Leisnoi Diversified is currently certified under the SBA’s 8(a) Program. The SBA 8(a) program provides eligibility for special contracting and subcontracting initiatives and government-directed award opportunities. Because our parent corporation’s (Leisnoi, Incorporated) subsidiaries are both 8(a) certified and Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) owned, they enjoy unique procurement advantages with the Federal government.
- Sole Source: ANC 8(a)’s may be sole-sourced Federal contracts of any size. Unlike a non-tribally-owned 8(a), we are not subject to the $3.5M cap on sole source awards. 13 CFR 124.506(b)
- Non Protest: Sole source awards made to ANC 8(a) firms cannot be protested. 13 CFR 124.517(a)
- SDB Credit for Subcontracts: Subcontracts awarded to an ANC can be counted towards the prime contractor’s goal for subcontracting with SDB and small business concerns, regardless of the ANC’s size or SBA certification status. The credit may be taken where the ANC is no longer small under SBA regulations. 48 CFR 19.703(c)(1)
- 5% Incentive Program: Department of Defense Contractors who offer subcontracts to ANC 8(a) firms may be eligible to receive 5% of the total value of the subcontract as an incentive as part of the Buy Indian Act – an Indian incentive program. Per Section 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. ? 1544) and also referenced under (FAR 52.226-1).
The goals of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and the SBA 8(a) program complement each other: to foster economic self-determination for Alaska Natives and small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) program has provided true business opportunities leading to the goal of Alaska Native economic self-determination.
The 8(a) program empowers us to achieve our mission of bringing benefits to Shareholders and good stewardship of our resources and culture.