33-B Arroyo Cuyamungue
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Super 8(a) Contract Process

The Nambé Pueblo Holding Company (NPHC) is a federally chartered tribal business corporation approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program,

as authorized by Section 17 of the Indian Reorganization Act.


The corporation has Small Disadvantaged Business and HUB Zone Status.


The company is owned and operated by the Pueblo of Nambé and has a SBA 8(a) status.

SBA Perspective

The federal government buys in excess of $600 billion dollars in goods and services each year. Government-wide procurement goals help define another aspect of the 8(a) program. Such goals establish procurement targets for agencies that benefit small disadvantaged businesses and other small firms. SBA personnel, specifically Procurement Center Representatives, work closely with government and private organizations to identify procurement opportunities for small businesses and to help target specific acquisitions for 8(a) participating firms. In addition, government policy and SBA staff encourage federal agencies to meet or exceed annual small business procurement goals. The current government-wide goal for prime and subcontracts to small disadvantaged businesses is 5%. Overall, however, the government-wide small business goal for all prime contracts is 23%. Other government-wide procurement goals include: 5 percent of prime and subcontracts for womenowned small businesses; 3 percent of prime and subcontracts for Hubzone businesses and 3 percent of prime and subcontracts for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

Practical Procurement

Standard vs. Super 8(a) Procurement


Step by Step Process

The process is simple:

1) contact the Federal Agency’s Contracting Officer;

2) present Service or Product (s) required;

3) Contract Officer verifies Nambé's "Good Standing" with our SBA Representative, Joshua Baca;

4) orchestrate the award of the Contract to “US”. 


  • As required a BIA Contract Specialist and/or Contract Officers Representative could be appointed to assist “US” to facilitate all aspects of the process which is streamlined for our benefit under SBA and Federal guidelines. This process eliminates bureaucratic red tape of the (GSA) General Services Administration procurement system, but we still have the advantages of the GSA Schedule and NAICS. (expedited for our benefit)