UIDA Business Services
A Native American Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Our mission is to develop and expand an American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of viable tribal and individual Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves reservation communities, by establishing business relationships between Indian enterprises and private industry.
Under the DoD/DLA agreement, UBS has provided American Indian and other Native American owned businesses and tribal enterprises with prime contract and subcontract opportunities with DoD, other federal, state, and local government agencies, and prime contractors. UBS seeks to extend its accomplishments to help more Native businesses on and off reservations to secure jobs in the defense and related industries, thereby decreasing unemployment and increasing the economies of the reservations serviced.
UBS continues to successfully operate the program along with three major DoD prime contractors supporting its efforts - Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon. Our record of accomplishments is based on hard work, ethical practices and intense commitment to the needs and values of Indian tribal and individually owned businesses.
United Indian Development Association (UIDA) was developed in 1969 and incorporated in 1970. UIDA is one of the foremost Indian Economic Development Specialists in the country and has worked with over 300 tribes since its inception in 1969.
Training courses have strengthened the managerial skills of over 2,700 tribal members, and permitted UIDA some unique insights into the depths and nature of tribal procurement needs. UIDA’s expertise in government procurement is unparalleled having been responsible for $92 million in procurement programs since 1969.
In 2002, the PTAC operated by UCG was transferred to UIDA Business Services (UBS), a supporting non-profit to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. There were no changes in the program staff or goals or objectives. However, in order to maintain the high level of support from corporate America, a not-for-profit vehicle was needed.
Under the DoD/DLA agreement, UBS provides American Indian owned businesses and tribal enterprises with prime contract or subcontract opportunities with DoD, other federal, state and local government agencies, and prime contractors. UBS seeks to extend its accomplishments to help more reservation Indians secure jobs in the defense and related industries, thereby decreasing unemployment and increasing the economies of the reservations serviced.
Up Coming Events
26th Annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES 2012) & American Indian Business Trade Fair
Feb. 26 - March 2, 2012
Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, NV
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Presents......
"The Procurement Pavilion" at RES 2012
Alliance South 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
GA International Convention Center Atlanta, GA