Alaskan Native American 8(a) Advantage
ANC Sole Source Contracting: As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), we offer a unique, flexible, and streamlined sole source procurement option to our Government customers. Available through all SBA-certified 8(a) subsidiaries within the Goldbelt family of companies, sole source contracting with Goldbelt provides the Government with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provisioned methods to maximize performance flexibility, mission continuity, and small business goal achievement. Key Sole Source Advantages A significantly accelerated procurement timeline, without the disruptions and delays resulting from complex evaluations and resulting protests Flexibility and reliability through direct negotiations per 13 CFR 124.503, competitive threshold exemptions per 48 CFR 19.805-1, and common management and administrative services between all Goldbelt subsidiaries Elimination of pre-award schedule risk due to the non-protestable nature of ANC sole source procurements per 13 CFR 124.517 ANCs – unlike other 8(a) companies – provide the Government with a virtually unlimited sole source ceiling per 48 CFR 6.303-1
Why an ANC instead of another socially and economically disadvantaged 8(a)? The ceiling for sole source contract awards to a non-ANC 8(a) company is limited to $4M for non-manufacturing and $6.5M for manufacturing contracts The Government may award sole source contracts to ANC 8(a) companies up to $22M without Justification and Approval (J&A) and more than $22M with J&A, offering an unlimited threshold.
Accelerated Procurement Timeline:
Measured in weeks rather than months, a sole source procurement provides the Government with Goldbelt’s high-quality and CPARS-demonstrated performance six times faster than a standard procurement. With open discussions across the procurement process immediately following SBA approval, we offer the ability and expertise to help tailor pre-award requirements for our customers to best achieve their desired post-award outcomes. Implementation Flexibility & Performance Reliability ANC sole source procurements provide the Government with numerous advantages in creating agile and scalable contracting solutions by allowing open discussions and direct negotiations at any phase of procurement following SBA approval. Additionally, only tribally-owned corporations such as ANCs can offer sole source procurements protected from protests.