The General Services Administration (GSA) has officially released the final Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Alliant 3 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), RFP number 47QTCB24R0009. This highly anticipated $75-billion contract is now open for submissions.

Key Developments in the Alliant 3 Solicitation Process

The Alliant 3 RFP has been issued, and GSA is providing various resources to aid your preparation:

Pre-Proposal Conference: An optional pre-proposal conference will be recorded and released online, offering an overview of the Alliant 3 RFP. This conference will not introduce new information, but it will help clarify existing details. Access information for the recording will be announced shortly.

Submission Portal: The Alliant 3 Submission Portal is open for registration at Offerors are instructed to review the solicitation requirements on and watch for the pre-proposal conference recording.

Q&A Process: All questions regarding the solicitation must be submitted via the Google Form available at no later than July 26, 2024, by 4:00 p.m. ET. GSA will respond to questions on by August 23, 2024.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by October 28, 2024, by 4:00 p.m. ET. Late submissions will not be considered for evaluation.

Alliant 3 At a Glance:

  • Contract Ceiling Value: $75B
  • Competition Type: Full and Open/Unrestricted
  • Number of Expected Awards: 76
  • NAICS Code(s): 541512, Computer Systems Design Services: Size Standard: $34 million annual receipts

How Can Small Businesses Compete on Alliant 3?

GSA has strategically designed the Alliant 3 GWAC to be inclusive for small businesses. Key mechanisms include:

Subcontracting Plan Compliance: Entities considered other than small businesses (OTSBs) must adhere to FAR Clause 52.219-9, ensuring equitable opportunities through mandatory subcontracting goals:

  • Total Small Business (SB): 50%
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB): 7%
  • Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB): 7%
  • HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone SB): 3%
  • Veteran-owned Small Business (VOSB): 3%
  • Service-disabled Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB): 3%

Small Business Emerging Technology Solutions Engagement: This initiative offers incentives for small businesses, including automatic points and collaboration opportunities.

Scoring Table Highlights:

  • Total Possible Points: 92,200
  • Relevant Work Experience (Max: 17,500 Points): Emphasis on projects valued at $7.5 million or more.
  • Project Size & Complexity (Max: 10,500 Points): Larger, more complex projects are valued higher.
  • Diversity in Customer Base (Max: 3,500 Points): Experience with multiple agencies is key.
  • Emerging Technology (ET) Experience (Max: 6,600 Points): Experience with cutting-edge technologies is crucial.
  • Past Performance (Max: 17,500 Points): A significant portion of the score is based on your track record.
  • Systems, Certifications, and Clearances (Various Points): Certifications like CMMI, ISO standards, and Government facility clearances.
  • Risk and Sustainability Disclosures (Max: 3,500 Points): Focus on responsible and sustainable business practices.

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