GSA will release the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the second round of its popular Alliant IT vehicle in early March according to GSA officials and Federal News Radio.  Alliant is a major IT vehicle that, between its large and small versions, saw over $3.7 billion in revenue last year.  GSA is expected to standardize IT labor categories and adopt other traits of its recent Oasis contract for professional services.  It is also likely that the agency will specifically provide for the offering of cloud and other developing IT solutions.  Contractors can expect Alliant 2 to look less like a commercial IT contract and more like a specialized, cost-type government contract.  It is quite likely, for example, that GSA will require prime contractors to have DCAA-approved cost accounting systems as a condition of award.  The requirement for such systems is somewhat controversial as there is limited regulatory support for a non-DOD agency to be able to require DOD-approved systems for its contracts.  Nevertheless, Alliant 1 has been very popular with buyers and sellers and it is likely to continue to be so into its second iteration.