Interagency Readiness Solutions, LLC (IRS)

cdecc0de-d303-4876-ba03-e892115d6cbfInteragency Readiness Solutions, LLC (IRS) specializes in providing professional services, program and project management, training/curriculum development and presentation, technical and subject matter consultation services and support to the Army, the National Guard, and civil emergency management communities. While IRS was originally established and operated as a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) in 2009, it entered the NHO 8(a) program in March 2016. Headquartered in St. Augustine Florida, IRS’ core capabilities include Emergency Management, Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA), CBRN Response Enterprise (CRE) and Homeland Defense training, readiness and exercise support services and that ultimately protect lives and property and enhance the operational readiness of the States, the Nation and all interagency partners.

As both a prime and subcontractor, Team IRS personnel have provided a wide range of Emergency Management and Domestic Operations professional services, consultation, planning, exercise, response, evaluation and/or training support to Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM), National Guard Bureau (NGB), the National Guard of the States and Territories, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Regional Training Institute-Florida in support of Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) G34 Protection Division, Joint Task Force Civil Support and other DoD, federal and state mission partners.

968942b2-5f0d-476d-bfcb-6da3655ebc98Contracting Information:

As a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned 8(a), IRS offers significant contracting efficiencies, defined by law and regulation, to help Department of Defense (DoD) agencies resolve urgent and dynamic requirements. Through our ability to receive sole-source contracts above the 8(a) ceiling, IRS offers significant time and cost effectiveness to the government’s contracting process. Coupled with the ingenuity and agility associated with small firms, NHO 8(a)s, such as IRS, have proven to be attractive vendors and business partners.

Applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations

No Sole Source Dollar Threshold – 13CFR124.506(b)(2)

The DoD may award a direct award 8(a) contract to a concern owned and controlled by and NHO where the anticipated value of the procurement exceeds the applicable competitive thresholds if the SBA has not already accepted this requirement into the 8(a) BD program as a competitive procurement. NHOs provide a unique competitive advantage in being able to receive DoD direct awards of any size. This decreases time and cost in the procurement process, and allows clients to work one on one with firms to ensure the needs of the government are met.

A Non-Protestable Sole Source Award -13CFR124.517(a)

The eligibility of a Participant (NHO owned 8(a)) for a sole source or competitive 8(a) requirement may not be challenged by another Participant or any other party, either to SBA or any administrative forum as part of a bid or other contract protest.

The 5% Subcontracting Bonus- DFARS 252.226-7001

A DoD contractor who subcontracts with a firm that is 51% Native Hawaiian owned and recognized Native Hawaiian as defined by 25 USC 422(9) is entitled to receive an incentive payment equal to 5% of the amount of the subcontract award.

Economically Disadvantaged – 13CFR124.110(c)

An NHO that meets the requirements set forth in paragraph (c)(1) & (c)(2) of this section is deemed economically disadvantaged.

Contracting with Interagency Readiness Solutions, LLC

Contracting with IRS is faster and less costly that traditional procurement methods.  This process facilitates the ability to negotiate a fair and reasonable price in less time and fewer uncertainties than competitive bidding processes.

Basic Steps:

  1. Develop a Statement of Work
  2. Contact the SBA for acceptance of IRS direct award
  3. Prepare an RFP and issue to IRS as an NHO owned 8(a)
  4. IRS submits proposal in response to the RFP
  5. Negotiate contract and award to IRS


IRS is a NHO 8(a) SDB with an active/current SAM registration. DUNS: 832138718 | CAGE Code: 5QXC5