Certifications & Contracting Vehicles:
- SBA Tribal 8(a) *Pending*
- HUBZone *Pending*
- DBE & MB *Pending*
- GTEC Maintains security clearance with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Road Inventory Field Data System (RIFDS)
Benefits of Partnering with GTED
SBA Tribal 8 (a)
As an SBA Tribal 8 (a) certified professional services firm, GTEC offers several advantages for our clients. These advantages include the following:
- No dollar threshold on 8 (a) sole-source/direct awards [13 cfr 124.506 (b)]. The government can award sole-source contracts up to $22M in value without justification and approval (J&A), and awards over $22M with J&A.
- 8 (a) Awards to Tribally-Owned firms cannot be protested [13 CFR 124.517(a)]. Awards made to tribally-owned companies are not subject to protest.
- Department of Defense Indian Incentive Program (IIP). This congressionally-sponsored program provides a 5% rebate to federal prime contractors and subcontractors that subcontract to Indian-owned organizations.
- Congress has established a 23% government-wide goal for awards of contracts to small businesses. Subsets of the small business goal are a 5% government-wide goal for awards to small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), a 5% government-wide goal for awards to women-owned small businesses (WOSB), a 3% government-wide goal for awards to a historically underutilized business zone @ (HUBZone) small businesses, and a 3% government-wide goal for awards to service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB). A contract can get counted towards more than one goal.
- The Tribal Small Business Administration (SBA) 8 (a) program is a formal business development program designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged small business, such as tribally-owned small businesses that are at least 51% owned by an Indian tribe, to enter the federal marketplace through training and development in contracting, financial, technical, marketing, and management skills.
- Tribal small businesses can use the 8 (a) program as a tool to successfully market and compete for federal contracts. Tribes are unique because they may own multiple entities participating in the 8 (a) program.
- In addition, Indian tribes are exempt from competitive threshold limitations per 13 CFR 124.506(b) and are eligible to receive sole-source contracts of unlimited value.
- Contracting or partnering with a tribally-owned 8 (a) entity stimulates economic growth and career opportunities that benefit the tribal and surrounding communities.
For more information please visit https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/8a-business-development-program