Special Rights Under the 8(a) Program
Brice is certified by the SBA as an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) 8(a), offering significant advantages to government contracting agencies. These special contracting provisions include $20 million limit sole source 8(a) contracts, 8(a) set-aside competitive advantages, expedited A-76 authority, and 5% bonus for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors that subcontract with Native American-owned firms. Other 8(a) firms may not receive sole source contracts in excess of $4 million for construction services.
Special Rights Under the A-76 Program
Specific to U.S. government contracting officers, language within the Defense Appropriations Act states that a command does not have to go through the A-76 process, but may transact a direct conversion of that function to a private contractor, regardless of the number of civilian employees, if the command contracts with a firm that is 51 percent, or more Native American-owned, so long as the conversion is cost-effective.
The 5 Percent Subcontracting Bonus
As a participant of the DoD Native Incentive Program and pursuant to statutory language and implementing regulations, a DoD prime contractor that subcontracts with a firm that is 51 percent or more Native American-owned is entitled to receive a rebate equal to 5 percent of the amount of the subcontract award.