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GSA Alliant (inactive)
The General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) premier IT services contract includes a broad array of infrastructure, application, and IT management services. The contract provides integrated services and solutions with the ability to support regional and global IT requirements. This multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is open for use by all federal departments and agencies. The total ceiling value for the contract is $50 billion with a period of performance that expires in 2019.
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Alliant is a multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) with a $50 billion program ceiling and a five-year base period (with one, five-year option). All contract types are allowed – fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, labor-hour and time-and-materials. Alliant’s comprehensive IT services based scope is designed to provide access to “Anything IT Anywhere”. Alliant’s scope is directly aligned to the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA); ensuring emerging technologies will remain within scope over the life of the contract.
The Alliant vehicle was issued and is managed by GSA’s Enterprise GWAC Center. The GWAC center issues vehicles and provides training and assistance to Government agencies on the use of GSA vehicles.
The Alliant contract is flexible and can be easily customized at the Order level to construct a solution that manages risk through contract types and applicable CLIN structures suitable to your requirement. Client agencies may also add agency-specific clauses at the Order level when developing their Order requirements.
Key features include:
10-year $50 billion multiple award IDIQ with 59 industry partners, including Empower AI
Available to all federal agencies either as direct order/direct bill or through GSA’s Assisted Services
Directly supports Federal Enterprise Architecture/DoD Enterprise Architecture
Supports all components of an IT solution with the most broad and current definition of IT
Provides for all contract types, including fixed-price, cost, and level-of-effort variants
Includes “Green” technology provisions
Alliant provides access to strategic solutions:
GSA’s Assisted Acquisition provides management and execution of your acquisition, saving you time and resources. Assisted Acquisition staff are certified contracting, project management, and financial management professionals located throughout United States, Europe, and Asia. They have proven expertise in formulating and executing Information Technologyand Professional Services acquisitions and projects.
These services are provided through both Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM)and GSA’s Regional Offices. GSA FEDSIM works with all federal government branches and departments worldwide. See “Points of Contact by Agency” in the FEDSIM Information Library for contact information for a specific agency.
GSA’s 11 geographic regions acquire telecommunications and information technology in support of federal agencies throughout the 50 states, U.S. territories and overseas. Find your GSA Region by selecting an area on the map at this Link, or one of the following city links: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City (Missouri), Fort Worth, Denver, San Francisco, Auburn (Seattle), and Washington, DC.
Cost Savings: Streamlined ordering procedures save time and money by reducing procurement lead time
Innovation and Efficiency: Alliant is aligned with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA), ensuring emerging technologies and all enterprise activities contributing to an overall IT mission are within the intended scope of the contract. Adopting FEA/DoDEA as the contract cornerstone allows agencies to efficiently translate modeled designs to actual field solutions in new and innovative ways.
Contractor Pool: Alliant’s diverse Contractor pool provides access to a wide spectrum of qualified IT industry partners.
Solutions Driven: Facilitates integrated IT solutions by allowing ancillary support services and equipment when it is integral and necessary to the IT effort.
Task Order Support: Scope compatibility reviews will be offered by the Alliant scope review team for Statements of Work, Performance Work Statements, and Statement of Objectives upon request and at no cost. Responses will be received in writing within one to two days.
Contract Access Fee: Low (0.75%) contract access fee, direct order fee capped at $150K annually.
For more information on GSA Alliant, visit www.gsa.gov/alliant.
About Empower AI
For more than 30 years, Empower AI has been a leading provider of digital transformation solutions and services to U.S. government agencies. With the Empower Platform®, Empower AI is at the forefront of implementing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to solve the government’s most complex mission challenges. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Empower AI is accelerating public sector AI adoption to create a government workforce that is exponentially more creative and productive. For more information, visit www.empower.ai.
Empower AI GSA Alliant Contract #: GS00Q09BGD0043
Empower AI DUNS #: 62-086-4504
CAGE Code: 0MX49
Empower AI is registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) System, and our company information can be obtained by searching under our CAGE Code (0MX49).
