Stone Solutions and Research Collective (S2RC) is proud to announce we are a certified participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development program, valid until August 3, 2031. 8(a) certification permits S2RC to obtain sole-source set-aside contracts up to $7.5M for acquisitions assigned manufacturing NAICS, and $4.5M for all others. S2RC can also compete in 8(a) competitive set-aside contracts. This streamlined procurement method helps agencies meet their socioeconomic procurement credit requirements while obtaining high quality, innovative services from small and emerging businesses. The federal government aims to award a minimum of 5% of all federal contracting dollars to small, disadvantaged businesses, every year.
SBA 8(a) Sole-Source & Competitive Set-Aside Contracts Info
8(a) Sole-Source Procurement Features and Benefits
Significant Contract Value: $7.5M for acquisitions assigned manufacturing NAICS, and $4.5M for all others.
Shortened and Simplified Acquisition: Provides agencies with a shortened, simplified acquisition procedure increases access to services.
Streamlined Acquisition Process: Limit negotiations to the purchasing agency, SBA, and the certified 8(a) vendor.
Reduced Decision Cycle: Processing and awarding a contract typically only takes 1 – 2 weeks.
Lowered Administrative Costs: Simplified, expedited procurement significantly lowers administrative costs.
Prices Provide Best Value: Direct negotiations allow agencies to obtain the best value and price.
Small Business Credits: Agencies receive small business credits for every sole-source 8(a) contract awarded.
8(a) Competitive Procurement Features and Benefits
Simplified Acquisition: Agencies can compete the work if at least two qualified 8(a) businesses are likely to submit offers.
Competitive Pricing: Agencies will receive offers from multiple qualified small businesses, negotiate, and award contracts at a fair market value.
Small Business Credits: Agencies receive small business credits for every competitive 8(a) contract awarded.