Benefits of a Tribal 8(a)
Tribal 8(a) firms are entitled to unique privileges under applicable federal regulations. These benefits can provide additional value to our clients above and beyond Copper River’s services and offerings. As defined by the SBA, the 8(a) contract vehicle is a flexible procurement technique that allows the customer sole discretion to choose the specific contractor team, which provides the highest level of customer control to achieve their program goals and objectives. This streamlined process also saves a substantial amount of time, work, and costs during the procurement cycle. Additional benefits include:
- Tribal 8(a) firms are entitled to receive sole-source contracts of any value. Tribal firms are not subject to the $3 million limitation on sole-source contracts applicable to other entities.
13 C.F.R 124, 123, 311(b)
- Tribal 8(a) firms offer contracting officers and clients the ability to combine multiple vendors’ equipment and/or services into an integrated design build, and maintain solutions in a single procurement.
- Copper River Information Technology’s 8(a) sole-source contract awards may not be protested.
13 C.F.R. 124.517(a)
- When determining the size of a firm owned by a tribe the Small Business Administration considers only the size of the tribal subsidiary at issue. The parent entity or any other subsidiaries owned by that tribe or ANC are not affiliated.