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.