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Alliant Spending Continues to Rise

Published: June 22, 2016

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Review of Alliant contract vehicle spending as vendors prep for follow-on bids.

The General Services Administration (GSA) expects to release a request for proposals (RFP) related to the Alliant 2 Unrestricted (A2) and Alliant 2 Small Business (A2SB) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) in late June 2016. (A presolicitation notice from early June indicated that the RFP would be issued around June 20, 2016 and industry has been eager to see the final version drop.) Set to expire in 2019, the current Alliant Full and Open (F&O) and Alliant Small Business (SB) contracts combine for a ceiling value of $50 billion. Based on reported spending through the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) and Deltek Analysis, the combined Alliant obligations awarded since 2009 total $16.3 billion. Combined levels show a 4 percent increase from FY 2014 to 2015, driven by increased spending through Alliant SB.

The ceiling value for the follow on work is expected to approach $65 billion (with the Unrestricted vehicle topping out at $50 billion and $15 billion for the small business vehicle). The award announcement for the 60 Unrestricted and 80 small business slots is expected to come in 2017. Task orders in the form of time-and-materials, labor-hour, fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contracts could come as early as 2017. A draft RFP provided by GSA includes self-scoring templates that outline four areas for offeror assessment: experience, past performance, systems and clearances, and certifications. This draft version of the Document Verification and Self Scoring Worksheet may give vendors an indication of how competitive they could be. GSA plans to hold an information session in early July to discuss the solicitations. Additional information regarding the conference is expected to be released in the RFP. Proposals are anticipated to be due 60 days after the release of the solicitation.