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If anyone has experience on renewing a contract that was previously awarded to an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) under 8(a), please share your experience with me. My office currently has a contract with an ANC for base operations including O&M support and logistics. The contract is getting ready to expire and my office is in the process preparing a follow-on requirement that is currently performing by an ANC. I wasn?t sure if we can go back to the ANC as a sole source or do we have to process as a full and open competition. It appears to be we could go back to the incumbent contractor who is an ANC, but wasn?t sure. Does 8(a) program time limits of 9 years applicable to this scenario?

Please enlighten me.

Thank you.

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If anyone has experience on renewing a contract that was previously awarded to an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) under 8(a), please share your experience with me. My office currently has a contract with an ANC for base operations including O&M support and logistics. The contract is getting ready to expire and my office is in the process preparing a follow-on requirement that is currently performing by an ANC. I wasn?t sure if we can go back to the ANC as a sole source or do we have to process as a full and open competition. It appears to be we could go back to the incumbent contractor who is an ANC, but wasn?t sure. Does 8(a) program time limits of 9 years applicable to this scenario?

Please enlighten me.

Thank you.

The ANC firm would have to be approved by SBA IAW FAR 19.804-2.

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If anyone has experience on renewing a contract that was previously awarded to an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) under 8(a), please share your experience with me. My office currently has a contract with an ANC for base operations including O&M support and logistics. The contract is getting ready to expire and my office is in the process preparing a follow-on requirement that is currently performing by an ANC. I wasn?t sure if we can go back to the ANC as a sole source or do we have to process as a full and open competition. It appears to be we could go back to the incumbent contractor who is an ANC, but wasn?t sure. Does 8(a) program time limits of 9 years applicable to this scenario?

Please enlighten me.

Thank you.

If the ANC firm is still a certified eligible 8(a), you should be able to award a sole source contract to it. See 19.805 (B) (2). I suggest you have your Small Business Specialist contact SBA to assure there will be no problems.

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19.805 -- Competitive 8(a).

19.805-1 -- General.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (B) of this subsection, an acquisition offered to the SBA under the 8(a) Program shall be awarded on the basis of competition limited to eligible 8(a)firms if --

(1) There is a reasonable expectation that at least two eligible and responsible 8(a) firms will submit offers and that award can be made at a fair market price; and

(2) The anticipated total value of the contract, including options, will exceed $5.5 million for acquisitions assigned manufacturing North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and $3.5 million for all other acquisitions.

(B) Where an acquisition exceeds the competitive threshold, the SBA may accept the requirement for a sole source 8(a) award if --

(1) There is not a reasonable expectation that at least two eligible and responsible 8(a) firms will submit offers at a fair market price; or

(2) SBA accepts the requirement on behalf of a concern owned by an Indian tribe or an Alaska Native Corporation.

? A proposed 8(a) requirement with an estimated value exceeding the applicable competitive threshold amount shall not be divided into several requirements for lesser amounts in order to use 8(a) sole source procedures for award to a single firm.

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If the ANC firm is still a certified eligible 8(a), you should be able to award a sole source contract to it. See 19.805 (B) (2). I suggest you have your Small Business Specialist contact SBA to assure there will be no problems.

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19.805 -- Competitive 8(a).

19.805-1 -- General.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (B) of this subsection, an acquisition offered to the SBA under the 8(a) Program shall be awarded on the basis of competition limited to eligible 8(a)firms if --

(1) There is a reasonable expectation that at least two eligible and responsible 8(a) firms will submit offers and that award can be made at a fair market price; and

(2) The anticipated total value of the contract, including options, will exceed $5.5 million for acquisitions assigned manufacturing North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and $3.5 million for all other acquisitions.

(B) Where an acquisition exceeds the competitive threshold, the SBA may accept the requirement for a sole source 8(a) award if --

(1) There is not a reasonable expectation that at least two eligible and responsible 8(a) firms will submit offers at a fair market price; or

(2) SBA accepts the requirement on behalf of a concern owned by an Indian tribe or an Alaska Native Corporation.

? A proposed 8(a) requirement with an estimated value exceeding the applicable competitive threshold amount shall not be divided into several requirements for lesser amounts in order to use 8(a) sole source procedures for award to a single firm.

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It seems to me that the appropriate reference in this case is FAR 19.804-4. The advice to contact SBA about their acceptance of the repeat requirement into the Program is a must prior to starting the process to do as a 8(a) again.

19.804-4 Repetitive acquisitions.

In order for repetitive acquisitions to be awarded through the 8(a) Program, there must be separate offers and acceptances. This allows the SBA to determine?

(a) Whether the requirement should be a competitive 8(a) award;

(B) A nominated firm?s eligibility, whether or not it is the same firm that performed the previous contract;

© The effect that contract award would have on the equitable distribution of 8(a) contracts; and

(d) Whether the requirement should continue under the 8(a) Program.

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If anyone has experience on renewing a contract that was previously awarded to an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) under 8(a), please share your experience with me. My office currently has a contract with an ANC for base operations including O&M support and logistics. The contract is getting ready to expire and my office is in the process preparing a follow-on requirement that is currently performing by an ANC. I wasn?t sure if we can go back to the ANC as a sole source or do we have to process as a full and open competition. It appears to be we could go back to the incumbent contractor who is an ANC, but wasn?t sure. Does 8(a) program time limits of 9 years applicable to this scenario?

Please enlighten me.

Thank you.

I had a contract very similar to the one you describe with an ANC. The rules aren't quite the same as for 8(a). ANC's don't graduate like 8(a)'s and there is no time limit on their status. Check out the regulations that allow for contracting to ANC's. They aren't well addressed in FAR.

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