GSA Announces Firms Selected for $15B Alliant Small Business GWAC Contract for IT Services
GSA # 10434
December 17, 2007
Contact: Dirk Fillpot (202) 501-2699
Washington, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration announced today the selection of 62 firms to receive awards under the Alliant Small Business contract worth up to $15 billion. Alliant Small Business is the first small business set-aside Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) awarded by GSA. It provides federal agencies a centralized source to acquire integrated information technology (IT) solutions worldwide.
“Alliant Small Business demonstrates GSA’s ongoing commitment to supporting our nation’s small business community as well as our federal agency customers,” said GSA Administrator Lurita Doan. “This contract provides GSA’s customers with easy access to innovative IT solutions from small businesses and is an exceptional vehicle for federal agencies to meet their small business contracting goals.”
The contract provides streamlined access to a broad range of management and technical support services, enabling complex IT solutions to be acquired under a pre-competed multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Alliant Small Business represents one of the most flexible small business contracts for IT solutions in government. The contract, valued at $15 billion, has a five-year base period with one five-year option.
“Alliant Small Business is a key component of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) portfolio of technology solutions. This contract allows our customers to acquire IT solutions in a streamlined, flexible manner, while meeting their socio-economic responsibilities,” FAS Commissioner James A. Williams said.
In concert with the President’s Management Agenda and initiatives to enable performance-based contracting, the Alliant Small Business GWAC supports goals for streamlining acquisition processes and delivering cost-effective IT solutions to federal government agencies to improve service and increase efficiency. The Alliant Small Business contract also supports the objectives of the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) program and has been developed within the framework prescribed by the new IT investment budget guidance issued by OMB—easily allowing agencies to comply with federal policies governing IT investments.
Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
Did You Know? FAS has an annual business volume of $46 billion, accounting for more than one-seventh of the entire federal procurement budget. FAS manages acquisition programs that include information technology, telecommunications, furniture, tools, office products and supply items, and all travel, motor vehicle and credit card service