GSA changes its mind, adds Stanley to Alliant

The General Services Administration added a company to its Alliant contract that it initially passed on, the company said today.

Stanley Associates, an information technology firm, bid on the major governmentwide acquisition contract, but was not one of the 29 companies awarded a spot July 31. Stanley was one of 37 companies that didn't receive an award notice.

GSA said nine companies protested the awards to the federal claims court, saying they deserved an Alliant contract award. After thoroughly and carefully reviewing all the protest issues from the companies, GSA determined that only Stanley deserved an Alliant award, a GSA spokesman said.

 Alliant is a five-year IT contract with a five-year option and a ceiling of $50 billion. Agencies can use the contract to buy IT applications, infrastructure and services. It provides streamlined access to a range of management and technical support services.

Phil Nolan, Stanley’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, said in a statement that GSA has been an important part of the company’s growth.

Stanley filed a protest Aug. 27 with the Government Accountability Office against GSA’s awards. The company could not comment on the details of its protest because of its legal nature, a company spokeswoman said.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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