Advantages of Contracting with a Tribal 8(a) Firm
WHY CHOOSE A NATIVE AMERICAN CORPORATION?
Stealth is uniquely positioned as a small business capable of bringing high quality, timely, and cost-effective products and services to the U.S. Federal Procurements. As an as SBA 8(a), 100% Native American/Tribally-Owned Corporation, Stealth is exempt from competitive thresholds and able to receive a sole source award up to $20M without Justification and Authorization. Also, contracts sole-sourced to Tribally Owned 8(a) companies cannot be protested.
This acquisition strategy can save the government and Stealth time and ultimately money with little to no gap in an operational capacity. It also allows the Federal Government the confidence that a particular solicitation won't be delayed due to award protests.
LEVERAGING A TRIBALLY-OWNED BUSINESS:
- Tribally Owned 8(a) companies are always considered Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs)
- Tribally Owned 8(a) companies can receive sole-source contracts in excess of $4.5M (13CFR124.506(b))
- Sole source contracts awarded to Stealth that are below $22M do not require a J&A per Section 811
- Awards to Tribally Owned 8(a) companies cannot be protested (13CFR124.517(a))
- Tribally Owned 8(a) companies can have direct negotiations with the Government (13CFR124.503(c)(2))
SISTER SUBSIDIARY PERFORMANCE UTILIZATION (GOA RULINGS)
- Past Performance of a parent or affiliated company can be attributed to the offeror where the proposal demonstrates that the resources of the parent or affiliated company will affect the performance of the offeror.
- The proposal must demonstrate that the workforce, management, facilities, or other resources of the affiliate may affect contract performance by the offeror including a commitment to make key personnel available for the project.
- The proposal may also show a commitment by the parent organization to provide sufficient financial resources to the project.
INDIAN INCENTIVE PROGRAM (25 U.S.C. § 1544)
- 5% payment of the amount subcontracted to tribal firms
- The Indian Incentive Program, based on Section 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. § 1544), provides for the payment of 5% of the amount subcontracted to Stealth when authorized under the terms of the contract.
- DoD contracts with prime contractors that contain FAR 52.226-1, Utilization of Indian Organizations and Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, are eligible for these incentive payments so long as the prime contract amount is over $500,000 and involves the expenditure of appropriated funds.