Part 2: The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Application Process and Requirements

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Join Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contractor Services Group for part two of our new podcast series discussing various aspects of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program, created to help small disadvantaged businesses wanting to do business with the Federal government gain a foothold in Federal government contracting.

In this second episode, Susan Moser, Partner and Leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contracting practice and John Ure, Tax Partner and member of the Firm’s GovCon practice discuss:

  • What you will need to prepare for the 8(a) application process
  • The five-part application – eligibility, ownership requirements, controls, potential for success and character, an overview and guidance on each section of the application, the requirements and what information and documents will need to be provided
  • SBA approval – top 10 reasons why companies do not get approved

If you haven’t already, catch up on part one of the series where we discuss the overall SBA 8(a) program, eligibility for getting into the program, what is needed and what is required:

In future segments, we will discuss what happens when you get certified, winning sole source and competitive contracts and the All Small Mentor Protégé Program.

Our Government Contractor Services group has an in-depth understanding of the 8(a) program and advises a number of 8(a) government contractors through each step of the process to add value and anticipate ongoing opportunities. From the initial important decisions made in becoming an 8(a), to the first contract, to how the company is growing throughout the life of the program.