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$65 billion Alliant 2 receives first protest

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Alliant 2, the General Services Administration’s information technology services mega-multiple-award contract, has received its first protest less than two months after the request for proposal (RFP) was released. The protest was filed by Enterprise Information Services Inc. (EIS) with the Government Accountability Office for the $50 billion unrestricted version of Alliant 2, according to Federal News Radio. Alliant 2 also has a $15 billion small-business portion.

As reported on FNR’s website: “Sources tell Federal News Radio EIS is arguing the RFP violates federal contracting law as it does not state that the agency will perform a cost realism analysis before picking the multiple awardees. The company says since some of the task orders under Alliant will be the cost reimbursement type, it means the RFP has to have a cost realism review.”

Since GSA released the RFP, it has issued numerous amendments. It’s unclear whether the EIS bid protest — or any others that may follow — will delay the contract award. The predecessor contracts, Alliant and Alliant Small Business, don’t expire until 2019, but GSA has said it wants to have some overlap between Alliant and Alliant 2. Click here to see all the contracts under Alliant and Alliant Small Business — work that will probably migrate to Alliant 2.

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