Native American Incentive References
In addition to the 8(a) program benefits, companies doing business with 5SRC are able to utilize the following incentives:
FAR Clause 26.1 - Indian Incentive Program; Incentive to prime contractors that use Indian organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises as sub-contractors. This program allows an incentive payment equal to 5 percent of the amount paid to a subcontractor in performing the contract, if the contract so authorized and the subcontractor is an Indian organization or Indian-owned economic enterprises.
DFAR Clause 252.226-7001 - Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiin Small Business Concerns; the Contractor shall use its best efforts to give Indian Organization..., small business concerns the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the subcontracts it awards...
5SRC’s 8(a) Program Participation
5SRC entered the SBA 8(a) Program in March of 2009 and has completed its annual review each year since certified. The program has a formal business development program with established stages to assist the 8(a) with growth goals and objectives. 5SRC is on track with its approved business plan, goals and objectives. The projected 8(a) Program exit date for 5SRC is March, 2018.
With 5SRC's Small Business Administration (SBA) status as a Certified 8(a), Native American, Woman Owned, Disadvantaged Business status, Government Agencies can contract with 5SRC directly using sole-source acquisition. SBA Certified 8(a) participants are allowed by Federal Law to receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. These opportunities help an 8(a) firm build their competitive and institutional know-how and strengthens and encourages the firm to participate in competitive acquisitions. Sole source contracts are usually approved in a matter of days. Federal Agencies with a Small Business Program will understand how to guide their contracting officers, planners and engineers through the sole source contract program. Because the 8(a) program is a federal mandate, Federal Agencies get credit for the amount of work they issue to an 8(a), Disadvantaged Business, and Small Business. If this option is chosen, the steps typically followed are:
- The federal customer develops a statement of work, prepares a government estimate and obtains the necessary funding.
- The federal customer chooses 5SRC to perform the work and submits a procurement request to the agency contracting officer.
- The agency contracting officer prepares and submits an “Offer Letter Memorandum” to the SBA – Birmingham District Office.
- After the Offer Letter is received and processed by the SBA (commonly 2 day turn-around), the process returns to the agency contracting officer who submits the Statement of Work and Request for Proposal or Quotation to 5SRC.
- 5SRC submits its proposal or quotation and the package is evaluated and negotiated (if necessary) by the agency.
- The contract is awarded to 5SRC.