8(a) Certified

SBA 8(a) CertifiedAdsync began participating in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development program on May 29th, 2009. This allows government contracting agencies to access a simple, speedy contract process, meeting required set-aside goals and obtaining credit for the use of an 8(a) vendor.

Adsync’s 8(a) Participant Requirements:

  • Maintain technical and managerial experience
  • Continue an excellent operating history
  • Maintain the ability to access credit and capital as needed
  • Uphold a strong financial capacity
  • Sustain an exceptional record of performance
  • Meet annual competitive business mix goals for 8(a) and Non-8(a) Revenues

Benefits of the 8(a) Program:

  • Simplified Sole Source Procurement:  The 8(a) program allows government agencies to procure Adsync’s products and services through sole source, non-competitive contracting.  Contracts up to $4M for products and services and $6.5M for manufacturing are allowed through 8(a).
  • Streamlined Contracting:  The 8(a) program specifies a rapid and greatly simplified process for engaging Adsync’s products and services.  The time saved in contracting translates to faster, more effective project development.
  • Enhanced Communications:  The 8(a) program encourages government end-users to be in full contact with Adsync’s design team.  This allows the customer to have ultimate control over the final product.
  • Fair Pricing: Numerous government-contracting offices have reviewed Adsync’s rates and prices.  They are always found to be fair and reasonable.
  • Team Building Opportunity:  Partnering and joint ventures are allowed under the 8(a) program.  Adsync is able to expand its core capabilities by partnering with other providers, to build a project team tailored to meet specific requirements.
  • Credit Toward Set-Aside Goals:  If your budget or contract includes 8(a), SDB or Small Business set-asides, you’ll get credit for using Adsync’s products and services.

For more information contact Adsync’s Business Development Specialist at the SBA District Office located in Jacksonville, FL @ 904-443-1900

How does an agency offer a procurement to SBA for a sole-source award to Adsync through the 8(a) BD program?

For sole source requirements offered on behalf of Adsync an offering letter must contain the following information:

  1. A description of the work to be performed;
  2. The estimated period of performance;
  3. The NAICS/SIC code that applies to the principal nature of the acquisition;
  4. The anticipated dollar value of the requirement, including options, if any;
  5. Any special restrictions or geographical limitations on the requirement;
  6. The location of the work to be performed for construction procurements;
  7. Any special capabilities or disciplines needed for contract performance;
  8. The type of contract to be awarded, such as firm fixed price, cost reimbursement, or time and materials;
  9. The acquisition history, if any, of the requirement;
  10. The names and addresses of any small business contractors which have performed on this requirement during the previous 24 months;
  11. A statement that prior to the offering no solicitation for the specific acquisition has been issued as a small business set-aside, or as a small disadvantaged business set-aside if applicable, and that no other public communication (such as a notice in the Commerce Business Daily) has been made showing the procuring activity’s clear intent to use any of these means of procurement;
  12. Identification of any specific Participant that the procuring activity contracting officer nominates for award of a sole source 8(a) contract, if appropriate, including a brief justification for the nomination, such as one of the following:
    1. The Participant, through its own efforts, marketed the requirement and caused it to be reserved for the 8(a) BD program; or
    2. The acquisition is a follow-on or renewal contract and the nominated concern is the incumbent;
  13. Bonding requirements, if applicable;
  14. Identification of all Participants which have expressed an interest in being considered for the acquisition;
  15. Identification of all SBA field offices which have requested that the requirement be awarded through the 8(a) BD program;
  16. A request, if appropriate, that a requirement whose estimated contract value is under the applicable competitive threshold be awarded as an 8(a) competitive contract; and
  17. Any other information that the procuring activity deems relevant or which SBA requests.