The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a second draft Request for Proposals for its $75-billion Alliant 3 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Alliant 3 follows the successful Alliant and Alliant 2 contracts, which have been popular due to their flexibility and the breadth of IT services covered. Under this third iteration, GSA seeks a wide range of advanced information technology services including cloud computing, cybersecurity, software development, information assurance, and emerging technology solutions.

The GSA wants industry feedback on its Alliant 3 2nd Draft RFP, and the agency will accept comments until January 15, 2023, 12 PM EST. Comments can be submitted via email to [email protected] or through the provided Google Forms listed in the Alliant 3 contract page in

Alliant 3 at a Glance:

  • Unrestricted, Multiple-Award, IDIQ GWAC contract.
  • GSA plans to issue 60 awards.
  • 10-year period of performance.
  • Projects must meet a minimum threshold value of $7.5 million within the past 5 years.

NAICS Codes and Relevant Experience:

The Alliant 3 GWAC covers five NAICS codes:

  • 518210: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
  • 541511: Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541512: Computer Systems Design Services
  • 541513: Computer Facilities Management Services
  • 541519: Other Computer-Related Services

Understanding the Evaluation Criteria:

Alliant 3’s evaluation will be based on the Highest Technically Rated Offerors with a Fair and Reasonable Price (HTRFRP). This approach emphasizes technical excellence over cost, focusing on the ability to deliver top-notch IT solutions.

Scoring Table Highlights:

  • Total Possible Points: 92,200
  • Relevant Work Experience (Max: 17,500 Points): Emphasis on primary relevant experience projects with a minimum value of $7.5 million.
  • Project Size & Complexity (Max: 10,500 Points): Larger, more complex projects are valued higher.
  • Demonstrating Experience through Multiple Agency Awards (Max: 3,500 Points): Diversity in your customer base is key.
  • Emerging Technology (ET) Experience (Max: 6,600 Points): Your 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.

OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have extensive experience supporting large, strategic bids like Alliant 3. We can provide capture and proposal teams to develop a complete, winning proposal. Or we can provide consultants on a case-by-case basis to fill gaps on your business development team. Our services related to Alliant 3 consist of team identification/negotiation, capture management, proposal management, pricing, color reviews, proposal writing, editing, and desktop publishing.

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