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Here’s this week’s roundup of federal contracting news, information and awards involving entities owned by federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native Corporations (ANC) and Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO), as well as Native-owned businesses.

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Ho-Chunk Construction Management Services Company, a federal contracting unit owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, was awarded a maximum-capacity $35 million contract on Sept. 7 for maintenance, repair, construction and design-build services to support the National Guard in the state of Iowa.  

Aleut Field Services was awarded a $17.5 million contract on Sept. 7 to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, management, supervision, tools, transportation and other incidental items to perform reroofing and roof repairs of buildings at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Aleut Field Services is owned by Aleut Federal LLC, a holding  company for federal subsidiaries of The Aleut Corporation, one of the 13 original Alaska Native corporations established under the Alaska Native Claims Settle Act (ANCSA) passed by the U.S. Congress in 1971.  

The Navy’s Strategic Weapons Facility-Atlantic awarded a $3 million firm-fixed price, sole-source, bridge contract on Sept. 1 to Springfield, Va.-based Bowhead Marine Support Services LLC.  Bowhead Marine is an Alaska Native 8(a) small disadvantaged business owned by the Barrow, Alaska-based Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation, an ANC that is one of Alaska’s largest companies. 

Kira Infrastructure was awarded a $7.3 million contract on Aug. 31 to provide custodial services at the Naval Hospital Complex in Beaufort, S.C. and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Kira Infrastructure is a business unit of Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation, a family of SBA 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies wholly-owned by one of the largest tribes in Alaska.

North Wind General Contractors LLC was awarded a $12.1 million contract on Aug. 30 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for construction services. North Wind, a small business firm that provides comprehensive construction services for commercial, military, and government customers, is part of a family of North Wind companies with common ownership under Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an ANC.

Alutiiq General Contractors LLC was awarded a $10.1 million modification to an existing contract for maintenance, repair, and minor construction on vehicle roads and airfields. The estimated completion date for the work is Aug. 31, 2025. Alutiiq General Contractors is a unit of Alutiiq, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Afognak Native Corporation.

Media Fusion LLC, a subsidiary of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, was awarded a $1.1 million contract on August. 25 to provide web design, graphic arts and publication support services for the North Carolina National Guard.

Redtown Technical Services, an 8(a) company owned by the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town in Wetumka, Okla., was awarded a $1 million contract to supply coordinate measuring machines and related training to the U.S. Army Contracting Command office of the Department of Defense.

[RELATED: Native Contracting Report: Aug. 28, 2023]

Cherokee Nation Environmental Solutions, a subsidiary of Cherokee Federal, was awarded a $4.7 million contract to remove, transport and dispose of hazardous waste from military installations in California, Oregon and Washington for the Department of Defense.

WWC Federal, a Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Owned firm formerly known as CeLeen, was awarded a $7.8 million contract on Aug. 29 for intelligence analysis services in support of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. The firm-fixed price contract is for one base period and several option periods over the next five years.

The Blackledge Group was awarded a $16.8 million contract by the Army Contracting Command Detroit Arsenal. Blackledge Group, an environmental contractor based in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) certified 8(a) small disadvantaged business.

Old Harbor Solutions LLC was awarded a $4.9 million contract on Aug. 29 to provide gunsmith services to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  Old Harbor, an 8(a) certified small disadvantaged business, is a subsidiary of Three Saints Bay, LLC, which is owned by Old Harbor Native Corporation, an Alaska Native corporation.

Eagle Harbor LLC, another subsidiary of Three Saints Bay LLC, was awarded a $21.9 million contract on August 30 to provide configuration and maintenance management services to the Coast Guard’s Aviation Logistics Center.

The Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility-Stennis LLC was awarded a $6.8 million contract to provide support activities and aircraft maintenance for the Virginia Army National Guard. The contract is for a one-year period with four, one-year option periods. Tyonek Services, an 8(a) subsidiary of Anchorage-based Tyonek Native Corporation, was created after the 2016 acquisition of Selex Galileo’s Avionics System Integration (ASI) facility in Stennis, Mississippi.

Ahtna Marine & Construction Company (AMCC) was awarded a $2.2 million contract on Aug. 23 to provide civil engineering services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District. AMCC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ahtna Incorporated, is a Florida-based dredging and civil construction firm specializing in hydraulic and mechanical dredging in lakes, ports, rivers, canals, inlets and other navigable waterways, as well as beach renourishment, shoreline protection, wetland construction, and environmental clean-up and maintenance.

Ahtna Global LLC, a unit of Ahtna Inc. was awarded a $2.8 million contract on Aug. 18 to supply telecommunications support services to the National Guard Readiness Center.

Chippewa Government Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Sault Tribe Inc., has been awarded a $24.1 million contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a story the tribe’s newspaper. The contract calls for Chippewa Government Solutions to support critical efforts to detect, treat, prevent, and respond to seasonal and novel influenza viruses. 

Baker Engineering LLC, a 100% Tribally-owned unit of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi’s Waséyabek Development Company, LLC, said in a social media post it secured a 5-year contract worth up to $7 million to provide manufactured components for the Army's next-generation helmet. Separately, Baker said it was awarded a $1.1 million small-business innovation research (SBIR) grant from the Army’s Aviation and Missile Command. The SBIR grant will fund research and development of a lightweight, durable supercharged, two-stroke compression ignition engine named the Baker Heavy-Fuel Engine. 

Native Businesses

Albuquerque-based QA Engineering LLC, a Native American, Hispanic, Veteran-owned engineering, commissioning and construction firm was awarded an $8 million contract on Aug. 31 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The contract is for services related to the renovation of a New Mexico Army National Guard building at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Bernalillo County, N.M.

CCS King George 2 LLC, a Native American owned minority business based in Honolulu, was awarded a $14.5 million contract on Sept. 1 to provide waste management, custodial, grounds maintenance, environmental and other services at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Broken Arrow, Okla.-based Griffith Contracting LLC was awarded a $3.9 million contract on Sept. 6. The contract calls for the Native-owned, woman-owned and veteran-owned general contracting firm  to provide facility upgrades and site renovations at the OKC ARSR facility in Oklahoma City.

Anchorage-based general contractor Frawner Corporation, a 100% Native-owned firm, is one of five firms that will share in a $150 million contract announced on Sept. 6. The contract calls for construction, facility repair and alteration, and real property repair and alteration projects at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, that is expected to be completed by Sept. 5, 2028. 

This information is compiled from a variety of public sources including tribal, company and government websites as well as HigherGov, a privately-owned market intelligence platform.