|SBA 8(a) Case Number: C0063G|
|SBA 8(a) Entrance Date: April 1, 2016|
|SBA 8(a) Exit Date: April 1, 2026|
|DUNS Number: 616452426|
|CAGE Code: 7ACC8|
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) established 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.
Certified firms in the 8(a) program can:
- Efficiently compete and receive set-aside and sole-source contracts
- Receive one-on-one business development assistance for their nine-year term from dedicated Business Opportunity Specialists focused on helping firms grow and accomplish their business objectives
- Pursue opportunity for mentorship from experienced and technically capable firms through the SBA Mentor-Protégé program
- Connect with procurement and compliance experts who understand regulations in the context of business growth, finance, and government contracting
- Pursue joint ventures with established businesses to increase capacity
- Qualify to receive federal surplus property on a priority basis
- Receive free training from SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program