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SBA’s 8(A) Certification

SBA’s 8(A) Certification

Why should your Small Business get the SBA’s 8(a) Program certification?

The US Government dedicates 23% of its federal contracts to small businesses and reserves the other 33.7% of large contracts over $700,000 for small subcontracted companies. The SBA 8(a) Program is an essential instrument to financially help owners of economically disadvantaged small businesses to gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The 8(a) Program also helps thousands of entrepreneurs gain access to Federal Government contracting.

SBA’s 8(A) Certification
SBA’s 8(A) Certification

Why should your Small Business get the SBA’s 8(a) Program certification?

The US Government dedicates 23% of its federal contracts to small businesses and reserves the other 33.7% of large contracts over $700,000 for small subcontracted companies. The SBA 8(a) Program is an essential instrument to financially help owners of economically disadvantaged small businesses to gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The 8(a) Program also helps thousands of entrepreneurs gain access to Federal Government contracting.

Benefits of the SBA’s 8 (a) Certification

Participants in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program may qualify to receive sole source contracts (e.g.- no bid contracts) for a maximum of $ 4 million for services and $ 6.5 million each for manufactured goods. The SBA assigns and dedicates staff to companies to be more competitive, providing institutional procurement technical assistance through its mentoring and developmental programs.

Among other competitive advantages, 8(a) certified companies may also:

  • Form strategic alliances through Joint Ventures (JV) and form teams under contractor teaming agreements (TAs) to bid for multimillion dollar contracts. This improves the ability of companies with 8 (a) certification to participate in larger contracts, mitigating the effects of contract bundling.

Only 7,000 firms out of the 28 million in the US are part of this program and $ 50 billion are distributed annually in exclusive contracts for those who are certified.

The SBA Mentor-Protégé Program allows 8 (a) certified companies to learn the characteristic traits of their industry from more experienced companies, leveraging their skills with accumulated experiences and officially approved resources, as well as supervised strategic alliances.

Benefits of the SBA’s 8 (a) Certification

Participants in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program may qualify to receive sole source contracts (e.g.- no bid contracts) for a maximum of $ 4 million for services and $ 6.5 million each for manufactured goods. The SBA assigns and dedicates staff to companies to be more competitive, providing institutional procurement technical assistance through its mentoring and developmental programs.

Among other competitive advantages, 8(a) certified companies may also:

  • Form strategic alliances through Joint Ventures (JV) and form teams under contractor teaming agreements (TAs) to bid for multimillion dollar contracts. This improves the ability of companies with 8 (a) certification to participate in larger contracts, mitigating the effects of contract bundling.

Only 7,000 firms out of the 28 million in the US are part of this program and $ 50 billion are distributed annually in exclusive contracts for those who are certified.

The SBA Mentor-Protégé Program allows 8 (a) certified companies to learn the characteristic traits of their industry from more experienced companies, leveraging their skills with accumulated experiences and officially approved resources, as well as supervised strategic alliances.

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