The General Services Administration’s Alliant 2 contract vehicle, a maximum $50 billion pool of contracts that provides IT services across the federal government, was recently awarded to 61 companies.
The Alliant governmentwide acquisition contracts provide agencies with a pool of certified IT service contractors to draw from that are easier for agencies to use and more flexible than many individual contracts.
The original Alliant contract expires in April 2019, meaning that agencies with long-term task orders should consider working through the Alliant 2 contract vehicle. Alliant 2 has already received a best-in-class designation from the Office of Management and Budget, meaning that it is a preferred government solution.
“The next generation Alliant continues to build on GSA’s success collaborating with industry partners to design solutions that support federal agencies with mission-critical, complex IT services requirements,” said GSA Office of Information Technology Category Assistant Commissioner Kay T. Ely. “The team’s work to earn a best-in-class designation by including pricing strategies and data-driven demand management practices will serve federal agencies well, and lower costs for American taxpayers.”
The Alliant 2 request for proposals was originally issued in June 2016 with the intent to announce awards sometime in 2017. Four Virginia companies, Sevatec, Inc., InfoReliance Corporation, Enterprise Information Services, Inc. and Buchanan & Edwards, Inc., protested the RFP, arguing that evaluation scheme was improper, that the agency was unreasonably assigning certain points to small businesses and that limiting the number of awardees to 60 would not result in competition at the task order level. The Government Accountability Office denied the protest in January 2017.
According to GSA Deputy Assistant Commissioner for IT Category Management Operations Bill Zielinski, 170 companies provided bids under the RFP, and those that were not selected have already been debriefed.
The Alliant 2 contract differs from the original Alliant by providing a larger spectrum of IT service providers to choose from, new IT service labor categories, new cybersecurity and environmental standards and alignment with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement standards, meaning that contracts can automatically flow down to the task order level for any order issued by the Department of Defense.
According to Zielinski, GSA spent “an extraordinary amount of time” at the beginning of the process with industry partners and agencies to make positive changes to Alliant 2.
“I applaud the great work the Alliant 2 team did to make this solution a reality,” said Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas. “Alliant 2 provides agencies with a vehicle to help modernize mission-critical IT and meet the government’s requirements not just today, but well into the future.”
The contract awardees are:
- Accenture Federal Services LLC
- Ace Info Solutions, Inc. (AceInfo)
- ActioNet, Inc.
- Agile Defense, Inc.
- American Systems Corporation
- AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.
- BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc.
- Battelle Memorial Institute
- Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
- By Light, Professional IT Services, Inc.
- CACI, Inc.–Federal
- Camber Corporation
- Catapult Technology, Ltd.
- CenturyLink QGS (a QWEST Government Services, Inc, company)
- CGI Federal Inc.
- CSRA LLC
- Data Networks, Inc. DBA Data Networks Corporation (an ASRC company)
- Data Systems Analysts, Inc.
- Dell Services Federal Government, Inc (Acquired by NTT Data Federal Services, Inc)
- Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Digital Management, LLC (DMI)
- DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (A Leonardo Company)
- Dynetics, Inc
- ECS Federal, LLC
- Engility Corporation
- Enterprise Information Services, Inc. (EIS)
- EOIR Technologies, Inc.
- General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. (GD)
- HP Enterprise Services, LLC (Acquired by CSC, known as DXC Technology)
- ICF Incorporated, LLC
- INDUS Corporation (a Tetra Tech Company)
- International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
- Jacobs Technology, Inc.
- Leidos, Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems
- ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc.
- MAXIMUS Federal Services, Inc.
- NCI Information Systems, Inc.
- NJVC, LLC
- Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
- Parsons Government Services Inc.
- Phacil, Inc.
- Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI)
- Pragmatics, Inc.
- Quality Software Services Inc QSSI (an OPTUM Company)
- Raytheon Company
- REI Systems, Inc.
- Salient CRGT, Inc.
- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
- Serco, Inc.
- Sevatec, Inc.
- SGT, Inc
- Smartronix, Inc.
- Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.
- STG, Inc.
- Telos Corporation
- Unisys Corporation
- URS Federal Services, Inc., an AECOM Company
- VariQ Corporation
- Vencore, Inc.
- Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
Jessie Bur covered the federal workforce and the changes most likely to impact government employees for Federal Times.