SBA 8(a) Information

Drodex is looking for opportunities in teaming, joint ventures and Mentor-Protégé programs.

Drodex was certified as a Participant in the US Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program on February 18, 2015.  The term of participation in this program will end in 2024.

As a Certified 8(a) Disadvantaged Business Government Agencies can contract with Drodex directly using sole-source acquisition.  SBA Certified 8(a) participants are allowed by Federal Law to receive sole-source contracts,  up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing.  These opportunities help an 8(a) firm build their competitive and institutional know-how and strengthens and encourages the firm to participate in competitive acquisitions.

Sole source contracts are usually approved in a matter of days. Federal Agencies with a Small Business Program will understand how to guide their contracting officers, planners and engineers through the sole source contract program. Because the 8(a) program is a federal mandate, Federal Agencies get credit for the amount of work they issue to an 8(a), Disadvantaged Business, and Small Business. If this option is chosen, the steps typically followed are:
  • The federal customer develops a statement of work, prepares a government estimate and obtains the necessary funding.
  • The federal customer chooses Drodex to perform the work and submits a procurement request to the agency contracting officer.
  • The agency contracting officer prepares and submits an “Offer Letter Memorandum” to the SBA – Birmingham District Office.
  • After the Offer Letter is received and processed by the SBA (commonly 2 day turn-around), the process returns to the agency contracting officer who submits the Statement of Work and Request for Proposal or Quotation to Drodex.
  • Drodex submits its proposal or quotation and the package is evaluated and negotiated (if necessary) by the agency.
  • The contract is awarded to Drodex.

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