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The U.S. government is the self-proclaimed largest customer in the world. Whether in quantities big or small, the federal government is required to consider buying from American small businesses. The Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program –known simply as the 8(a) Program– was designed to help create a more level playing field for disadvantaged small businesses to grow and prosper economically through preferential government contracting. In 1992, Congress identified Alaska Native Corporations as socially and economically disadvantaged, making them eligible to participate in the 8(a) Program.


Shee Atiká Enterprises is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shee Atiká Government Services, the government contracting holding line for the urban Alaska Native Corporation, Shee Atiká, Inc. Here are just a few benefits of working with an 8(a)-certified company like Shee Atiká Enterprises:

Special Exemptions

Special set of rules under certain programs

Exemption from Thresholds

Exempt from the competitive thresholds

Directly Negotiated Contracts

Government agency can directly award contracts

Sole Source Contracts

May be eligible for certain contracts without competitive bidding

No Protest of Awards

Challenges and bid protests are not allowed

SDB & Native Credits

Eligible to claim SDB and Native American credits

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