>The average time frame for receipt of the 5% rebate depends on many factors including availability of FY funds, number of requests awaiting funds before yours, incomplete requests (requests lacking Indian-Ownership documentation, tribal affiliation, invoice summary sheet, etc.), and other factors. Due to the recent popularity of the program, it is probable that there will be an extensive wait between request submittal and payment.
All complete and eligible IIP requests not funded in the fiscal year that they were submitted will be rolled over to the next fiscal year.
No. Rebate requests that arrive in the OSBP office are processed on a first-come first-served basis. Incomplete requests will not be processed until all required documentation is received.
The Prime may request the insertion of DFAR Clause 252.226-7001 and file for the incentive payment any time during the life of the contract. The present 5% rebate program started in FY97. Claims may go back to that period if the contract is open and performance is being made by the Prime. Once the contract is closed, the claim cannot be filed.
If you are a business owner, you must be a member of a federally recognized Native American tribe, as listed in Federal Register: August 11, 2009 (Volume 74, #153, Notices), a "Native" as defined by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 USC 1602(b), or Native Hawaiian as defined by 25 USC 4221, Sec 9. You must possess 51% of more ownership of the firm. If there is more than one owner, each eligible Native American/Alaskan/Hawaiian, in combination, must equal 51% or more ownership. If the firm is owned and controlled by a tribe or a native village or native group (including corporations organized by Kenai, Juneau, Sitka, and Kodiak), the "Indian" or "Native" entity must be recognized by the Federal Government as eligible for services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in accordance with 25 USC 1452(c).
You should first research potential contractors. You may want to explore research methods for doing business with the Department of Defense. Research current DoD Prime Contractors that might make a good match for your products and services. See recent Contractors who have participated in the Indian Incentive Program. Market your firm well. Be sure to plan ahead and have your certification documents ready (federally recognized tribal /Native Alaskan affiliation and proof of 51% ownership) to submit to your Prime.