As the clock ticks down to the end of the Obama era and the start of the Trump administration, federal contractors are wondering, what’s next? While no one can predict with certainty downstream impacts of policies not yet implemented, the outgoing administration has left some initiatives in place that are likely to continue, in some cases with more or with less enthusiasm. IT modernization will likely proceed The Obama administration proposed a $3.1 billion IT modernization fund to help address the problem that up to 90% of agency IT budgets go to legacy system sustainment. The House passed the Modernizing Government Technology Act, and it is now in the Senate. The outgoing administration has prepared a list of IT and cyber priorities, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a draft memo proposing four steps for IT modernization execution. Given that the Trump platform favors infrastructure improvement and … Continue reading As Trump administration approaches, what’s next for contractors?
Recently, I wrote an article about how to get ready for Alliant 2. Since then, many colleagues have asked, “How can I determine if my company has the capabilities to win a slot on this premier IT GWAC?” The answer is that nobody knows the exact score you need to achieve out of the maximum of 75,600 points. However, we can extrapolate from available data to make an educated guess as to who the winning companies might be and develop an estimate for winning point scores. The time to do so is now, as the final RFP is likely to hit the streets in April. Click to download PDF version of this article Picking Alliant 2 winners First, focus on the Product Service Codes (PSCs). PSC projects encompass 40% of the available points. Clearly, if your company has recent projects that match all the PSCs required, you will score quite … Continue reading 3 ways to predict if you have a shot at Alliant 2
The solicitations for GSA Alliant 2 Unrestricted and Small Business will be released shortly. There is no time like the present to get organized to win a seat on one of the most successful GWACs ever. Just look at the numbers—both Alliant and Alliant SB ranked as the second largest non-schedule MACs in 2015, with the Defense Department being a top user. With Defense Health Agency’s cancellation of its health IT contract vehicle in favor of Alliant, and DOD and Veterans Affairs modernizing health records, Alliant 2 (with a $50 billion ceiling for Unrestricted and $15 billion for SB) is slated to be a top vehicle for health IT. For small businesses that win Alliant 2 SB, this GWAC could be the key to graduating successfully from small to mid-tier. GSA Alliant 2 is a critical piece of the MAC portfolio that IT companies must have to succeed in today’s … Continue reading 4 must-do’s if you are bidding on Alliant 2