Suh’dutsing Telecom is a Tribally-owned 8(a) Small Disadvantaged business. What follows is a list of the programs STL participates in:
- The 8(a) program, developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), allows socially and economically disadvantaged firms with expert capabilities equal access to business opportunities. The SBA enters into contracts with federal procuring agencies as the prime contractor, subcontracting the actual performance of the work to 8(a) companies. The 8(a) procurement cycle is significantly faster than any other means of contracting.
- Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs) are at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual or individuals. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Subcontinent Asian Americans, and Native Americans are presumed to qualify.
- The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Indian Incentive Program (IIP) is a Congressionally sponsored program that provides a 5% rebate back to the prime contractor on the total amount subcontracted to an Indian-Owned Economic Enterprise or Indian Organization. Through the generation of subcontracts to the above mentioned entities, the IIP fulfills its purpose as an economic multiplier for Native American communities.
- U.S. General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70, an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, offering a comprehensive array of IT products, services, and solutions. IT Schedule 70 is the largest procurement vehicle and the most widely used acquisition offering in the federal government.