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ANC Numbers Down - Bittersweet, But Still Sweet

Posted By Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, LLC, Sunday, July 15, 2012
There should not be too many folks reading this who don't know my thoughts on the debacle created by the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens and the ridiculous government contracting latitudes imparted to a tiny segment of the government contracting community.
I'm not saying benefits were not and are not due to Alaskan Natives, but certainly they are not as deserving as our men and women who wear the uniform of our Nation's Armed Forces, leave their loved one's behind to protect our freedoms, and come home (those lucky enough) with physical and mental scars that will never heal.

It seems time's are changing and it's about time.

Sarah Chacko over at Federal Times reports the number of contracts awarded to Alaskan Native Corporations has apparently declined, sharply. Her article cites that agencies awarded ANCs $4.4 billion in contracts in FY11, $2.5 billion of it through sole-source contracts valued at $20 million or more. For FY12, ANCs have only seen $1.8 billion to date, with only $587 million in sole source contracts ($20 million or more) so far.

If the delta of those awarded dollars have stayed in the small business community, I'm happy, but if they have somehow escaped and been tacked onto contracts with the usual suspects, then not so much.
I guess we'll find out in the coming months.


The Chief Visionary


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Tags:  Alaskan Native  ANC  Claire McCaskill  contracts  ted stevens 

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