Formerly 8(a) Certified, graduated May 29th, 2018

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