GSA Provides Alliant Small Business and Alliant Program Updates
GSA # 10560
December 8, 2008
Contact: Robert Lesino (202) 501-1231
Washington -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is providing an update on the status of the Alliant Small Business and Alliant Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC).
GSA’s Director of GWACs and IT Schedule 70, Mary Powers-King said, “I am pleased to announce positive progress.” Alliant Small Business re-evaluations have been completed and the contract is on schedule for award by the end of December, 2008.
For Alliant, GSA has completed the technical and cost/price re-evaluation of the Alliant offers based on recommendations and findings of the Court of Federal Claims. It has been determined that it is necessary to enter into discussions with the offerors to maximize the government’s ability to obtain best value for our customers. Once the information requested through discussions is provided from the offerors, a new anticipated award date will be made available.
Alliant Small Business and Alliant provide federal agencies a centralized source to acquire integrated information technology (IT) solutions worldwide. Each contract has a 5-year base period with one 5-year option. Alliant is valued at $50 billion and Alliant Small Business at $15 billion. The contracts provide streamlined access to a broad range of management and technical support services, enabling total and complex IT solutions to be acquired under a pre-competed multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (MA/IDIQ) contract.
In concert with the President’s Management Agenda and initiatives to enable performance-based contracting, the Alliant Program supports goals for streamlining acquisition processes and delivering cost effective IT solutions to federal government agencies to improve service and increase efficiency. The Alliant and Alliant Small Business contracts also support objectives of the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) program and have 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.
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, 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 420 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.
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