Sometime in June, $65 billion in federal IT business will be up for grabs under the Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contracts. The requests for proposals from the General Services Administration will likely grab the attention of nearly all the major IT contractors looking to boost profits amid a contracting environment ripe with consolidation and budget tightening.
The Alliant 2 Unrestricted, with a ceiling of $50 billion over 10 years, and Alliant 2 Small Business, with its $15 billion ceiling, represent the largest IT contract of the year and perhaps of the next decade. And its objective methodology for selecting winners is likely to make it also among the most competitive.
Building on the approach GSA used in 2013’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contracts, companies will self-score relevant experience and various certifications in a points-based system set by GSA. (Brian Friel, founder of One Nation Analytics, published a thorough write-up on this process in Nextgov in March).
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