Who We Are
Unalakleet Investments, LLC is an Alaska Native Corporation owned, SBA 8(a) certified, small disadvantaged business that provides a broad spectrum of capabilities for the Federal Government. Our company strives to succeed to provide revenue and potentially jobs for the people of Unalakleet, Alaska. We practice a value based business culture, rooted in the Unalakleet people we represent that strives to provide true solutions for our customer’s most pressing needs. Our team brings an integrated approach to managing projects and contracts, especially those with unique or challenging procurement or logistical needs.
We understand the unique aspects of our customers need and services in: facility management, technology & integrating systems, security services and project management. Unalakleet takes pride in keeping an open mind and collaborating with our partners and customers to make the best solution possible in every and any situation. The past three years being an 8(a) certified company, Unalakleet Investments, LLC has expanded its capabilities to focus at large on work for organizations including, the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and Department of Defense with a concentration on emerging initiative technology. Our knowledgeable team and trusted partners with past performances pertaining to these organization has given our approach to federal contracting the necessary skills and tools to be successful.
Alaskan Native Corporation
Economically Disadvantaged – 13 C.F.R. 124.109(a)(2)
(2) An ANC that meets the requirements set forth in paragraph (a)(1) of this section is deemed economically disadvantaged under 43 U.S.C. 1626(e), and need not establish economic disadvantage as required by paragraph (b)(2) of this section.
Special Rights Under the A-76 Program
The A-76 program (“A-76” refers to the number of the implementing Office of Management and Budget imposes a long and cumbersome procedure for any government facility that wishes to contract out (i.e., outsource) an activity that employs ten or more civilian government employees. (The average A-76 study takes 23 months.) One of the few options open to a DOD command, service or agency that wants to contract out a function but avoid the cumbersome A-76 process is to award the contract to a tribal or ANC 8(a) firm.
Special Status of 8(a) Subsidiaries Owned by Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs)
Unalakleet Investments, LLC is the federal government contracting division of Unalakleet Native Corporation (UNC), the Alaska Native Village Corporation of Unalakleet, Alaska. Unalakleet Investments is certified in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business Development Program. Unlike other 8(a) companies that are owned by individual business owners, Unalakleet Investments can receive sole source awards of any size that cannot be protested due to their status as ANC-owned companies. Agencies and government contractors can claim 100% Small Business numbers and Native American Set-Aside numbers when contracting with subsidiaries within UIC Government Services. Federal regulation citations for advantages contracting with an ANC are listed below:
Absence of a Sole-Source Dollar Threshold – 13 C.F.R. 124.506(b)
(b) SBA may award a sole source 8(a) contract to a Participant concern owned and controlled by an Indian tribe or an ANC where the anticipated value of the procurement exceeds the applicable competitive threshold if SBA has not accepted the requirement into the 8(a) BD program as a competitive procurement. There is no requirement that a procurement must be competed whenever possible before it can be accepted on a sole source basis for a tribally-owned or ANC- owned concern, but a procurement may not be removed from competition to award it to a tribally-owned or ANC-owned concern on a sole source basis
Non-Challenged 8(a) Sole Source Award-13 C.F.R. 124.517(a)
(a) The eligibility of a Participant for a sole source or competitive 8(a) requirement may not be challenged by another Participant or any other party, either to SBA or any administrative forum as part of a bid or other contract protest.
As a company we strive to implement innovative technology by joining efforts with other companies that hold similar values and goals as us. Unalakleet surrounds itself with hard working and trusted partners, to create a strong presence in the federal contracting industry.
Unalakleet investments is a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the Federal Market for the following:
Quanergy, BodyWorn, CrossMatch. In addition to being a Value Added Reseller, we are also the system integrator for Quanergy providing cradle to grave services, subject to but not limited to installation, operation and maintenance.
As teammates with WilliamsRDM in support of the START Sensor System, we are currently working on becoming a VAR and the systems integrator for Federal Operations. We are protégé and teammates to Sentrillion under the mentor protégé program which is currently in the process. We also support various programs and initiatives in support of the Department of Homeland Security.
In addition, we are part of a Joint Venture called Assured Point Solutions, an AWS Partner in support of Federal Initiatives.