Native American Contractors Association Responds To Business Development Needs For Tribal Entities with Advancements In Technology

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Native American Contractors Association (NACA) is proud to announce the rollout of a new "Tribal Opportunities" feature to its state-of-the-art, cloud-based business development portal: the NACA Business Development (BD) Portal

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The new feature permits Tribes to have access to a unique cloud platform that allows them to post Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for tribal projects. On the contractor side, the feature allows skilled contractors to easily locate tribal procurements.

"This is a service that all Tribes should seriously consider. Historically, it has been difficult for Tribes to efficiently broadcast valuable tribal procurements to diverse groups of competent contractors," said Annette Hamilton, Ho-Chunk, Inc. Chief Operating Officer and NACA Board Chair.

The NACA BD Portal, in addition to serving as a clearinghouse for tribal procurements, is a source of valuable information about posted opportunities. With unsurpassed visibility, NACA staff will regularly announce newly posted opportunities followed by webinars designed to explain the opportunity in detail to interested parties.

NACA's Executive Director, Kevin Allis stated: "Utilizing the existing technology of the NACA BD Portal, the new Tribal Opportunities feature gives Tribes across the country the ability to post, and bid on, tribal projects with ease." 

The NACA BD Portal knocks down barriers to searching, finding and winning new tribal, federal and state government contracts for minority-owned businesses, including veteran and women-owned businesses.  In addition to making tribal projects more visible to qualified contractors, the portal is also designed to connect businesses, as they pursue tribal and federal contracts. The user-friendly tool, manages opportunities, facilitates strategic alliances and fosters outreach within the small business community.  The United States Black Chamber, Inc., and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently publicly endorsed NACA's BD Portal.

"Having one location to place, and find, tribal procurements is smart," said Chief Operating Officer of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, Kip Ritchie. "The important feature is a solution to a much needed service that Tribes have been seeking for years."

For more information on the NACA BD Portal, visit the NACA website at www.nativecontractors.org, or contact Kevin Allis (kevin@nativecontractors.org) or Benjamin Wells (ben@nativecontractors.org) at (202) 758-2676. 

Native American Contractors Association:  NACA is a national Native advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., and represents Tribal, Alaska Native Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations across the country. NACA seeks to protect the economic self-sufficiency of America's indigenous people that is enhanced through the participation of its members in the SBA 8(a) program. NACA's members represent and provide benefits for nearly 950,000 Tribal members, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

Contact: Ricki McCarroll
Email: ricki@nativecontractors.org
Phone: (202) 503-9169

SOURCE Native American Contractors Association



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