GSA Alliant Small Business

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