Frequently Asked Questions

Are you registered in SAM.gov?
Yes.


What is your DUNS Number?
080064776


What is your UEI Number?
HQKXZ8MHQ5W1


What is your Cage Code?
7KP04


Do you have a joint venture?
Yes. Our Joint Venture is Oxen Designs. It is registered in SAM.gov. The DUNS is
117598745. The UEI is CFDNC1MN6GN5. The cage code is 8NXQ2.


How can I buy from you?
Government buyers may buy through our 8a STARS III contract, which is found under our Joint
Venture, Oxen Designs LLC. The contract number is 47QTCB21D0068.


Acquisition officers or representatives my buy through our Seaport NxG contract. The contract number is N0017819D8317.


Finally, the government may purchase from Powder River Industries, LLC through direct award
contracting. Below are a number of authorities that allow direct award. 


8a Stars III or Direct Award Contract Justification Options
Recommended NAICS: - If using 8a STARS III (541512), for Direct Award (541519)

FAR Subpart 6.3 -- Other Than Full and Open Competition
6.302-1 -- Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency
Requirements
    - Supplies or services required by the agency are available from only one responsible Source.
        - Multiple products will be required to meet the requirements of the NNSA. They cannot all be purchased               under one of the existing product contract vehicles such as NASA SEWP, GSA HACS, or GSA MAS (legacy             IT-70)
        - Acquiring all the products through different contracts and vendors will insert delays and risk to the                        solution. One integrated solution that is knowledgeable on the necessary configuration requirements for              each vendor, training, product implementation and test, etc. greatly reduces time and risk in the initial                    start of the work scope and the long-term sustainability of them in operations. (NAICS recommendation                541512)

        - The agency can achieve the lowest risk contracting option by using a category
           management “best in class” contract vehicle that can support services and products
           within a cleared environment in a protest proof fashion (up to $10M) for the sake of
           speed to solution.

6.302-2 -- Unusual and Compelling Urgency
    - Current operational demands and executive order 14028 necessitate swift response

6.302.5 – Authorized or Required by Statute
    - Sole source awards under the 8(a) Program (15 U.S.C. 637) up to $4.5M. Can be completed within 10 days.             Cannot be protested.
    - Sole source awards under the HUBZone Act of 1997—15 U.S.C. 657a (FAR 19.1306)
        - COs shall consider a sole source HUBZone award before considering a SB set-aside provided
        - None of the exclusions at 19.1304 apply -- FPI, Ability One, IDIQs & GSA FSS orders, under 8(a) BDP,                         doesn’t exceed M-P Threshold, Commissary & Exchange Retail Items; and
        - CO does not have a reasonable expectation that offers would be received from two or more HUBZone                   small business concerns;
        - Anticipated price of the contract, including options, will not exceed—
            o $7 million for a requirement within Manufacturing NAICS Code or
            o $4 million for a requirement within any other NAICS codes;
        - The requirement is not currently being performed by an 8(a) participant or has been accepted as an 8(a)               requirement by SBA;
        - The HUBZone SB has been determined to be a responsible contractor; and
        - Award can be made at a fair & reasonable price FAR 19.1306 -- HUBZone Sole Source Awards

Sole source awards under the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. 657f)
- Sole source awards under the WOSB Program-15 U.S.C. 637(m) (FAR 19.1506)
    o None of the exclusions at 19.1504 apply -- FPI, Ability One, IDIQs &; GSA FSS orders, under 8(a) BDP
    o The acquisition is assigned a NAICS code in which SBA has determined that WOSB concerns are                             underrepresented and WOSB including EDWODBs concerns are substantially underrepresented in Federal
       Government

    o Contracting Officer does not have a reasonable expectation that offers would be received from two or more         WOSBs or WOSBs, including EDWOSBs;
    o Anticipated price of the contract, including options, will not exceed—
        - $6.5 million for a requirement within Manufacturing NAICS Code
        or
        - $4 million for a requirement within any other NAICS codes;
    o The WOSB or EDWOSB has been determined to be a responsible contractor; and
    o Award can be made at a fair & reasonable price 

6.302-6 -- National Security
    - Current operational demands and executive order 14028 necessitate swift response

Is Powder River Industries, LLC capable of delivering on the contract?
Yes. We have recent past performance citations available upon request from the
government or industry (pending fully executed non-disclosure agreements) from the DoD
Manpower Data Center (DMDC), United States Air Force (USAF), United States Army Corps
of Engineers (USACE), and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).


Is Powder River Industries, LLC financially viable?
Yes. Powder River Industries, LLC has never filed for bankruptcy, has no legal actions
against them, has a history of demonstrated growth, has a stable ownership history, has a
stable organization structure that only changes with growth, and has a vetted supply chain
with documented secure supply chain processes.


Can we buy from Powder River Industries, LLC?
Maybe. Our secure supply chain practices extend to our buyers as well. We will assess your
viability as a potential new buyer and all risks that working with you may introduce to our
company, existing customers, employees, and greater business ecosystem.


Is Powder River Industries, LLC a more cost effective choice than other small businesses?
Yes. Powder River Industries, LLC holds multiple small business certifications. If your
overhead budget is constrained, you may want to consider using Powder River Industries,
LLC as your primary or sole small business partner. You get to claim multiple credits for our
small business certifications. This creates cost and management efficiency in business
operations, contracting, and subcontracting is reduced by the simplifications this brings to
your subcontracting and small business utilization planning.


Will Powder River Industries, LLC subcontract with us?

Maybe. Our secure supply chain practices extend to our buyers as well. We will assess your viability
as a potential new customer and all risks that working with you may introduce to our company,
existing customers, employees, and greater business ecosystem.

Will Powder River Industries, LLC prime a contract for my agency?

Maybe. We will look for alignment with our technical past performance and customer past
performance. This allows us to create on-going opportunities and careers for our workforce. The
likelihood is greater if we have worked with your government organization in the past or have
performed similar work at other government organizations. We will also talk to other small business
prime contractors from your government organization to gather lessons learned in order to be
prepared. We will ask questions about CPAR rating experience and payment predictability,