Tribal 8(a) Advantages

Coharie Tribal Development 8(a) Advantages

Coharie Tribal Development is in the process of obtaining an 8(a) certification through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. CTD will be able to offer clients significant contracting benefits that save time and money by accelerating the acquisition process with significant bonding capacity and financial stability.

Advantages of Working with a Tribally-Owned 8(a) Small Business/Coharie Tribal Development :

Sole-source contracting that eliminates the time and cost of market research, acquisition strategies, solicitation, proposal review, and contractor selection.
Sole-source contracting above the $4M threshold (13CFR §124.506(b)) Sole-source contracting up to $100M without justification and authorization
(13CFR §124.506(b)(5))
Awards that cannot be protested (13CFR §124.517(a))

Sole-Source Opportunities

As a tribally-owned 8(a) small business, Coharie Tribal Development will be exempt from the competitive $4 million sole-source contracting limit placed on other 8(a) certified small businesses. The exemption opens opportunities to negotiate sole-source contracts that maximize our client’s organizational benefits and meet their financial expectations. Sole-source contracting expedites delivery of the required services. This eliminates a costly and time-consuming full acquisition process for government contracting officers. Because a sole-source contract cannot be protested, Coharie Tribal Development’s experienced technical and management staff will begin performing the contracted services immediately.

Indian Incentive Program

The U.S. government provides a monetary benefit through its Indian Incentive Program (25 U.S.C. §1544) to eligible prime contractors for hiring Native American-owned companies like Coharie Tribal Development as subconsultants. The program:
Offers up to 5% of the amount paid to Coharie Tribal Development returned to the prime contractor after work is completed.
Requires authorization in the contract and Requires that the funds be expended.
Attempts to obtain help to restore the river lead nowhere and the work that needed to be done seemed too huge for the tribe’s abilities. Almost 20 years past. Now, the Coharie People have decided to bring their heart back. They are clearing their river, cleaning their river, and loving their river. Most importantly, they are exercising stewardship of their river.


The Buy Indian Act

The U.S. government gives the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) the authority to set aside procurement contracts for Indian-owned and controlled businesses through The Buy Indian Act (25 U.S.C. §47). The Buy Indian Act regulations are included in the Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulations (DIAR), part 1480. The National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other bureaus in the Department of the Interior, also may have the authority to set aside procurement contracts under this Act.
The Buy Indian regulations give preference, where authorized and applicable, to the hiring of Native American employees and purchasing of products, supplies and services from eligible Indian Economic Enterprises (IEE). Coharie Tribal Development will be an eligible Indian Economic Enterprise.