Alliant Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)
We've exercised the Alliant Small Business (SB) 5-year option, extending the GWAC's period of performance to February 2, 2019. Since the Alliant SB GWAC produced so much business, 21 of the 68 Prime contractors had to code themselves as other-than-small businesses during the option period. They remain on the contract as subcontractors/mentors to the remaining 47 small businesses. We keep their vast experience on Alliant SB and guarantee that ordering agencies will receive small business credit through the task order life. See the Alliant Small Business GWAC Option FAQ [PDF, 16 KB] for more information.
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Alliant Small Business, GSA's premier small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of industry partners. With a $15 billion program ceiling and a five-year base period with one five-year option, Alliant Small Business allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements while strengthening opportunities for small businesses.
Alliant Small Business features
Ceiling: $15 billion
Period of performance: February 3, 2009 to February 2, 2014, with one five-year option from February 3, 2014 to February 2, 2019. Task orders may extend up to five years beyond the period of performance end date.
Aligns with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA)
This provides a common framework and terminology for defining and understanding the components of an IT solution. Alignment with the FEA and DoDEA enables Alliant Small Business to evolve over time as technologies change without requiring a technical refresh. It also conforms to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy mandates for reporting on IT investments.
Low 0.75 percent contract access fee
GWACs have the same low fee as GSA Schedules.
Access to all types of task orders
Alliant Small Business features fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, labor-hour, and time-and-materials task order types, providing greater flexibility in procuring different types of IT products and services and meeting your mission requirements.
How federal agencies have used Alliant Small Business
Operating an information assurance response center
One small business was awarded a $52 million task order to operate the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Information Assurance Response Center (NIARC) in Las Vegas, NV.
Providing IT and cyber support for a CIO’s office
The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the Chief Information Officer awarded a $70 million task order to a small business.
Encouraging maximum small business utilization in contracting
The Department of Defense issued a memo on July 14, 2011, encouraging the use of Alliant Small Business, among other small business GWACs, to meet the Department’s small business contracting and information technology needs. Read the memo (PDF, 145 KB).
Increasing competition while reducing acquisition cycle time
The Department of the Navy recently conducted a General IT Development and Support Services strategic sourcing analysis, focusing on cost savings. They recommended increasing the use of existing contract vehicles to generate greater competition while reducing cycle time, including the Alliant Small Business GWAC. Alliant Small Business will work with the Navy team to establish and deliver training opportunities.
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