Who We Are
Doyon Government Group
Doyon Government Group (DGG) is comprised of a family of companies – both large and small businesses – with 8(a), small and disadvantaged business (SDB) set aside certifications and extensive in-house resources. We offer a full range of domestic and international construction, security, information technology and program support services to federal, state and local government agencies and commercial entities.
DGG is a subsidiary of Doyon, Limited, an Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) headquartered in Fairbanks, Alaska. Established under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), Doyon is the largest private landowner in Alaska, with more than 12.5 million acres allocated to the corporation under ANCSA. Doyon operates a diverse Family of Companies and has built a strong reputation for innovation and technical expertise.
Prime Contracting Advantages
SBA 8(a) Status
Several Doyon Government Group entities have been participants, and one is currently a participant in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development program, which was enacted in 1958 to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the Federal marketplace.
Benefits of working with a Native 8(a) business include:
- Native participation within the 8(a) Business Development Program encourages federal agencies to contract with and help Native businesses grow, because those businesses have been found to be both economically and socially disadvantaged entities.
- Native 8(a) businesses are community-based (as opposed to individually-based) and owned by native people. Revenue and profits from work performed support important educational and elder programs.
- Native 8(a) businesses are working as U.S. Congress intended, creating economic opportunities and social benefits for entire communities of Native peoples.
- Participation by Native businesses in the 8(a) program has helped Native communities develop their own business tools and become active participants in the US economy across all states.
- Contracts awarded to Native businesses provide good jobs for Americans in virtually every state.
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.219-9
Several DGG entities are considered Small, or Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB). This can be an advantage to you as a Prime Contractor in your small business subcontracting goals. Under FAR 52.219-9 Small Business Subcontracting Plan (d)(1)(l), “Subcontracts awarded to an … Indian tribe shall be counted towards the subcontracting goals for small business and small disadvantaged business (SDB) concerns, regardless of the size or Small Business Administration certification status…”
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.226-7001
Prime contractors on Department of Defense (DOD) contracts can gain an economic advantage through the Indian Incentive Program (IIP) by subcontracting with DGG entities. Under DFARS clause 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations and Indian Owned Economic Enterprises, DOD Prime Contractors with subcontracts to selected DGG entities are eligible for incentive payments under the program.