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SBA 8(a)

Altech Solutions is a certified participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development program. This certification is valid until 09/2029 and provides Altech with the ability to obtain sole-source set-aside contracts up to $4M as well as competitive set-aside contracts. This procurement method is streamlined to help agencies meet their socioeconomic procurement credit requirements while obtaining high quality, innovative services from small and emerging businesses.

8(a) Sole-Source Procurement

(For contract awards up to $4M)

Features and Benefits:

  • Shortened and Simplified Acquisition: Provides agencies with a shortened and simplified acquisition procedure in order to increase accessibility to services
  • Streamlined Acquisition Process: Negotiations occur only between the purchasing agency, the SBA, and the certified 8(a) vendor
  • Reduced Decision Cycle: Time required to process and award the contract is typically 1-2 weeks
  • Lowered Administrative Costs: Due to the ease of procurement, related administrative costs are significantly lower
  • Prices Provide Best Value: Purchasing agency negotiates with the firm directly to obtain best value
  • Small Business Credits: Agencies can receive small business credits for every sole-source 8(a) contract that they award

8(a) Competitive Procurement

Features and Benefits:

  • Simplified Acquisition: Agencies can compete the work via this method as long as at least two qualified small businesses are likely to submit offers
  • Competitive Pricing: Agencies will receive offers from multiple qualified small businesses and will benefit from awarding the contract at a fair market price
  • Small Business Credits: Agencies can receive small business credits for every competitive 8(a) contract that they award

Contact us to learn more about procuring our services through our SBA 8(a) status.