What are 8a contracts?

What are 8a contracts?

What Are 8a Contracts? Every agency in the U.S. government sets aside a portion of its contracting jobs for small businesses. These are known as “set-asides,” and 8a contracts are a type of set aside for businesses known as small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs).

How do I find out if a company is 8a?

5 Ways to Find 8a Contract Opportunities

  1. Visit the Federal Business Opportunities web site.
  2. View each Federal agency’s long range acquisition forecast (LRAE).
  3. Contact each Federal agency’s OSDBU (Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization) office.
  4. Visit the Federal Procurement Data System web site.

Where can I find sole source contracts?

To be considered for a sole-source contract, register your business with the System for Award Management (SAM) and participate in any contracting program you may qualify for. In some cases, sole-source contracts must be published publicly, and will be marked with an intent to sole source.

How long is 8a certification good for?

The 8a program has a nine-year life span which is divided into two phases: an initial four-year developmental stage and a final five-year transition stage.

How do I check my small business status?

To qualify as a small business, a company must fall within the size standard, or the largest size a business may be to remain classified as small, within its industry. Though size standards vary by industry, they are usually measured by the number of employees or average annual receipts.

Is using one supplier good for quality?

With a single supplier you can have peace of mind that products are being sourced competitively and everyone has the same quality and service. Most single source partners will deliver direct to location. This means you won’t need to use your resources to distribute goods from a central location.

What are examples of government contracts?

A Look At 5 Types Of Government Contracts

  • The Fixed-Price Contract. The fixed-price contract is a bit like those fancy prix-fixe dinners at upscale eateries.
  • Cost-Reimbursement Contracts.
  • Time & Materials Contracts.
  • Incentive Contracts.
  • Indefinite Delivery & Quantity Contracts.

How long do you have to be in business to apply for 8a?

2 full years
A firm must show it has been conducting business within its primary industry for at least 2 full years.