8a Direct Award/Sole Source Award
The Small Business Administration (SBA) created the 8(a) Certification Program to help small disadvantaged businesses complete in the federal marketplace. The SBA 8(a) Sole Source vehicle enables government agencies to engage in direct buy contracts with 8(a) certified contractors. OTS's 8(a) certification is active and valid through July 2025.
Accelerated Award CycleThe 8(a) Direct Award vehicle drastically reduces the time required to award contracts. Contracting can typically be finalized in a matter of weeks.
Simplified ProcessOTS can receive sole source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services. Contracts can be awarded with a simple Statement of Work and are unlikely to be hampered with protests and delays.
Competitive PricingNegotiate pricing directly with OTS to ensure that your agency receives the best value. A shortened award cycle and reduced cost in the procurement process results in lower overall administrative cost.
Increase SBA Procurement GradeWorking with OTS helps your agency reach its small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting goals.
Carol Ann House
Lead Business Opportunity Specialist
U.S Small Business Administration