Procurement Advantages

The Tatitlek Corporation is a nationally recognized Alaska Native Village Corporation (ANC) firmly focused on its clients and its shareholders. By delivering exceptional service to clients, we meet our chief purpose of providing sustained benefits to our shareholders.

The men and women of the Tatitlek Corporation dedicate themselves to customer satisfaction. Clients routinely describe our services as “first rate” and “outstanding,” sentiments we strive for on every project. Our conscientious, highly-skilled employees commit themselves to problem-solving and providing excellent service, no matter the size or difficulty of the job.

Tatitlek subsidiaries include several companies that are currently or formerly certified under the Small Business Association’s (SBA) 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 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.

Hiring a Tatitlek subsidiary or teaming with us as a contracting partner has distinct advantages for some federal contracts:

  • 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 $3.5 million 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 under the Buy Indian Act. 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. The 8(a) program provides 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.