Request for Proposals – Court Assessments in Alaska-AVCP & California

As a courtesy notice, the below Request for Proposals are available on the Federal Business Opportunities website. Please note, they are advertised as 100% Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise Set-aside in accordance with the Buy Indian Act.

  • RFQ No. A16PS00308, closes 4/25/2016, BIA Office of Justice Services District IX (California) Tribal Court Assessments
  • RFQ No. A16PS00309, closes 4/25/2016, BIA Office of Justice Services District IX (California) Tribal Court Assessments
  • RFQ No. A16PS00310, closes 4/25/2016, BIA Office of Justice Services District IX (Alaska – AVCP) Tribal Court Assessment

Please direct all questions to the Contracting Officer listed on the solicitation.

CRS Reports — Additional Available Reports

We previously offered links to Congressional Research Service reports related to Indian law here.

Since then, we’ve located a few more:

Federal Taxation of Tribes and Indians (2007)

American Indian Education Programs (2007)

Religious Freedom Restoration Act (2006)

Small Business Administration Programs (2007)

Section 8(a) Business Development Program Consultation Meeting in AK

Indianz.com reports that the SBA has published a notice in the Federal Register on a tribal consultation meeting. Here’s the summary:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces that it is holding a tribal consultation meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska on the topic of the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program regulations. Testimony presented at this tribal consultation meeting will become part of the administrative record for SBA’s consideration when the Agency deliberates on approaches to changes in the regulations pertaining to the 8(a) BD program.

The Indigenous Law & Policy Center recently published a white paper on the importance and linkage of the Section 8(a) BD program to the federal trust responsibility. The paper can be downloaded here as well.