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GPSItek receives Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) 8(a) status

McLean, VA, June 4, 2020 – GPSItek, a joint venture of GPSI Guam and OBXtek, received Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) 8(a) status. The 8(a) Business Development program, which is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), was created to provide support to small, disadvantaged businesses, particularly with gaining access to the federal marketplace.

“Our ultimate mission is to serve our communities and the profits generated will be dispersed to our NHO firm, the Kina’ole Foundation,” said Frankie Dumanal, GPSI Guam President. “The Foundation's mission is to educate, advance and promote economic development for the people of Hawaii through educational and business development activities and programs.”

As a NHO 8(a), GPSItek offers several advantages, including the ability to receive directed, sole source, non-competed contract awards from Federal agencies. This includes the ability to receive Department of Defense (DoD) sole-source contracts up to $100M without the requirement for a Justification and Approval (J&A). GPSItek offers significant time and cost savings to the government’s contracting process.

About GPSItek
GPSItek provides logistics, project management, and IT services to the U.S. government. As a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO), GPSItek offers the ability to receive directed, sole source, non-competed contract awards from federal agencies.

GPSItek is an authorized and approved U.S. Small Business Administration Joint Venture through the All Small Mentor Protégé Program (ASMPP). GPSItek brings together GPSI Guam (Protégé), a Guam-based SBA 8(a) and HUBZone certified Small Business, and OBXtek (Mentor), a Veteran-Owned relationship-driven information technology and diversified professional services company headquartered in McLean, VA. For more information, visit