01 | Introduction

Our Owners

Each company within ASRC Industrial is ultimately wholly-owned and controlled by the approximately 13,000 Iñupiat Eskimo shareholders our parent company Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC). ASRC was formed pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1972. When you contract with ASRC Industrial, you are investing in 13,000 minority and economically disadvantaged persons, each of whom is an owner of our company.

Introduction
02 | Certifications

Advantages of Working with Us

Ownership of ASRC Industrial by ASRC conveys unique attributes to its operating subsidiaries related to federal procurements. Our companies have a set of non-financial tools including Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), evergreen small business status for federal subcontractor purposes, the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) that can help customers meet their diversity goals in both commercial and government settings.

MBE Certification

Because our shareholders are Alaska Natives, all our for-profit entities may be certified as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise. This type of certification looks to the ownership of the business and is awarded to minority-owned businesses.

  • Omega
  • Arctic Pipe Inspection
  • Arctic Testing Inspection
  • Brad Cole Construction
  • D. Zelinsky & Sons
  • D2 Industrial Services
  • DACA Specialty Services
  • Environmental Quality Management
  • F.D. Thomas
  • Hudspeth
  • K2 Industrial Services
  • Mansfield Industrial
  • Mavo Systems
  • National Environmental Group
  • Niles Construction Services, Inc.
  • Petrochem
  • RSI Entech, LLC
  • US Coatings
“Small and disadvantaged business”

Under the language of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, all AIS subsidiaries are “small and disadvantaged”. We self-certify as “small and disadvantaged” on the entity’s SAM.gov profile.

“Small business” or SBE Certification

At the federal level (SBA), and at the local level, the reviewing body looks at the entity’s size to see if it is small within its NAICS code. At the federal level, a formal letter of determination is issued. At the local level, a certificate is issued.

  • D. Zelinsky & Sons
  • Mavo Systems
DBE Certification

ASRC Industrial is eligible to participate in the Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, a certification awarded to small and disadvantaged business. Although Alaska Native Corporations (ANC) and the entities they own are considered “small and disadvantaged businesses”under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), the DBE Certification is a program managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration with specific standards. In order to be considered small, the SBA looks to the applicant entity’s NAICS code and the size standards thresholds. In order to be considered disadvantaged, the applicant entity must prove they are socially and economically disadvantaged within the meaning of DOT regulations. The socially and economically disadvantaged owners must also exercise control over the business.

  • Brad Cole Construction
  • D. Zelinsky & Sons
  • D2 Industrial Services
  • F.D. Thomas
  • Hudspeth
  • Mavo Systems
  • National Environmental Group
  • Niles Construction Services, Inc.
8(a) Certification

ASRC Industrial is eligible to participate in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program. This is a business assistance program designed to help small disadvantaged businesses. Similar to the DBE, the applicant entity must be “small” within its NAICS code, and it must be owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged owners who are American citizens. Benefits of 8(a) certification include eligibility for assistance in obtaining access to surplus government property and supplies, SBA-guaranteed loans, bonding assistance for being involved in the program, and receiving sole-source contracts (up to a $22M without Justification and Approval). ANC 8(a)s may be sole-sourced on Federal contracts of any size. Unlike other 8(a)s, ANCs are not subject to the $3.5M cap on sole sources (Per 13 CFR 124.506(b)) and these awards cannot be protested (13 C.F.R. 124.517(a)). Additionally, Department of Defense (DoD) Contractors who offer subcontracts to ANC 8(a) firms receive 5% of the total value of the subcontract as an incentive per Section 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. § 1544). This is a nine-year program that entails a lot of guidance and checking-in with the SBA. The first four years of the program are considered the “developmental stage”, and the last five years the “transitional stage”.

  • Entech Advantage
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