Macfadden Part of Winning GSA Alliant Team
Thursday, 01 November 2007
Macfadden has been selected to be part of a team of approximately 50 large and small businesses led by Northrop Grumman Corporation that will compete for task orders under the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract (www.gsa.gov/alliant). A new contracting vehicle of the U.S. government, GSA Alliant's purpose is to deliver cost-effective IT solutions to federal government agencies.
"We are excited to be part of this outstanding team of IT professionals," said Russell Hall, President and CEO of Macfadden. "Our team is well-positioned to earn task orders with this contract vehicle and the GSA Alliant contract award will enable us to expand our IT footprint into other federal agencies. It will play a significant role in our growth strategy."
Widely regarded as the next generation of Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) for GSA, Alliant is designed to streamline government access to cutting-edge information technology solutions and provide maximum flexibility to efficiently and effectively support the daily operational needs of the federal government. Alliant will eventually replace the current GSA contracts, Millennia and ANSWER.
Awarded to 29 companies, the Alliant contract has a $50 billion contract ceiling and the potential to span 10 years. The contract specifies a five-year base period with one five-year extension possible.
The Alliant contract provides the ability to support both regional and global IT requirements by providing a centralized source for acquiring integrated IT solutions worldwide. Tasks under the contract will include computer network support, software engineering and other computer services. The scope of the contract includes any and all components of an integrated IT solution, including all current technologies and new technologies that may emerge during the contract life cycle.