WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR CONTRACTING OFFICERS?
For federal contracting officers, using an 8(a) small business contractor streamlines and simplifies the procurement process. A program manager must have a valid requirement conveyed through a statement of work, and funding must also be available. A contracting officer can determine what type of 8(a) small business contracting opportunity to conduct.
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Want to team? Boulevard can form joint ventures or participate in the Mentor-Protégé program to support public-sector organizations across all agencies.
WHAT IS THE SBA 8(a) PROGRAM?
The SBA’s 8(a) small business development program offers small disadvantaged businesses a wide range of assistance to help them compete in the marketplace and gain traction in federal government contracting. The focus of the program is to provide business development support, including procurement assistance, mentoring, business counseling, financial assistance, and training to help small businesses participate in competitive acquisitions. 8(a) small businesses can receive set aside or sole-source contracts, as well as form joint ventures and teams to serve federal agencies under larger prime contracts. Participants in the program go through a four year developmental stage and a five-year transition phase throughout the nine-year course of the program.
HOW SIMPLE IS THIS?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
A sole source 8(a) contract can be awarded if there is no reasonable expectation that two or more qualified 8(a) small businesses will submit offers, and if the awarding organization determines that the qualified 8(a) small business contractor is responsible and will conduct business at a fair price. The 8(a) sole source vehicle offers agencies a shortened acquisition process. This means a reduced decision cycle, lower administrative costs, and best value pricing guaranteed.
HAS BOULEVARD EVER USED THE 8(a) VEHICLE BEFORE?
Several organizations across industry have worked with our team to go down the 8(a) path. This assured faster turnaround time, and ensured our team can begin supporting the government within days.
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