Comtech is part of SBD Alliant, a joint venture established specifically for the provision of services under a General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant Small Business (SB) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).
The Alliant SB GWAC is a competitive multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) set-aside small business contract designed to provide worldwide IT solutions to Federal agencies while strengthening opportunities for small businesses.
The SBD Alliant joint venture was formed through a Contract Teaming Arrangement (CTA) comprised of 15 qualified small business members that represent all socio-economic classes (8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran Business, Women-owned, HubZone, and Small Business).
Alliant SB-GWAC Features
A $15 billion program ceiling and Period of Performance of February 3, 2009, to February 2, 2014, with one, five-year option
Scope aligned with Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA)
All contract types are allowed for task orders, e.g., fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, labor-hour and time-and-materials terms
Ancillary support permitted when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort
Access to qualified small-business industry partners
Pre-competed, easy-to-use contract vehicle with streamlined ordering procedures based on FAR 16.505
Complimentary scope-compatibility reviews
In compliance with National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2008
No protests on orders $10 million and under, except on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the GWAC
Alliant SB-GWAC Benefits
Allows for long-term planning of large-scale program requirements
Conforms to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy mandates for IT investments and evolves over time as technology expands
Offers flexibility of contract types in order to mitigate risk
Facilitates integrated IT solutions
Enables federal clients to earn small business credit
Saves time and money by reducing procurement lead time
Promotes contract compliance and reduces risk of adverse audits
Supports price competition/”best value” through the FAR 16.505 Fair Opportunity process
Minimizes protest risk and supports timely order award for optimal mission support