Companies with dismissed protests might get another shot at $15B Alliant SB contract
A group of small businesses that were left off of the original awards for Alliant 2 Small Business may get a second bite at the apple.
The Government Accountability Office dismissed 14 protests in all this week that were originally filed in March.
In general, a dismissed protest at this stage means that the agency has spotted a mistake or an area where they think they will not prevail and have decided to take an action instead of risking a decision that would be imposed by GAO.
Known as a “corrective action,” the agency tells GAO that it is canceling a award decision to take an action. Often this can mean correcting a mistake and re-evaluate proposals. Sometimes they ask that new proposals be submitted.
When an agency pulls back an award, GAO dismisses the protest because there is no award to protest. A dismissal is not a ruling on the merits of the protest.
I have reached out to GSA for comment and will update this post when I receive a response.
Companies whose protests dismissed were:
- Amyx Inc.
- Criterion Systems
- Citizant Inc.
- CompQSoft Inc.
- Concept Solutions LLC
- Dynanet Corp.
- Dfuse Technologies
- Integral Consulting Services
- Metrica Team Venture
- Syneren Technologies
- Synaptek Corp.
- Technical & Management Resources Inc.
- TISTA Science and Technology
Alliant 2 Small Business is a $15 billion contract that went to 81 small businesses.
Given its size and scope Alliant 2 Small Business is a very popular vehicle for companies. GSA received 493 proposals for the contract that is used for a wide range of IT solutions.
When Alliant 1 was first awarded in 2008, that also was hit with bid protests and GSA eventually made awards to nearly all of the bidders. But it took a year to get to that point.
Posted by Nick Wakeman on May 24, 2018 at 12:32 PM