Alliant Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)

This contract vehicle provides a common framework and terminology for defining and understanding the components of an IT solution. Alignment with the FEA and DoDEA enables Alliant Small Business to evolve over time as technologies change without requiring a technical refresh. It also conforms to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy mandates for reporting on IT investments.

Low 0.75 percent contract access fee

GWACs have the same low fee as GSA Schedules.

Access to all types of task orders

Alliant Small Business features fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, labor-hour, and time-and-materials task order types, which provide greater flexibility in procuring different types of IT products and services and meeting your mission requirements.

How Federal agencies have used Alliant Small Business

Operating an information assurance response center

One small business was awarded a $52 million task order to operate the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Information Assurance Response Center (NIARC) in Las Vegas, NV.

Providing IT and cyber support for a CIO’s office

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of the Chief Information Officer awarded a $70 million task order to a small business.

Encouraging maximum small business utilization in contracting

The Department of Defense issued a memo on July 14, 2011, encouraging the use of Alliant Small Business, among other small business GWACs, to meet the Department’s small business contracting and information technology needs. Read the memo (PDF, 145 KB).

Increasing competition while reducing acquisition cycle time

The Department of the Navy recently conducted a General IT Development and Support Services strategic sourcing analysis, which focused on cost savings. They recommended increasing the use of existing contract vehicles to generate greater competition while reducing cycle time, including the Alliant Small Business GWAC. Alliant Small Business will work with the Navy team to establish and deliver training opportunities.

The link to this Web page is www.gsa.gov/alliantsb.