SBA 8a Certification Requirements

SBA Program Requirements – U.S. Government Contracts

Small Business Government Contracting HelpSBA 8a Certification Requirements. SBA Small Business Government Contracting Consultants. Find out if you Qualify as a “Small Business” for Federal Contracts. Find Out about SBA Small Business Government Contract Programs, including the 8a Program.

We can assist with SBA Small Business Federal Contracting Program eligibility and applications (SBA 8a Certification, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned, and HUBZone).

We can also assist with day-to-day SBA program small business Federal contract management issues. All States – Nationwide practice. We can also assist with Overseas U.S. Government contracts. Prompt, affordable U.S. Federal Government contract consultant services. Small business Government contracting experts.

SBA 8a Certifcation RequirementsJeffrey Giancola, the Principal, is a cum laude graduate of Columbia University and received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the State of  Maryland Bar and has 30 years of experience in the Government procurement field. This Firm is Attorney-Managed. This firm focuses exclusively on U.S. Federal Government contract matters.

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sba contracting assistance programs6 Ways to Get SBA Small Business Government Contracts Assistance Now:

1. Get Help to Find Out if You Qualify as a “Small Business” for Federal Contracts.

2. Get Help with Small Business Federal Contracting Programs:  Small Business Certification (SBA)  – 8a Program (SEE BELOW for more details) – Small Disadvantaged – Service-Disabled Veteran – Women-Owned – HUBZone.  Also: Certificate of Competency (COC)  – Size Issues  – NAICS  – Set-Asides  – Affiliation  – Start or Renew Registration  – CPARS – Subcontracting Limits – Teaming Arrangements – SBA size or status bid protests.

3. We are small business Government Proposal Writing experts. Click here for more information: Government Proposal Writing.

4. Get Help with FAR DFARS Federal Contract Compliance:  Clauses – Representations & Certifications – Subcontracting – Government-Furnished Property (GFP) – Environment – Key Personnel – SAM & CPARS Past Performance – Service Contract Act & Davis-Bacon Act – Labor Laws – Buy American Act – Export Controls – Security – Cost Allowability – DCAA audits – Cost & Price Analysis (FAR Part 15) – Conflicts of Interest (OCI & PCI) – Help Dealing with the Contracting Officers (COs) and the Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs).

5. Get Help with  CPARS Unfair Past Performance Evaluations.

6. Procurement Fraud Lawyer. This is a very serious matter. Please contact me immediately.

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NOTE:  SERIOUS legal issues can arise concerning a firm’s REPRESENTATION that it qualifies as a small business for a specific Federal procurement (including its status as a small disadvantage business (SDB), an 8a firm, a HUBZone small business, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business (SDVOSB), or a Women-Owned small business (WOSB)). It is highly recommended that you contact us at the following link if you have concerns in this area: CONTACT SBA BID PROTEST LAWYER.


SBA 8(a) Business Development Program:

The Federal Government’s goal is to award at least 5% of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year.

PLEASE NOTE: This firm has senior acquisition consultants that perform this 8a certification work under the supervision of Mr. Giancola (an attorney). The hourly rate for these consultants is very reasonable and is significantly lower than our standard attorney rates.

8a Program Overview:

Sections 7(j)(10) and 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 636(j)(10) and 637(a)) authorizes the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish a business development program, which is known as the 8(a) Business Development program. The 8(a) program is a robust nine-year program created to help firms owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

Businesses that participate in the program receive training and technical assistance designed to strengthen their ability to compete effectively in the American economy. Also eligible to participate in the 8(a) program are small businesses owned by Alaska Native corporations, Community Development Corporations, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Small business development is accomplished by providing various forms of management, technical, financial, and procurement assistance.

SBA partners with federal agencies to promote maximum utilization of 8(a) program participants to ensure equitable access to contracting opportunities in the federal marketplace. Once certified, 8(a) program participants are eligible to receive federal contracting preferences and receive training and technical assistance designed to strengthen their ability to compete effectively in the American economy.

Significant SBA 8a Certification Benefits – Sole-Source Contracts:

The 8(a) program can be a valuable tool for experienced socially and economically disadvantaged small business owners, who have already been in business for at least two years or more, and are interested in expanding their footprint in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) program offers unique and valuable business assistance. The 8(a) certification does not guarantee contract awards but it is a dynamic tool to pursue and capture new opportunity from the government.

The SBA 8(a) Certification qualifies your business as eligible to compete for the program’s sole-source and competitive set-aside contracts. The government authorizes sole-source contracts to 8(a) participants for up to $7.5 million for acquisitions assigned manufacturing North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and $4.5 million for all other acquisitions. Entity-owned 8(a) program participants are eligible for sole-source contracts above these thresholds, but the Department of Defense requires approval of a formal justification if the 8(a) sole-source contract exceeds $100 million; all other federal agencies require approval for sole-source 8(a) contract actions that exceed $25 million.

Quick Summary of 8a Program Qualifications:

* Be a small business

* Not have previously participated in the 8(a) program

* Be at least 51% owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are socially and economically disadvantaged

* Have a personal net worth of $750 thousand or less, adjusted gross income of $350 thousand or less, and assets totaling $6 million or less

* Demonstrate good character

* Demonstrate the potential for success such as having been in business for two years

8(a) certification lasts for a maximum of NINE YEARS. The first four years are considered a development stage and the last five years are considered a transitional stage. Continuation in the program is dependent on staying in compliance with program requirements.

The SBA fully defines who qualifies for the 8(a) program – including what counts as being socially and economically disadvantaged – in Title 13 Part 124 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The eligibility and application requirements for the SBA 8a Program are complicated and can be quite difficult to navigate on your own. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you consider retaining the services of an expert SBA Program consultant to assist you in the 8a program application process.

One Thing NOT to do: Don’t Go it Alone!

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sba contracting assistance programsHelpful SBA Small Business Government Contracting Consultant Links:

*Find Out if You Qualify as a “Small Business” for Federal Procurement Purposes


*SBA Small Business Size Standards Regulations


*Explore the Five Different Types of Small Business Federal Contracting Programs (WOSB, SDVOSB, SBA 8a Certification, HUBZone, and All Small Business Mentor-Protege)


* Did You Think that You may have the Legal Basis for filing a Small Business (SBA) or GAO Bid Protest?

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* Have You Received a FAR Cure Notice or a Show Cause Letter from the Government?

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* Do You Need an Overseas Government Contractor Lawyer?

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