As an American Indian Tribal (AIT) owned 8(a) certified company, AST has unique advantages for minority contracting. Tribally owned 8(a) companies are exempt from some of the restrictions applicable to non-tribal owned SBA 8(a) SDB’s. For SBA regulations setting out exceptions for tribal 8(a) enterprises, see 13 CFR 124.109. As shown in the FAR below AST is allowed to use past performance from all AQ Tribal Companies.
FAR 15.305(a)(iii)—Past Performance in Proposal Evaluation. An agency evaluation should take into account past performance information regarding predecessor companies, key personnel who have relevant experience, or subcontractors that will perform major or critical aspects of the requirement when such information is relevant to the instant acquisition. Interpretation: Proposal evaluation is to consider past performance of (1) predecessor companies, (2) key personnel relevant experience, or (3) team members and subcontractors with relevant experience.