The General Services Administration (GSA) issued the Final Request for Proposals of Alliant 2 Small Business and Alliant 2 Unrestricted government-wide acquisition contracts (GWAC) last Friday evening, 24 June. The maximum contract ceiling value of all contracts in this multiple award procurement is established at $50 Billion dollars. RFP responses are due on 29 August.  The Alliant 2 Unrestricted, which is open to both large and small businesses, is expected to have 60 contracts awarded, while Alliant 2 SB (set aside for small businesses) is anticipated to issue 80 awards.

Alliant 2 is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that provides IT solutions through a broad range of services, and focuses particularly on two categories—IT Services and Emerging, “Leading Edge Technologies” (LETs), which include Cloud Computing, Agile Development, Biometrics /Identity Management, IT Operations and Maintenance, Enterprise App Stores and Mobile Security, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Data-Centers and Data-Center Consolidation, and Shared IT Services.

The Alliant 2 contracts follow on GSA’s very successful Alliant and Alliant Small Business Contracts, which have generated $27 billion in IT services through some 890 task orders, each averaging $33 million in value.

The original Alliant GWAC has established itself as the primary GWAC for customized IT total solutions. GSA hopes to continue the success of the first iteration with the new Alliant 2 and they have added some additional benefits, including:

The IDIQ establishes three kinds of Labor Categories:

  • Standard IT Service Labor Categories (LCATS),
  • Non-standard IT Service LCATS; and
  • Ancillary Services LCATs.

Significant differences from the draft RFP that was released in October include a discussion of subcontracting and the admission of past performance by an offeror’s “affiliated” companies., such as parent companies, subsidiaries, or “sister” companies sharing a common parent.  Additionally, an offeror may not submit past performance information for projects that the offeror performed as a subcontractor, but may reference the work conducted by its subcontractors

Per the RFP, GSA intends to host a 2-hour optional pre-proposal live conference to include a GSA Preproposal Conference Presentation and a Q&A July 13 in Washington, D.C.  Any questions concerning this procurement shall be directed to in accordance with instructions in RFP and are due on July 9.

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