ANC contracting takes a hit

Alaska Native Corporations and tribally owned companies are seeing a steep drop in contract dollars so far in 2012,according to a Federal Times report. 

The value of contracts dropped from $4.4 billion in 2011 to $1.8 billion so far in 2012. The amount of sole-source, or non-competed contracts fell from $2.5 billion in 2011 to $587 million so far in 2012, Staff Writer Sarah Chacko wrote.

The report ties the drop in contracts to new rules pushed by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) that agencies justify sole-source contracts worth more than $20 million.

Reader Comments

Tue, Jul 17, 2012 PB

Perception that too many ANCs were simply pass throughs for other businesses and the ANCs weren't doing the work also hurt

Tue, Jul 17, 2012 Frank Matt Tucson, AZ

Changes are long over due when dealing with ANCs! FYI, agencies awarded ANCs $4.4 billion in contracts in 2011. About $2.5 billion of that — or 57 percent — was awarded through sole-source contracts valued at $20 million or more each, according to federal contract data. More changes need to be made!

Tue, Jul 17, 2012

Funny to read this, as DHS/USCG TEDSS contract, all three winners were ANCs. No other company won. And that's just one example.

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