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U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program

U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program

To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.

Disadvantaged businesses in the 8(a) program can:

  • Compete for set-aside and sole-source contracts in the program
  • Get a Business Opportunity Specialist to help navigate federal contracting
  • Form joint ventures with established businesses through the SBA's mentor-protégé program
  • Receive management and technical assistance, including business training, counseling, marketing assistance, and high-level executive development

Contact us to discuss how the unique attributes of this procurement vehicle can deliver speed and efficiency for your acquisition strategy without compromising quality, creativity, and innovation for your program. Check our track record then take advantage of this extraordinary vehicle and partner with an extraordinary company. If you would like to use the SBA's 8(a) procurement vehicle, use these Six Easy Steps to partner with Kaptivate through a sole source award.

The Small Business Administration SBA 8(a) Sole Source vehicle enables agencies to engage in direct buy contracts with certified contractors. As a Contract Officer, you can award a sole-source 8(a) contract to Kaptivate if:

  • You determine that Kaptivate is responsible and can perform the work.
  • The resulting contract can be awarded at a fair market price.
  • In our case--services--the government estimate doesn’t exceed $4.5 million.

Regulations governing the 8(a) program are outlined in 13 CFR 124 and FAR 19.8.

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