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U.S. Court of Federal Claims has released its decision that the General Services Administration (GSA) must reconsider the bids submitted for a 10-year, $15 billion contract known as Alliant 2 Small Business (A2SB). Alliant 2 SB provides federal agencies access to small businesses offering integrated IT solutions for current and future needs.

The decision tells GSA not to proceed with its current awardee list because it improperly credited bids for having acceptable cost accounting systems and failed to evaluate bid prices in a consistent manner.

GSA issued 81 awards in February 2018 based on the companies’ self-scores. The awards went to the 80 highest technically rated offers with fair and reasonable prices. GSA gave 81 awards because of a tie in # 80.

What’s Ahead?

Alliant Small Business (ASB), the predecessor to A2SB is expiring on April 30, 2019, so it will have to rush any corrective action while also accommodating follow-on orders.

GSA also has the option to extend the ASB ordering period beyond April 2019 and allow ASB recompete orders to continue being fulfilled through ASB until A2SB is ready or funding agencies can choose to complete existing ASB orders on other IT vehicles which include GSA’s IT-70, NASA’s SEWP V, GSA’s 8(a) STARS, or HHS’s CIO-SP3.

Another option is for GSA to revise the minimum threshold for self-scoring evaluation, which could produce more than 80 A2SB contract holders.

Using BGOV

Clients can use Bloomberg Government (BGOV) tools and resources to access work that has been purchased through ASB.

Find 124 Alliant Small Business statements of work (SOWs) that Bloomberg Government obtained throughFreedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests here.

Clients competing for the follow-on task order work can use these SOWs to help prepare their proposals after the current contract ordering period ends on April 30.

See the listing of all task orders with SOWs received here.

Find the 246 Alliant SB task orders that expire starting on May 1 here. The task orders’ transactions have a total value of $3.3 billion since fiscal 2010.

Access an Alliant 2 and A2SB Multiple-award Contract (MAC) analysis published in April 2018 that explores vehicles dynamics such as companies, top funding agencies, and expiring orders by quarter, and other important contract characteristics.

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