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GSA VETS 2 & Alliant 2 – Get a Second Opinion

UPDATE: GSA VETS 2 due date was extended to June 20. Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 SB will be released on or about June 20 with a 60-day turn. Plan ahead!

I have written extensively about the General Service Administration (GSA)’s evaluation approach for GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS), Alliant/Alliant Small Business 2, Veterans Technology Services (VETS) 2, and the new Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS). The advantage for GSA is objectivity since bidders self score, thus supposedly reducing the risk of protest. The advantage for bidders is that they know in advance if they have a good probability of securing a spot on these critical Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs). A recent article on the HCaTS procurement pointed to some major risks for bidders who fail to achieve compliance. Apparently, GSA did not award the maximum number of slots available and instead disqualified a number of bidders, possibly for compliance issues. The bidders who focused only on their bottom-line scores and did not carefully check the compliance of their proposal and associated documentation lost out. Now 26 bidders have filed … Continue reading GSA VETS 2 & Alliant 2 – Get a Second Opinion

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