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FCW Insider: GSA's Alliant way forward announced at IAC meeting Wednesday

In what it seems is a hastily arranged session, we will apparently get word on GSA's move forward strategy for on its mega-GWAC Alliant. Well, GSA will do it before an industry group Wednesday.

GSA's John Johnson will speak to the industry audience during the Industry Advisory Council's membership meeting on Wednesday at 3:30p at the Fairview Marriott in Falls Church, VA -- right in the back yard of the 1105 GovInfo's HQ. (The link to the meeting on the IAC Web site wasn't working late Tuesday. And IAC had not sent out an announcement yet that Johnson would be speaking.)

We're not sure what exactly Johnson will be talking about given that GSA said back in March, the agency was going to re-evaluate all 62 Alliant bids, so... again, it's unclear what GSA will announce on Wednesday, but... we'll be there and we'll post soon after it happens.

Here is what we reported that GSA said back then:

“A recent decision issued by the Court of Federal Claims concerning Alliant has resulted in the Alliant team taking action that will include re-evaluating your proposal in a manner which is consistent with the court’s order,” GSA said in an e-mail message to contractors that bid on the 10-year, $50 billion governmentwide acquisition contract.

GSA awarded Alliant to 29 companies in July 2007. It added one more contractor to the list in December.

“We are reconstituting the Alliant team to review a detailed schedule and process in order to move forward with the re-evaluation,” GSA told the companies.

GSA will provide more details in two weeks, GSA said in the e-mail message.

Federal Claims Court Judge Francis Allegra enjoined the Alliant contract March 3, forbidding GSA to move ahead with the contract or placing any obligations against it. The judge, however, gave GSA and the parties an opportunity to work out a deal in a fashion they deem appropriate.

The announcement could be a draw to the meeting Wednesday, which otherwise will be filled with speeches from those running for IAC seats.

Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on May 13, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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