levels of government require some form of registration to compete
for contracting opportunities. Additionally, most will give
preferential treatment and consideration to certified minority,
female, veteran or disadvantaged companies.
example: The SBA's 8(a) BD program is a business development
program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in
the American economy and access the federal procurement market.
are just some of the advantages of participating in the 8(a) program.
8(a) certification can help you land sole source contracts, some
up to $5.5 million each.
8(a) set asides mean that when you do compete, you do so against
other small businesses, not the large firms; these set asides
do not have a dollar ceiling limitation!
8(a) certification all but ensures your state MBE or DBE certification.
8(a) certification grants you preferred vendor status with large
Federal contractors. These contractors must,by law, subcontract
to certified 8(a) contractors.