Alaska Native means a citizen of the United States who is a person one-fourth degree or more Alaskan Indian.
Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) means any Regional Corporation, Village Corporation, Urban Corporation, or Group Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Alaska in accordance with the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, as amended.
The ANC is one of many small business concerns that fall under the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program designed to assist eligible small disadvantaged business concerns compete in the American economy through business development. There is a ten page SBA Application Form that the Alaskan Native Corporation-Owned Concern must fill out and submit to SBA, once accepted into the program and the participant completes its nine year term under the 8(a) BD Program is deemed to graduate from the program.
Bona fide place of business for purposes of 8(a) construction procurements means a location where a participant regularly maintains an office that employs at least one full-time individual within the appropriate geographical boundary. The term does not include construction trailers or other temporary construction sites
Community Development Corporation (CDC) means a nonprofit organization responsible to residents of the area it serves which has received financial assistance under 42 U.S.C. 9805, et seq.
Early graduation SBA may graduate a firm from the 8(a) program prior to the expiration of its Program Term where SBA determines that that the Participant has demonstrated the ability to compete in the marketplace without assistance under the 8(a) BD program; or one or more of the disadvantaged owners upon whom the Participant's eligibility is based are no longer economically disadvantaged.
Indian Tribe means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community of Indians, including any ANC, which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians, or is recognized as such by the State in which the tribe, band, nation, group, or community resides.
Native Hawaiian means any individual whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii.
Native Hawaiian Organization means any community service organization serving Native Hawaiians in the State of Hawaii, which is a not-for-profit organization, chartered by the State of Hawaii, is controlled by Native Hawaiians, and whose business activities will principally benefit such Native Hawaiians.
Program Year means a 12-month period of an 8(a) Business Development participant’s program participation. The first program year begins on the date that the concern is certified to participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program and ends one year later.
Self-marketing of a requirement occurs when a participant identifies a requirement that has not been committed to the 8(a) Business Development Program and, through its marketing efforts, causes the procuring activity to offer that specific requirement to the 8(a) Business Development Program on the participant’s behalf.
Tribally owned concern means any concern at least 51 percent owned by an Indian tribe.
Unconditional ownership means ownership that is not subject to conditions precedent, conditions subsequent, executor agreements, voting trusts, restrictions on or assignments of voting rights, or other arrangements causing or potentially causing ownership benefits to go to another (other than after death or incapacity).
Competitive 8(a) acquisitions - The contracting officer may request an eligibility determination on as many as three of the most highly rated offerors. If competitive procedures are used, SBA’s concurrence in the negotiated price is not required.
Sole Source (under $5M assigned manufacturing NAICS codes and $3M for all other acquisitions) – The contracting officer is responsible for initiating negotiations directly with the 8(a) contractor. The contractor is responsible for negotiating within the time established by the contracting officer. If the contractor does not negotiate within the given timeframe and additional time cannot be allowed, the contracting officer may proceed with the acquisition from other sources after notifying the SBA. Sole source dollar limitations do not apply to Native Hawaiian Organization, Alaskan Native Corporation, and tribally owned concerns.
Requirements of 8(a) contractors - During the transitional stage of the 8(a) Program, a participant must achieve certain targets of non-8 (a) contract revenue from other than sole source or competitive 8(a) contracts. These targets are called non-8 (a) business activity targets and are expressed as a percentage of total revenue.
Competition Waiver - A competition waiver may be obtained when the contracting officer determines that there is not a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible 8(a) firms will submit offers at a fair market price; or SBA accepts the requirement on behalf of a concern owned by an Indian tribe, Alaskan Native Corporation or a Native Hawaiian Organization.