Not so fast on Alliant 2! A new challenge put forth on $50B GWAC


Update June 9, 2018

G2X TAKE: While GSA declared victory last week, announcing that they had ‘prevailed’ in all litigation and setting a revised start date for this $50B GWAC, at least one of the protestors does not agree this is over as they have filed a new action challenging the award. 

Kratos Technology & Training Solutions filed an official bid protest with GAO late last week related to the Alliant 2 competition. No details as to the grounds for the latest challenge have been released at this time. The listed due date by GAO is Sep 17, 2018. 

More details will be provided here as they are made available.


Update June 5, 2018

“Alliant 2 (Unrestricted) Effective Date and Disposition of Protests

On behalf of the Alliant 2 (Unrestricted Procurement) GWAC Acquisition Team, I am pleased to announce that GSA has prevailed in all litigation filed in connection with the Alliant 2 GWAC and will promptly proceed with contract performance. Therefore, the Effective Date of the November 2017 awarded GWAC is anticipated to be July 1, 2018. The Period of Performance and Ordering Period will include a five-year base term through June 30, 2023 plus a five-year option period through June 30, 2028. “… Details Here

Update January 2, 2018

 “… Now, however, Centech and another evidently disappointed company in OBXTek have taken their objections to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Tysons Corner, Va.-based OBXTek first filed its lawsuit on Nov. 29 and Falls Church-based Centech filed its lawsuit Dec. 26.

The Government Accountability Office dismissed all outstanding protests against Alliant 2 on Dec. 20, as is customary when protests get taken to Federal Claims Court. A separate protest filed by Compuline International was dismissed Nov. 30.

Both OBXTek and Centech are objecting to different provisions in the solicitation but their cases will be decided in a single case, according to court documents. Officials at OBXTek declined comment and representatives from Centech could not be reached for comment.

OBXTek — who did not protest to GAO — is seeking an injunction that would order GSA to…” Read The Full Article Here

Source: Alliant 2 protest heads to court By Ross Wilkers, Jan 02, 2018, FCW

Update: In advance of the Holiday break GAO dismissed all remaining protests against Alliant 2 as GAO awaits a decision by the COFC related to objections filed by two challengers. Beyond Alliant 2, expect Alliant 2 SB, and VETS 2 protestors to be watching this case closely to see if any cracks exist in GSA’s approach to evaluating and awarding these important government-wide contract vehicles.  Check out the full article above for details.

Update- December 1, 2017

Update: The protest by Compuline International, Inc. is now marked as dismissed


Posted – November 28, 2017

G2X TAKE: A little more than a week after GSA announced the 61 winners for this important 10-year contract, 5 protests have been filed with GAO. With this much on the line, these are unlikely to be the last we see, with GSA certain to have anticipated some level of challenge.

While not Health IT specific, Alliant/II continues to be widely used across the Federal Health sector, especially with DHA who announced a strategic agreement with GSA last year.


The current outstanding protests were put forth by

  • Compuline International, Inc.
  • The Centech Group, Inc.
  • Capgemini Government Solutions, LLC
  • Harris IT Services Corporation
  • Kratos Technology & Training Solutions, Inc.

Details as the grounds for the protests remain limited, but we will make them available here as they are released. The due date for resolution of these protests is March 2018.


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