Alaksa Native Corporations -- More
An Alaska native corporation criticized in a federal review for playing loose with procurement set-asides has hired a new president.
FrederickNewsPost.com reporter Justin M. Palk said that Goldbelt Raven, one of two ANCs under examination by the IG at the Small Business Administration, is scrambling to keep its contract for research and development support services at Fort Detrick.
Government Inc. had this last week:
"The two ANCs in question came on strong over the last several years, securing federal work worth up to $833 million contracts, much of it without any competition. Many of you already know that ANCs -- established three decades ago to help economic development in Alaska and settle native land claims to the federal government -- can win sole-source contracts of any amount."
Here's the story that ran in the Post.
Just FYI: ANCs sound arcane. They're not. They offer extraordinary procurement shortcuts and a chance to help disadvantaged people in Alaska -- and the opportunity for contracting mischief in Washington.
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Posted by: Jimmy Johnson | August 26, 2008 3:30 AM
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