Larry Allen, President of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses the implementation of the Alliant 2 GSA contract and the types of contractors who made it on to the schedule
The Alliant 2 Government-Wide Acquisition Contract will take effect in July, and run through 2023. Because the President’s Management Agenda focuses heavily on acquisition, Alliant 2 could see an explosion of activity as soon as it’s online. Larry Allen, President of Allen Federal Business Partners, believes that the GSA program will improve upon its predecessor. “You’ve got over 60 contractors, many of whom have excellent relationships with proven success in government agencies. You have perhaps one of the strongest contract management teams at GSA or anywhere, managing Alliant,” Allen said. “This contract has done great things in its first iteration, and we don’t expect anything else except for continued growth with Alliant 2.” Allen said that maintaining relationships is important for contractors to properly take advantage of Alliant 2. “There are two different skill sets that a company needs to have in order to be successful with a contract like Alliant. The first… is the ability to get on the contract. But there’s a different skill set to actually bring business; it is part process, but it’s also part relationship. You’ve got to have the relationships in the federal agencies, good relationships with other government contractor partners to drive business in the door,” Allen told Government Matters.