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As an ANC we offer a unique, flexible, and streamlined procurement option to our government customers


Contract Vehicles


ANC Direct Award

As an ANC 8(a), KSS can be awarded a direct award contract award for up $22 million for 5 years.

Available through all SBA-certified 8(a) subsidiaries within the Koniag, Inc. Family of Companies, direct award contracting with Koniag provides the Government with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provisioned methods to maximize performance flexibility, mission continuity, and small business goal achievement.

Key Direct Award Advantages

  • A significantly accelerated procurement timeline, without the disruptions and delays resulting from complex evaluations and resulting protests

  • Flexibility and reliability through direct negotiations per 13 CFR 124.503, competitive threshold exemptions per 48 CFR 19.805-1, and common management and administrative services between all Koniag subsidiaries

  • Elimination of pre-award schedule risk due to the non-protestable nature of ANC direct award procurements per 13 CFR 124.517

  • ANCs – unlike other 8(a) companies – provide the Government with a virtually unlimited sole source ceiling per 48 CFR 6.303-1

Why an Alaska Native Corporation?

  • The ceiling for direct award contract awards to a non-ANC 8(a) company is limited to $4M for non-manufacturing and $6.5M for manufacturing contracts

  • The Government may award direct award contracts to ANC 8(a) companies up to $22M without Justification and Approval (J&A) and more than $22M with J&A, offering an unlimited threshold

 Accelerated Procurement Timeline

Measured in weeks rather than months, an ANC direct award procurement provides the Government with Koniag’s high-quality and CPARS-demonstrated performance six times faster than a standard procurement. With open discussions across the procurement process immediately following SBA approval, we offer the ability and expertise to help tailor pre-award requirements for our customers to best achieve their desired post-award outcomes.


 Implementation Flexibility & Performance Reliability

ANC direct award procurements provide the Government with numerous advantages in creating agile and scalable contracting solutions by allowing open discussions and direct negotiations at any phase of procurement following SBA approval. Additionally, only tribally-owned corporations such as ANCs can offer direct award procurements protected from protests.

KSS brings high-quality performance and reliable services to the U.S. Federal, State, and Local contracting marketplace. 


Other Contracting Options may be available to meet your requirements. Please contact info@koniagss.com for more information.