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Alaska Native Corporations have the primary responsibility for promoting economic development in their communities. On the premise that it is both appropriate and necessary to use the Federal government’s massive procurement activity to help jump-start Native economies, Congress has given Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) unique rights in the Federal procurement process.
Absence of a Sole Source Dollar Threshold - 13 C.F.R. 124.506(b):

The 5% Subcontracting Bonus– DFAR 252.226-7001:

A DOD contractor that subcontracts with a firm that is 51% or more Native American owned is entitled to receive a bonus equal to 5% of the amount of the subcontract award. While this provision is theoretically available to all agencies, Congress has provided appropriations to implement it only to DOD, which, after some initial resistance, has initiated it fully (out of the DOD Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization). Defense Appropriations Acts provided $11 million to this program in FY 2005. DFAR states: (f)(1) The Contractor, on its own behalf or on behalf of a subcontractor at any tier, may request an incentive payment in accordance with this clause.