Procurements With Concentric Methods, An ANC 8(a), Can Accelerate The Contracting Process Down To 15 To 30 Days.

Congress has given Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) unique rights in the Federal procurement process. These rights provide the Federal agencies with strong incentives to contract with tribal and ANC firms.

8(a) firms owned by tribes and ANCs may receive sole source contracts regardless of dollar amount.   Regulation 13 CFR 124.506(b) 

Sole-source procurements to tribes and ANC 8(a)’s may not be protested, because there is no injured party.   Regulation 13 CFR 124.517(a) 

The SBA is allowed to waive the two-year-in-business rule for tribal and ANC-owned firms.   Regulation 13 CFR124.112.(c)(6) 

A Prime contractor subcontracting to a Native American tribe or ANC may receive additional compensation, above the amount of the prime contract,  equal to 5% of the amount of the subcontract with the Native American-owned entity. Regulation Section 505 of the Indian Finance Act (25 U.S.C. 1544) & FAR 52-226-1

Benefits Of Contracting With Concentric Methods
Sole Source or Direct Award
No Dollar Amount – contract can exceed 8(a) dollar thresholds for services/ manufacturing
Non-Protestable – contracts that are direct awarded cannot be protested
Expedite Contract Awards and Critical Projects
Faster Solution Implementation
Exceptional Quality at Lower Cost


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