GSA kicks off Alliant V2 planning

Friday - 1/17/2014, 1:50pm EST

About half way through the potential total life of the Alliant and Alliant Small Business governmentwide acquisition contracts, agencies continue to show why it's one of the most popular GWACs ever.

General Services Administration statistics show agencies have obligated more than $15 billion through 357 task orders between 2009 and 2013.

So it's no wonder GSA already is planning the follow-on contracts even though Alliant and Alliant SB don't expire until 2019.

GSA earlier this week launched a social media site for industry and federal acquisition officials to discuss what the next generation of the Alliant contracts should look like.

"The final option on both Alliant and Alliant Small Business will be exercised in early to mid-2014," GSA wrote on the site. "The development of a new contract vehicle starts first with industry and government agency feedback. By starting this market research early and involving all stakeholders the Alliant II and Alliant Small Business II GWACs will be awarded on schedule."

GSA offered no timeline for the release of new solicitations or even awards.

Fiscal Year:

Alliant TO Awards

Estimated Value

Obligated Dollars

FY2009

17

$160,719,121.72

$37,782,140.92

FY2010

81

$1,490,230,168.21

$429,710,261.77

FY2011

97

$6,372,770,171.21

$980,353,240.41

FY2012

95

$3,675,629,878.99

$1,742,372,725.72

FY2013

66

$3,980,251,829.43

$1,959,174,752.55

FY2014

1

$55,703,625.45

$71,691,555.39

Grand Total

357

$15,735,304,795.00

$5,221,084,677.00

Source: General Services Administration

One industry executive praised Alliant, saying agencies like it for its flexibility and vendors like it for its variety of services and ease of use.

And the numbers support that opinion. GSA says the Defense Department is the biggest user of Alliant, issuing 77 percent of all task orders. The Air Force is the biggest users, awarding 24 percent all task orders. Civilian agencies issued 33 percent of all task orders, led by the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services.

As for the companies under the Alliant contracts, SAIC has received the most task orders, 37 worth more than $3.7 billion, followed by Northrop Grumman with 25 task orders worth more than $1.4 billion and Booz Allen Hamilton with 23 task orders worth more than $879 million.

This story is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature. Read more from this week's edition.