Renovate AFNorth, Tyndall AFB

Advantages of an ANC 8(a)

Special Rights Under the 8(a) Program

Brice Builders 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.

Brice Builders ANC 8(a) Decision Tree

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.

Special ANC 8(a) Advantages

Sole source awards can be of any size:

  • Exempt from $4M cap
  • Per 13 CFR 124.517(a)

ANC 8(a) sole-source awards cannot be protested:

  • Per 13 CFR 124.517(a)