Last week, Lisa Pafe and Beth Wingate sat down with Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller to discuss the latest updates on Alliant 2 (GSA requested bidders extend their offers through Dec. 31) and bids we’re tracking for FY17/FY18.
Lisa shared that GSA reached out to some contractors for related clarifications and additional documents. “What that means is hard to say for sure. Does it mean these vendors passed the first test and GSA is now asking for additional documents? Other than that, everyone is just waiting for the awards. Since GSA is going to rank offers based on self-scoring, I think it’s taking a little longer for them to do the verifications.”
“Alliant is a well-liked contract, and many companies have been able to grow their businesses by winning major task orders. I think the biggest concerns with Alliant 2 will be for the mid-tier vendors, who were successful on Alliant small business so they couldn’t bid on Alliant 2 small business. They are the ones that are most anxiously waiting to hear about awards. I saw companies submitting bids that seemed to have no chance, but if GSA eliminates a number of bidders because of minor compliance issues, like they did with the Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) awards, then maybe those firms will make it to a spot where GSA has to review their bids,” Lisa said.