Procurement Advantages

Procurement Advantages

ShareholdersAt The Tatitlek Corporation, a nationally recognized Alaska Native Village Corporation, we focus on two groups: clients and shareholders. By delivering exceptional service to clients, we meet our chief purpose of providing sustained shareholder benefits. At Tatitlek, we are dedicated to client satisfaction. Our services are described as “first rate” and “outstanding,” sentiments we strive to hear from each client on every project. Our conscientious, capable, highly-skilled employees are committed to problem-solving and providing excellent service to our clients, no matter the size or difficulty of the job. Most of our subsidiaries are Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) 8(a) certified. Hiring a Tatitlek subsidiary for your project, or teaming with us as a contracting partner, has distinct advantages for some federal contracts.

Tatitlek subsidiaries include several companies that are currently or formerly certified under the SBA’s 8(a) Program. The SBA 8(a) program provides eligibility for special contracting and subcontracting initiatives and government-directed award opportunities. Because these subsidiaries are both 8(a) certified and Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) owned, they enjoy unique procurement advantages with the Federal government. Tatitlek is defined as an ANC in accordance with Federal Regulation 13 CFR 124.3.

  • Sole Source: ANC 8(a)’s may be sole-sourced Federal contracts of any size. Unlike a non-tribally-owned 8(a), we are not subject to the $3.5M cap on sole source awards. 13 CFR 124.506(b)
  • Non Protest: Sole source awards made to ANC 8(a) firms cannot be protested. 13 CFR 124.517(a)
  • SDB Credit for Subcontracts: Subcontracts awarded to an ANC can be counted towards the prime contractor’s goal for subcontracting with SDB and small business concerns, regardless of the ANC’s size or SBA certification status. The credit may be taken where the ANC is no longer small under SBA regulations. 48 CFR 19.703(c)(1)
  • 5% Incentive Program: Department of Defense Contractors who offer subcontracts to ANC 8(a) firms may be eligible to receive 5% of the total value of the subcontract as an incentive as part of the Buy Indian Act – an Indian incentive program. Per Section 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. ? 1544) and also referenced under (FAR 52.226-1).

The goals of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and the SBA 8(a) program complement each other: to foster economic self-determination for Alaska Natives and small disadvantaged businesses, respectively. The 8(a) program has provided what was previously missing from ANCSA—true business opportunities leading to the goal of Alaska Native economic self-determination. The 8(a) program helps us achieve our mission of perpetual benefits to shareholders and stewardship of our land, resources, and culture. Our success generates success for our clients.