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8a Advantages

8(a) ANC Direct
Award Benefits

  • Sole Source ANC awards cannot be protested, bypassing the costly approval process, 13 CFR 124.517(a)
  • Ability to negotiate with contractor prior to award, to include cost and defining the scope of work.
  • No dollar limit per award, approval needed only for awards over $25M; FAR 19.805-I, 19.808-I
  • $100M limit for Department of Defense contracts, and approval authority above the amount rests with the head of the procuring activity, 2020 NDAA Section 830

Speed of Contract

  • Award time is typically four to five weeks
  • No need to develop exhaustive and rigorous specifications for re-evaluation of bidders
  • No per-award documentation
  • No requirements for extensive post-award documentation
  • An assurance that government requirements are met at the earliest time possible

As an SBA-certified 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) GC&E Federal is uniquely qualified to support a set-aside competition or a directed sole source award of up to $100M. GC&E Federal is a proven small businesses, fully capable of transitioning performance of large contract requirements in a cost-effective and professional manner for Telecommunications services, including maintenance and modernization services for voice communications equipment and software to federal and commercial markets.

GC&E Federal team members can guide you through the standard six-step process (outlined below) for executing a streamlined, directed sole source award to an ANC.  The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has adjusted the limit for sole-source awards from the previous $22M to $100M for Department of Defense (DoD) contracts.  This ensures that DoD contracting officers can quickly and efficiently procure necessary products and services.

Full benefits overview and SBA support contact are linked above.

GC&E Federal, LLC

Primary NAICS: 517311
DUNS: 117556728
CAGE Code: 8MN76

SBA Contact

Mr. Fernando Cervantes
Business Opportunity Specialist
Seattle SBA District Office
Spokane Branch Office
Phone: (509) 353-2806

Secondary NAICS Codes
  • 238210
  • 339113
  • 541330
  • 561621
  • 541512
  • 541513
  • 541519
  • 561210