Leisnoi Diversified Services, LLC (LDS), owned by an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) and HUBZone certified, is currently certified under the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Program. This Program allows us to be eligible for special contracting and subcontracting initiatives and government-directed award opportunities. Through the SBA 8(a) Program, we experience unique advantages with the federal government.
- Sole Source 8(a): LDS may be awarded sole-source 8(a) federal contracts of any size and is not subject to the competitive threshold amount. 13 CFR 124.506(b)
- Non Protest: Competitive and sole source 8(a) awards made to LDS are exempt from protests. 13 CFR 124.517(a)
- Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Credit for Subcontracts: Subcontracts awarded to LDS can be applied towards the prime contractor’s goal for SDB and small business concerns, regardless of our 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: A contractor who receives an award by a federal agency are eligible to receive 5% of the total value of the subcontract, if the subcontractor is Indian-owned. This is an incentive as part of the Buy Indian Act. Section 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. § 1544) and FAR 52.226-1
The SBA 8(a) Program fosters economic self-determination for Alaska Natives and small disadvantaged through business opportunities. Ultimately, the SBA 8(a) Program empowers us to achieve our mission of bringing benefits to Leisnoi Shareholders now and into the future.