A major federal acquisition opportunity with a potential contract value of $50 billion for information technology vendors is back on track.
The General Services Administration (GSA) recently resumed processing vendor applications after a legal challenge to the contract was resolved in its favor.
As a result, the GSA this fall will reveal the names of approximately 60 vendors who will be eligible to participate in the Alliant 2 IT contract vehicle. The program is notable not only for the money involved, but also for a major contracting change designed to facilitate business opportunities for IT vendors.
Under the contract, vendors will be able to provide a broad range of IT capabilities to multiple federal agencies.
The scope of work is designed to provide agencies with maximum flexibility in acquiring an IT services-based solution, according to GSA, encompassing existing technologies as well as leading-edge capabilities and virtually any future developments in IT. Components will include email, cloud, cybersecurity, networks, Internet of Things, and big data.
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