Corporations Concerned About New Government Contracting Rule

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

“Chilling affect” was a phrase heard over and over again at a conference on 8A contracting that wrapped up Thursday in downtown Anchorage. Under the small business administration’s 8a law, Alaska Native Corporations have been able to go after no bid government contracts worth millions of dollars. But the corporations are worried about a new rule that will require government contracting officers to provide justification for no bid contracts over $20 million.

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