About ‘Eo Na Pūnāwai

‘Eo Na Pūnāwai, is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO), in accordance with SBA rules and guidelines.  There are three different procurement areas in Native American Organizations have special rights.

  1. Special Rights Under the SBA 8(a) Program. - Tribal and ANC 8(a) firms are eligible to receive sole source 8(a) contracts regardless of dollar size, with no upper limit, while all other 8(a) firms may not receive sole source contracts in excess of $3 million for services and $5 million for manufacturing.

  2. Special Rights Under the A-76 Program - The A-76 program (“A-76" refers to the number of the implementing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular) imposes a long and cumbersome procedure for any government facility that wishes to contract out (i.e., outsource) an activity that employs ten or more civilian government employees. (The average A-76 study takes 23 months.) Language in the Defense Appropriations Act 3 provides that a command does not have to go through the A-76 process but may do a direct conversion of that function to a private contractor, regardless of the number of civilian employees, if the command contracts with a firm that is 51% or more Native American owned, so long as the conversion is cost-effective.

  3. The 5% Subcontracting Bonus - Pursuant to statutory language and implementing regulations, a DOD contractor that subcontracts with a firm that is 51% or more Native American owned is entitled to receive a bonus equal to 5% of the amount of the subcontract award.

Under these rules ‘Eo Na Pūnāwai can be contracted directly by the federal government or, if it owns 51% of an SBA certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business, that business falls under the guidelines that allow it to receive special treatment for federal contracts.  Our personnel can provide marketing assistance, administrative support as well as technical assistance in some specific fields. 

SBA 8(a) Organizations controlled by ‘Eo Na Pūnāwai.

Kokua Support Services - See http://www.ksscorp.com/. [F1] 

‘Eo Na Pūnāwai has acquired controlling shares of  Kokua Support Services which specializes in service support, all types, for federal Agencies As an NHO owned 8(a) it is capable of taking the lead on federal procurements where requirements are set aside for NHO or 8(a) business.  Kokua Support Services is also capable of operating as the sole contractor providing services to  federal Agencies.  It has experienced significant growth since being acquired by ‘Eo Na Pūnāwai.

‘Eo Na Pūnāwai is actively pursuing additional SBA 8(A) companies that are having a difficult time in growing their business,

‘Eo Na Pūnāwai

Main Office : 711 No. Nimitz Hwy. Honolulu, HI 96817 

Phone 808-522-5959 Fax 808-522-5222

email fritz@punawai.net

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