GSA has cancelled its the Alliant 2 Small Business solicitation, saying it is “planning a new approach to its small business governmentwide acquisition contracts to help federal agencies partner with small businesses in various socioeconomic categories to meet the government’s information technology requirements.”
“Since A2SB was originally announced, the federal government’s requirements have evolved and GSA recognizes the opportunity to strengthen, innovate, and better respond to changing technology needs and security threats,” it said, adding that it soon will issue a request for proposals later for the 8(a) STARS III GWAC, its primary vehicle for procuring IT services and solutions from 8(a) prime contractors.
“Plans are underway for a new and enhanced small business GWAC program that better reflects the changing landscape and addresses the needs of agencies to access the expertise of small businesses. The changes will support recent developments in cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and supply chain risk management,” it said.
For now, it added, federal customers looking for a contract vehicle to fill IT services needs from small business prime contractors are encouraged to use GSA’s portfolio of IT contracts or the Multiple Award Schedule – Information Technology.