vehicle and reopened the portal for submitting proposals. The new submission deadline is August 10th, after a pause of over nearly three months to re-evaluate the procurement. Here’s our analysis of the evolution of the Polaris contract.

House Committee Boosts Defense Budget By $37 Billion

The House Armed Services Committee boosted the proposed Pentagon funding for fiscal 2023 by $37 billion, surpassing the White House’s request. The war in Ukraine, increased aggression from China, and skyrocketing inflation all drove the bipartisan support for the amendment.

Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle Program Entering Next Phase

The Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) program will soon be transitioning to its detailed design and prototype phases, and the service has issued a new solicitation for the effort. A request for proposals for phases 3 and 4 of the program was released July 1.

State Department Issues RFI for Procurement Forecasting App

The State Department recently issued an RFI for developing a procurement forecasting application that would provide vendors with status updates on potential future requirements and acquisition activities.

Veterans Affairs Looks to Upgrade Benefit Management Systems

The Veterans Affairs Department is looking to modernize the IT systems that support a wide range of benefits delivered to veterans and their families, according to a recent RFI posted on the GovTribe website.

How Leidos Runs Its BD Function

Debbie Opiekun, chief business development officer at Leidos, offers insights into the company’s wins and how it makes those crucial decisions of when to and not to bid in this recent Washington Technology Q&A interview.

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