As the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has ruled in favor of allowing the evaluation of experience to consider past performance information regarding affiliated companies, and FAR 15.305(a) (2) (iii) allows the evaluation to consider key personnel who have relevant experience, Stampede utilizes not just our own experience but that of sister companies. The performance of our sister companies is directly relevant to this effort because Paragon plans to use the resources of these companies on this contract in a meaningful manner when required.
Paragon and our sister companies have successfully negotiated numerous sole source contracts with our Government customers. Under 13 CFR 124.311(b), Alaska Native Corporation 8(a)s have unlimited sole source capability. Furthermore, FAR 19.805-1.2.b.2 stipulates that the $3M limit for 8(a) sole source contracts does not apply to Native American Tribes or Alaska Native Corporations and cannot be protested. This procurement method benefits all parties involved by streamlining the acquisition process as well as saving the Government time and money by not having to review numerous proposals and deal with delays caused by possible protests. Using our partnering methodology and fostering an “open book” relationship with our Government counterparts, the customer is guaranteed the ability to negotiate a fair and reasonable price, with none of the uncertainties associated with the competitive process alternative.
POP: 4/24/2019 to 4/23/2024 (with three 5-year options)