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Tribal Advantages in Contracts

Clients can take advantage of numerous time- and money-saving benefits by contracting with a Cayuse company. All Cayuse companies are tribally owned by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), a federally recognized Indian tribe, and headquartered on reservation property near Pendleton, Oregon.

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SBA 8(a)

Tribal 8(a) firms like Cayuse are eligible to receive sole source 8(a) contracts regardless of dollar size with no upper limit.

Sole Source

Clients can contract with Cayuse faster, easier and more collaboratively through sole source contracts. We can work with you to help develop requirements that meet your needs, and then successfully execute those contracts without the hassle of traditional competitive bidding processes.

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Buy Indian Act

The Buy Indian Act is a law that authorizes the Department of the Interior, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the offices of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs to purchase supplies, services and certain kinds of construction from qualified Native American vendors (“Indian economic enterprises”). All Cayuse companies are eligible Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises. 

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The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Indian Incentive Program

Primes Receive 5% Rebate for Partnering with Cayuse on DOD contracts – When federal agency contractors and sub-tier contractors partner with an eligible enterprise such as Cayuse, they are eligible to a bonus of 5% the amount subcontracted via the Indian Incentive Program.

Many of the Cayuse companies hold certifications, including:

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certified

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Minority Business Enterprise Certified

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Utility Supplier Diversity Program –California Public Utility Commission

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ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company

SBA Tribal 8(a) and HubZone Certified

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