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Alaska Native Corporation (ANC)
8(a) Certified Small Business
Small Disadvantaged Business
Small Business Owner
Native American Owned Business
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HOW QUICKLY CAN KIT INITIATE A CONTRACT?
KIT can initiate a contract in as little as three days if the Government customer has an urgent requirement, funding, the desire to use a sole source acquisition pathway, and the support of their Contracting Office.
HOW DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BENEFIT BY WORKING WITH KIT
We can dramatically reduce acquisition cycles using direct awards/sole source contracts.
Contract awards are not limited by size, scope or location, nor is there an upper dollar limit on contract value.
ANCs can receive unlimited direct awards from Federal entities; these awards cannot be protested.
Working with an 8(a) helps customers achieve their organizational small business goals.
The Small Business Administration’s Small Business Opportunities Specialist can provide government-to-government mentorship to navigate the direct award process.
The Small Business Administration ensures KIT’s regulatory compliance which offers additional oversight/assurances for Contracting Officers.
CAN A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE HELP ME UNDERSTAND AND NAVIGATE THE DIRECT AWARD/SOLE SOURCE CONTRACTING PROCESS?
The Small Business Administration's Business Opportunity Specialist (BOS) can provide Government-to-Government mentorship and education about the direct award/sole source process.
BOS for the Alaska District Office:
Mr. Ryan Zachry
HOW DO I MIPR KIT FUNDS?
MIPRs are for intragovernmental funds transfers. KIT is a commercial company and cannot accept MIPRs. You should send MIPR payments to your supporting Contracting Office and/or use a line of accounting to issue payments to KIT.
WHAT ARE KIT'S CAGE CODE AND DUNS NUMBERS?
Cage Code: 75Y43
Customer: 2020 Census Integration Program Management Office - Bowie, MD
Services: Provides $22M in IT hardware, software and support services for the 2020 Decennial Integration effort. Procurements include a wide range of networking equipment, servers/ storage, peripherals, multimedia and software.
Customer: US Army Engineer District, Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Services: Procures and delivers $17M in electrical components to Camp Arifjan located in Kuwait. Delivery orders include hundreds of different electrical components and thousands of individual items acquired in the US and abroad and delivered to US Military Forces.
Customer: US Army Signal Regional Network Enterprise Center - Fort Belvoir, VA
Services: Provides Desktop Support Engineering as single point of contact for end users to receive support and maintenance within the Network Enterprise Center, desktop computing environment. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading hardware and equipment (including but not limited to PCs, VTCs, laptops, printers, scanners and mobile devices) to ensure optimal performance.
Customer: Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic - Kings Bay Naval Base - GA
Services: Provides executive staff, administration, training, warehousing, logistics and office management support for the Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic (SWFLANT) Security Department.
Customer: Naval Construction Training Center – Gulfport, MS
Services: Provides master scheduler and 20+ certified instructors to train members of the
Army, Air Force and Navy Seabees assigned to occupational fields in construction.
WHAT SPECIAL RIGHTS ARE AFFORDED TO ANCS UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION'S 8(A) PROGRAM?
There are three different procurement areas in which tribal and ANC-owned firms have special rights.
Special Rights Under the SBA 8(a) Program.
Tribal and ANC 8(a) firms are eligible to receive sole source 8(a) contracts regardless of dollar size, with no upper limit, while all other 8(a) firms may not receive sole source contracts in excess of $3 million for services and $5 million for manufacturing.
Special Rights Under the A-76 Program.
The A-76 program (“A-76" refers to the number of the implementing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular) imposes a long and cumbersome procedure for any government facility that wishes to contract out (i.e., outsource) an activity that employs ten or more civilian government employees. (The average A-76 study takes 23 months.) Language in the Defense Appropriations Act3 provides that a command does not have to go through the A-76 process but may do a direct conversion of that function to a private contractor, regardless of the number of civilian employees, if the command contracts with a firm that is 51% or more Native American owned, so long as the conversion is cost-effective.
The 5% Subcontracting Bonus.
Pursuant to statutory language and implementing regulations, a DOD contractor that subcontracts with a firm that is 51% or more Native American owned is entitled to receive a bonus equal to 5% of the amount of the subcontract award.
WHAT REGULATORY GUIDANCE CONCERNS ANCS?
The 8(a) Business Development Program.
– Established by: Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act of 1953
– 13 CFR 124.100–124.704 (Subpart A) and FAR Part 19.800–19.812
Specific References to Tribal and ANC Owned Businesses.
– 13 CFR 124.3 -- Definitions
– 13 CFR 124.103 -- Who is Socially disadvantaged?
– 13 CFR 124.105-106 -- Eligibility
– 13 CFR 124.109 -- Applying to the 8(a) program
– 13 CFR 124.112 -- Business criteria to remain eligible