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As a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned 8(a), Soft Power Solutions, LLC (SPS) offers significant contracting efficiencies, defined by law and regulation, to help Department of Defense (DoD) agencies resolve urgent and dynamic requirements. Through our ability to receive sole-source contracts above the 8(a) ceiling, SPS offers significant time and cost effectiveness to the government’s contracting process. Coupled with the ingenuity and agility associated with small firms, NHO 8(a)s, such as SPS, have proven to be attractive vendors and business partners

Applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations

 No Sole Source Dollar Threshold - 13CFR124.506(b)(2).  The DoD may award a direct award 8(a) contract to a concern owned and controlled by an NHO where the anticipated value of the procurement exceeds the applicable competitive thresholds if the SBA has not already accepted this requirement into the 8(a) BD program as a competitive procurement. NHOs provide a unique competitive advantage in being able to receive DoD direct awards of any size. This decreases time and cost in the procurement process, and allows clients to work one on one with firms to ensure the needs of the government are met.

A Non-Protestable Sole Source Award -13CFR124.517(a). The eligibility of a Participant (NHO owned 8(a)) for a sole source or competitive 8(a) requirement may not be challenged by another Participant or any other party either to SBA or any administrative forum as part of a bid or other contract protest.

The 5% Subcontracting Bonus- DFARS 252.226-7001. A DoD contractor who subcontracts with a firm that is 51% Native Hawaiian owned and recognized Native Hawaiian as defined by 25 USC 422(9) is entitled to receive an incentive payment equal to 5% of the amount of the subcontract award.

Economically Disadvantaged - 13CFR124.110(c).  An NHO that meets the requirements set forth in paragraph (c)(1) & (c)(2) of this section is deemed economically disadvantaged.

Contracting with Soft Power Solutions, LLC

 Contracting with SPS is faster and less costly than traditional procurement methods.  This process facilitates the ability to negotiate a fair and reasonable price in less time and fewer uncertainties than competitive bidding processes.

Basic Steps:

  1. 1. Develop a Statement of Work
  2. 2. Contact the SBA for acceptance of SPS direct award
  3. 3. Prepare an RFP and issue to SPS as an NHO owned 8(a)
  4. 4. SPS submits a proposal in response to the RFP
  5. 5. Negotiate contract and award to SPS

Ultimate Purpose:  Serve our Communities

What makes NHOs most unique is that our ultimate mission is to serve our communities. Profits generated by the SPS are dispersed to our parent NHO firm, the Hawaii-Pacific Foundation (HPF).  HPF is a non-profit public charity under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Our specific NHO activities include support of Hawaii’s youth through Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education programs, Disaster Management / Community Resilience outreach and societal enhancement technologies.

Contact Information

Contracting: SPS is an SBA Certified 8(a), Federally recognized Native American entity, Native Hawaiian Organization Owned firm with an active/current SAM registration.
DUNS: 829676241| CAGE Code: 5C920

SBA Business Opportunity Specialist Contact: SBA Case# 304442
Richmond District Office, US Small Business Administration
400 N. 8th Street, Suite 1150
Richmond, Virginia 23219 | Office: 804-253-8134 (Office) | 202-481-2543 (Fax)

SPS Contact: Stacy Hunter | Vice President, Contracts and Proposals | Office: 703.661.9454 | Mobile: 540.836.8538