Alliant 3 Award Criteria

Alliant 3 comments were submitted to GSA on Jan 31, 2023, but the conversation about the Alliant 3 award criteria is not over.   

We believe some government agencies are pushing back on GSA’s plan to limit the number of awards to the 60 highest-scoring offerors.   

These agencies argue that if they are going to be directed to use Best in Class (BIC) contract vehicles like Alliant 3, then GSA needs to give them a vehicle that provides access to more companies, including those currently providing their IT support. This access must include the mid-tier firms that are being largely excluded under the planned award criteria.   

Agencies want a BIC vehicle that gives them broader access to firms, especially those firms currently providing support, and does not limit their choice to only the 60 biggest firms in the market. They are asking for the number of awards to be uncapped and the evaluation criteria to be reshaped to give them broader access to best in class, not biggest in class. 

If you have customers that are likely to use Alliant 3 and you are not going to be one of the 60 lucky winners, then now is the time to have your customers weigh in. Have them write to Laura Stanton, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC), Federal Acquisition Service, GSA, and let her know that the current award criteria does not give your agency what it needs. 

You might call this political pressure, but when GSA’s customers talk, GSA listens. 

By Robert (Bob) Lohfeld, CEO & Founder, MS, CF APMP Fellow

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