DoD Quick Reference Guide: Updated Guidance for Sole Source Contracts with 8(a) Businesses

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As part of the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress in December 2019, the Department of Defense is now able to issue sole-source contracts up to $100 million without a justification and approval (J&A) to qualifying tribally-owned 8(a) businesses, including certain Alaska Native Corporations. Previous law required a J&A for contracts greater than $22 million. Learn more about how this new law impacts DoD acquisition moving forward.

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Akima is more than one company. We are a portfolio of 8(a) companies, small businesses, and other operating organizations. We take pride in being both specialized and nimble — two qualities that allow us to respond quickly to our customers’ unique needs.