Recent changes in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 makes it possible to expedite your procurement requirements. The 2020 NDAA authorizes deviation of the approval certification levels, required under FAR 6.304.
The objective of the 2020 NDAA is to improve the efficiency, agility and accountability of the Pentagon, to Strengthen the Acquisition System and reform its business. Practical guidance to reduce the burden of competitive procurements is offered through the use of increased ceilings under 8(a) sole-source (Section 823).
This procurement opportunity applies to 8(a) businesses including entity-owned like Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations, or Community Development Corporations.
The advantages to you include:
- Fast turn around time: Awards in weeks as opposed to months.
- Simplified process: Government Agency Contracting Officers can apply to the SBA with an offer letter and a statement of work to leverage and expedite purchase of services while there is funding.
- Broader ability to meet your mission needs: Increases the 8(a) sole source procurement authority under FAR 6.303-1(b) of contracting officers to $100 million.
- Improved ability to achieve your goals: ANC 8(a)s may receive direct negotiated contracts regardless of dollar amount. (13 CFR 124.506(b))
- No Award Protest: The eligibility of a participant for a direct negotiated or competitive 8(a) requirements may not be challenged by another participant or any other party, either to SBA or any administrative forum as part of a bid or other contract protest. (3 CFR 124.517(a))
- SDB & Native American Credits: Federal agencies contracting to an ANC are able to claim Small Disadvantaged Business and Native American credits.
Take advantage of the opportunity to quickly fund your project with an 8(a) sole source and put the tools or services in the hands of the warfighter in record time.