8a Certification Based on Ethnicity Bias and Immigration

When submitting your 8a certification application, meeting the social and economic disadvantaged status can be confusing. Understanding the legal requirements and statutes related to ethnicity, bias and immigration status in an essential part of getting your application approved. An individual claiming disadvantaged status on the basis of his or her ethnicity… Read more »

SBA 8a Certification Net Worth Requirement

When applying for your 8a certification, there is one common issue that sometimes confuses applicants. The question on whether you meet SBA 8a certification net worth requirements becomes complicated when there are second mortgages on the primary residence, etc. Although the 8a Program rules seem straightforward, applicants still have concerns about… Read more »

8a Certification Benefits and Advantages

Small businesses seeking to take the company to another level should consider the various 8(a) certification benefits and advantages. With the right information about the government contracting process when agencies purchase your specific services or products, your company can often reach a level that the traditional commercial sector may not allow. What… Read more »

SBA 8a Certification Eligibility & SBA Requirements

Being certified as an SBA 8a small business is a way for small businesses to increase their ability to obtain federal government contracts.  Being 8a certified opens many doors for you and your business. However, it is crucial to make sure that 8a application meets all of the requires.  Common… Read more »

Government Proposal and SBA 8a Certifications

Rules for SBA 8a Certification in Government Proposals When it comes to SBA 8a certifications, although contracting agencies can consider subcontractor experience in government proposals, there is no mandatory requirement to do so. A government contracting agency need not consider your subcontractor experience where the solicitation contemplates award of a… Read more »

SBA 8a Certification Requirements for Your SBA 8a Application

The SBA requirements for 8a certification force applicants to divulge a vast amount of personal and business information. To obtain your SBA 8a certification status, you must meet very specific SBA requirements.   Failure to meet any of the eligibility requirements or 8a certification will cause suspicion and rejection from the SBA…. Read more »

SBA 8a Certification Process

Avoid Common Problems in the SBA 8a Certification Application Process During the 8a certification process, the SBA scrutinizes each 8a application to ensure that the applicant meets the statutory requirement for certification. The public is usually not told of the detailed requirements for certification. As a result, many 8a certification packages are… Read more »

Gender Bias in SBA 8a BD Small Business Programs Certification

SBA Does Make Mistakes When Evaluating Gender Bias for 8a BD Small Business Programs To gain entry into the 8a BD Program, a program designed to help small disadvantaged businesses and SBA Minority Owned Business owners compete in the marketplace, the business entity must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more… Read more »

Affiliation Issues in 8a Contracts and Native American Contracting

Native American contracting still has its ups and downs. SBA OHA is still faced with subcontractor affiliation appeals despite what some may consider easy to understand rules under 13 CFR 121.103. As recently as April 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found Olgoonik Diversified Services, LLC to be affiliated due… Read more »