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Federal Native American Contracting Lawyers and Consultants

When it comes to federal Native American contracting for goods and services, the procurement legal system can be intimidating. Many federal contractors understand that Super 8a participants have unique statutory rights such as rights to Native American sole-source contracts. Yet, many designated Native American 8a business entities have yet to secure a lucrative federal contract.

Frequently, when a specific case is reviewed by an experienced government contracts attorney, potential causes for the lacking business revenues become somewhat obvious. With certain approaches and balancing with the possibility of creating jobs and revenues for the Native American communities, some companies can improve their position in federal contracting. Waiting Until its Too Late Can Severely Impact the Company’s Revenues. Call our Federal Contract Attorneys and Consultants Today.

Experience Matters

The process begins with knowing how the procurement legal system works and using it to benefit your advantage. Understanding the unique rules and their limitations can point to any company in the right direction for acquiring more Native American government contracts. Operating as their own sovereign entities, there are several approaches to maximizing results in business development. Watson & Associates, LLC government contracts law firm understand the uniqueness and the hurdles that small businesses experience in the federal procurement marketplace. When it comes to government contracts litigation, our attorneys understand both sides of the case due to experience working for federal contracting agencies.

National Reach

With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, the federal government contract attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC takes a unique approach to Native American government contracting in the federal marketplace. We can represent clients regardless of their state. There arguably are some federal contracting agencies that are not quite experienced with the Super 8a Program and how to leverage the agency’s procurement needs under the program.

  • We understand the unique set of rules designated for Native American Tribes under the SBA regulations and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • As Native American lawyers for federal government contracting, we also realize that tribes still have a difficult time getting federal projects.
  • Most Super 8a contractors still have a difficult time developing the right business partnerships and staying in compliance with the various SBA regulations.
  • We look for long term relationships

Native American Sole Source Contracts, Teaming and Joint Venture Relationships

Native American contracting regulations offer very unique abilities to small businesses certified in the SBA (Program). However, there are SBA OHA cases where tribal 8(a) companies have been found to violate SBA affiliation rules. Although its difficult to protest Native American sole source contracts and other awards, tribal and ANC 8(a) companies can also develop certain policies and controls that would minimize adverse actions by the government.

FAR small business bid protest regulations COFC and GAO lawyersDevelop a unique approach to teaming and joint venture relationships. Native American 8a contractors, although aware of the various SBA regulations and FAR rules allowing for teaming and joint venturing, still do not maximize the potential for teaming and joint ventures.

Building Relationships With Native American Government Contractors

As government contract consultants and lawyers, Watson understands the need for non-Native American small businesses who want to build relationships with ANC and tribal entities. We help to bridge the gap. When it comes to Native American sole source contracts, some federal contracting agencies are still reluctant to award if they suspect performance risks without the proper teaming partners or subcontractor relationships. Let our federal contract experts help. Get a Free Initial Consultation Today.

Native American Contract Representation and Consulting Services

  • Procurement Litigation and Arbitration
  • Claims Preparation (Including CPARS)
  • Ethics Compliance in the 8a program 
  • False Claims Act Defense (FCA)
  • GSA Schedule and Commercial Item Contracts
  • Government Contract Terminations
  • Export Controls: ITAR, EAR, Sanctions
  • Business Development and Strategy for 8a contract opportunities
  • Intellectual Property Protection/Data Rights
  • Teaming Relationships and JV Vetting
  • Federal Government Investigations
  • Addressing SBA 8a Program Matters
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (Including Contract Novations)

How can we help: With law offices in Washington, DC and Colorado,  our Federal Native American contracting lawyers work with CEOs and executive management to assess their current business practices, revamp ineffective strategies and to develop future efforts based upon solid data.

Native American Government Contract Consulting Services

In addition to our vast practice areas, we offer assistance with:

  • Strategic business development and relationships for 8a contract opportunities
  • Serving as outside legal counsel for Native American contracting services
  • SBA 8a contracting regulations and small business compliance
  • Teaming arrangements and joint venturing
  • Positioning for Native American sole source contract benefits
  • Asset purchase sales and novations
  • FAR Compliance and statutory interpretation
  • Bid protests and Litigation
  • Small Business Administration (SBA 8a Program) and litigation at the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals

 Bid Protests,  8a Program Small Business Litigation, and Appeals


Although many large Native American contracting entities may have internal legal counsel, sometimes a favorable decision involving Native American contracting and receiving sole source contracts issues can surface from outside counsel that understand both the government’s position and the contractor’s position. At Watson, Native American attorneys our ANC 8a and Tribal government contract law lawyers frequently practice before courts such as the Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the SBA in size protest and affiliation disputes, and the various Boards of Contract Appeals.

Sometimes issues arise in protest against agency award and evaluation decisions where protestors are not aware of price preferences in full and open competition or the ability for Native tribes as government contractors to use special rules on teaming and subcontracting.

  • We serve as Intervenor attorneys for Native American contracting issues or bid protest lawyers for corporate contracting entities at all levels.

 Given the special regulations, some tribal entities, or Alaskan Native Corporations (ANC) may sometimes experience challenges to their qualifications in sole sourcing and small business set-asides. Our Native American lawyers for federal contracts can help.


 Given the increased level of contractor scrutiny, government agencies are more adept to investigate Native American 8a Program companies for compliance,  False Claims Act Violations, and procurement law violations. 

Our goal is to ensure that small businesses have the necessary FAR compliance and internal policies and controls that can minimize the impact from government investigations and audits.


 Develop adequate contract claims documents and improve your chances of getting paid early. Many federal contractors still have a difficult time getting paid for work performed. More cases also dismissed for failure to follow the rightful claims dispute regulations. Watson’s Native American attorneys can assist with:

  • Contract claims preparation and submission
  • Requests for Equitable Adjustments
  • Claims appeal after final contracting officer determination

Call Our Super 8a Native American Contracting Lawyers

To maximize small business 8a contract opportunities and resolve disputes about super 8a contracts, call the tribal and ANC 8a DC Native American attorneys for federal contracts at Watson & Associates, LLC today for use of our Native American contracting services. Call 202-827-9750 or 1-866-601-5518.