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CNI Advantage, LLC

Providing Deep Subject Matter Expertise and Innovative, Customer Centered Solutions

Who We Are

Headquartered in Norman, OK, CNI Advantage, LLC (CNIADV) delivers deep subject matter expertise coupled with long-term, sustainable defense logistics solutions that accelerate readiness and enhance the American Warfighter’s operational capabilities. CNIADV is an SBA-certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business that is focused on providing innovative, customer centered solutions in support of defense logistics operations at echelons above battalions.

CNIADV is a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc. (CNI) family of companies.  We are passionate about what we do, and honored to carry the name of the great, unconquerable Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.  CNI’s core values of integrity, respect, service, commitment to success, empowerment, and teamwork are more than a poster on the wall.  These values are embedded within the decision making process for every decision that we make.  CNI carries our Native Tradition of conscientious, responsible stewardship of our environment and resources. We offer a proven track record of successful performance and we attract and retain the best professionals in our industry. When you entrust us to deliver logistics solutions in support of your requirements, you are truly gaining "The CNI Advantage." 

What We Do

Our core Defense Logistics expertise is deeply rooted in over 150+ years of Active, Reserve
and National Guard military service.  We are focused on providing customer centered solutions in support of defense logistics operations at echelons (levels) above battalions to include the Defense Department Industrial Bases.

Our approach to the Defense Logistics market includes innovative, creative and focused logistics subject matter expertise and solutions in the following capability offerings:

  • Installation/ Facility Sustainment, Repair, and Maintenance (SRM)
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Equipment Maintenance Planning and Maintenance Program Management
  • Transportation Planning and Transportation Program Management
  • Asset Management Services
  • Strategic Planning Services and Consulting
  • Logistic Reporting and Communication
  • Logistic System Design and Implementation

This proven, capability driven approach is evidenced by the tremendous growth experienced by CNI Advantage over the past several years.  In 2015, CNI Advantage was recognized as the #1 fastest growing company in Oklahoma at the Metro 50 Awards for achieving a monumental 290% growth rate.

Our Team

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Jeff Keel, General Manager

Mr. Jeff Keel, Esq. is proud member of the Unconquered and Unconquerable Chickasaw Nation and currently serves as the general manager for CNI Advantage, LLC, an 8(a) federal contracting subsidiary of Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.  In his role with Chickasaw Nation Industries, Mr. Keel manages over $85 million in resources and government contracts for the federal government.  Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc. is wholly owned by the Chickasaw Nation and is headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma.

Mr. Keel is a graduate of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy His leaderships positions include serving on the Oklahoma Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Planning Committee, the Oklahoma Bar Association Membership Survey Task Force, and the Oklahoma Bar Association Professionalism Committee.  Mr. Keel is also the former Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association Indian Law Section and former chair of the Chickasaw Nation Bar Association. In 2008, the Oklahoma Supreme Court appointed him as an Associate Examiner for the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners. 

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Keel, held several senior leadership positions within the executive branch of the Chickasaw Nation and the Seneca Nation of Indians (NY).  He has extensive experience in the areas of human resources, training, strategic planning, policy implementation and compliance.  He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he also received a Certificate in Native American Law. Mr. Keel also holds a Master of Science degree in human resources (2000) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and sociology (1999) from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Mr. Keel is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and New York.  Mr. Keel resides in Norman, Oklahoma with his wife Falisha, daughter Lindsey and son Jacob.

Contracting Vehicles

CNI, as a Federally Recognized Tribal Entity, brings to bear several contracting advantages.  The US Government has a unique opportunity to contract complex requirements on a single source basis to SBA-approved 8(a) entities without J&A up to $22M.  This advantage provides accelerated contracting cycles and promotes an increased level of collaboration between the Government customer and CNI regarding requirements definition and solution development.  This has proven to be beneficial in bringing solutions to the Army Industrial Bases and for supporting the Department of Defense key initiative of accelerating the military’s operational readiness levels.

Subcontracting with CNI Advantage also provides a unique opportunity for Prime Contractors.  In accordance with FAR 19.703 and 43 U.S.C. 1626, tribally owned entities always contribute to the Prime Contractor’s small business credit regardless of business size when acting as a subcontractor.

Other Contracting Opportunities:

  • GSA PSS 00CORP (formerly MOBIS)
  • GSA PSS IT70
  • GSA PSS 738X
  • Small Business Set-Aside Contracts
  • 8(a) Set-Aside Contracts
  • Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts
  • Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA)
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)