Business Size: Large
Full Contract Period of Performance: May 1, 2009 through April 30, 2019 (Five-year base and a five-year option period)
Prompt Payment Terms: Net 30 Days
Open to all agencies as either a direct order/direct bill and Assisted Services order
Alliant Conformed Contract 5-29-09 (MS Word Version)
Mod-2 (PS02) – PDF conformed version of Alliant Contract above
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM
Empower AI’s quality assurance program is largely based on practices conducted under our ISO* 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification:
Quality policy and objectives
Employee competence and training
Requirements review and analysis
Design and development of customer solutions
Through implementation of ISO 9001 practices, and our Quality Policy and Quality Objectives, Empower AI personnel focus on customer satisfaction, fulfillment of customer requirements, and continuous improvement.
Empower AI Quality Policy
Empower AI is committed to ensuring customer satisfaction and to meeting all requirements contained in our contracts as well as any requirements that are integral to the nature and scope of the work. In addition, Empower AI is dedicated to continually improving our quality management system which provides the framework and the structure for ensuring the quality of the work we do and the services we provide.
Measurable objectives and targets are set for projects, including ~100% on-time deliverables, achievement of all key performance targets, and high customer satisfaction.
*International Standard Organization
Team Empower AI is comprised of 27 small, medium and large companies working as one to provide the government with the best technology solutions. Together, Team Empower AI provides end-to-end computer solutions for the broad government landscape. Following is a list of our teammates.
Advanced Resource Tech
Applied Quality Communications, Inc.
Highland Technology Services
IP Data Solutions
Knowledge Consulting Group
Lee Technologies, Inc.
M-Cubed Information Systems, Inc.
Media Systems Integration, LLC.
OnPoint Consulting, Inc.
Protech Global Solutions, LLC.
Virtual Team Works, Inc.
Vision Technologies, Inc.
FREQUENTLY ASKED ORDERING QUESTIONS
What is a Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)?
A Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) is a task-order or delivery-order contract for information technology established by one agency for Government-wide use. Each GWAC is operated by an executive agent designated by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. GWACs are not subject to the Economy Act.
What is a SAM?
The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is no fee to register for this site. Entities may register at no cost directly from this page. User guides and webinars are available under the Help tab on SAM website (https://www.sam.gov/).
Why did GSA align the scope of the Alliant contracts with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)/Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA)?
Because we wanted to provide the most comprehensive and flexible IT contracts possible. The FEA alignment will facilitate agencies’ efforts to migrate toward a more unified Government-wide IT infrastructure, by standardizing technologies and systems that support mission needs. By aligning with FEA, the Alliant contracts:
Use a common language to define IT investments
Evolve over time as technology develops and expands
Adhere to a modeled approach (eliminating the need to “list everything possible”)
Assist customers in responding to OMB mandates for tracking and reporting IT investments
Promote sharing, consolidation, and reuse of business processes and systems
What can be purchased using the Alliant contracts?
The Alliant contracts are for IT services and IT services-based solutions. Ordering Contracting Officers may include ancillary services and equipment on orders as long as the ancillary support is integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution.
Are there functional areas within Alliant?
No, Alliant does not artificially constrain or partition the components of an IT solution. There are active inclusions of certain technologies and services, but these areas are not limitations; they are examples.
What is the value proposition for using Alliant?
The Alliant contracts offer a high level of flexibility and streamlined efficiency. By incorporating innovative concepts, customers are assured of optimal mission support throughout the life of the Alliant contracts. Just a few of the highlights include:
Robust scope aligned with the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and Department of Defense Enterprise Architecture (DoDEA) that provides access to a full range of comprehensive IT services and IT services-based solutions
Contract flexibility as emerging technologies and the definition of IT evolve
A highly qualified pool of contractors, including Empower AI
A full spectrum of contract types, including fixed-price, cost, and level of effort Variants
Ease of use
How does a federal agency access the Alliant contract?
Federal buyers who wish to use the Alliant contracts must receive delegation of procurement authority from GSA before to issuing task orders. Information on how to obtain this delegation is available on the Alliant Overview page (www.gsa.gov/alliant).
Can a Contracting Officer limit competition of task orders to a set number of prime contractors?
No. All contract holders must be provided a fair opportunity to be considered for all orders in accordance with FAR 16.505 unless an exception to fair opportunity in FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i)-(iv) applies. Exceptions must be documented in the file.
Ordering procedures are explained by GSA in its Alliant Ordering Guide that are available on the Alliant Overview page (www.gsa.gov/alliant) under the heading, Document Library.