Alliant 3 does not have a maximum dollar ceiling amount unlike its predecessor, Alliant 2, which had a maximum ceiling amount of $75 billion (recently increased from $50 billion). Additionally, an unlimited number of task orders can be placed during the term of the vehicle, including an option (if exercised). The contract contains standard IT labor categories with an expected duration of 10 years. With feedback on the draft RFP due Jan. 6, 2023, it is still unclear when the formal release will take place.
With Alliant 3’s scope aligning with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Department of Defense Information Enterprise Architecture (DoD IEA), the vehicle aims to ensure that federal agency customers have access to the vast range of emerging and existing technologies, products, ancillary services and personnel needed to meet agency goals.
Alliant 3 scoring
Based on the draft RFP, it appears that GSA intends to use a self-scoring approach for Alliant 3. GSA has successfully run several large procurements using the self-scoring model, including OASIS, ASTRO, HCaTS and Alliant 2. Offerors will complete a self-scoring worksheet that considers several factors and will need to provide supporting documentation along with their scorecard so that GSA can verify the points that an offeror is claiming.
GSA intends to make at least 60 awards while also considering the possibility of tied scores. In the event of a tie at the 60th award, all offerors with equal scores will receive an award. Additionally, if a tied score occurs before the 60th award, the two offerors will also receive awards.
In the draft RFP released in October, GSA provided a sample self-scoring worksheet for its Unrestricted contract vehicle (meant for large business organizations). The draft scoring allocations are as follows: