Alaska Native Corporation (ANC)

What is an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC)? ANC means any Alaska Native regional or village corporation that is organized under the laws of the state of Alaska in accordance with the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. ANC-owned firms are deemed by law to be socially and economically disadvantaged.

Small Business Administration Programs

The SBA provides several programs to help small businesses win federal contracts. Participating in these programs helps small businesses:

Small Business Administration 8(a) Program

The 8(a) Program – named for Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act – is designed to assist small disadvantaged businesses, including firms owned by Alaska Native Corporations to compete in the marketplace. It is also designed to assist such entities in gaining access to federal and private procurement markets. 

The primary focus of the program is to provide business development support, such as mentoring, procurement assistance, business counseling, training, financial assistance, surety bonding and other management and technical assistance to qualified firms. The ultimate objective, however, is to prepare small disadvantaged firms for procurement and other business opportunities.


Sole Source Process

Step 1

Contracting Officer coordinates with Alutiiq, LLC subsidiary.

Step 2

Contracting Officer prepares an 8(a) offer letter (Intent to Award) with description of contract and forwards to the SBA Business Opportunity Specialist.

Step 3

SBA reviews and determines the Alutiiq, LLC subsidiary is capable of performing the work.

(~3 day process)​

Step 4

Contracting Officer informs Alutiiq, LLC subsidiary that they may now enter into negotiations.

The subsidiary can assist the government with SOW development & pricing strategy.

Step 5

Once mutually acceptable terms are negotiated, contract is awarded.

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Small Business Administration HUBZone Program

HUBZone is a (SBA) program for small companies that operate and employ people in Historically Under-utilized Business Zones (HUBZones). The HUBZone program was created in response to the HUBZone Empowerment Act created by the US Congress in 1998.  Based on the Act, small businesses will be designated as HUBZone certified if they have the following criteria:

The HUBZone program businesses are eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.

SubContracting and 5% Discount

Some government contracts require large companies to subcontract with a small business. This creates more opportunities for small businesses to get involved in federal contracting.

Under certain kinds of set-aside contracts, small business prime contractors are required to perform minimum levels of work. DoD Prime contractors are entitled to a 5% rebate when they subcontract work to an 8(a) ANC [(25 USC 1544)

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures allow certain businesses to compete together for government contracts reserved for small businesses. It is considered a new legal entity that requires approval by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Joint venture benefits to participants include:

For further information on these items, refer to the SBA website.