Roccomar Awarded 8(a) Status

Falls Church, Virginia (January 2013) We are extremely pleased to announce that Roccomar has been certified as a Participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program.  The 8(a) Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. Roccomar can now receive sole-source contracts from Government customers.  We are happy to have reached this very important milestone on our business development plan, and grateful for the opportunity it provides to assist in gaining a foothold in government contracting.The SBA website describes some of the important aspects of the program: 

  • The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Participants can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing.
  • 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts. This enhances the ability of 8(a) firms to perform larger prime contracts and overcome the effects of contract bundling, the combining of two or more contracts together into one large contract.

More information on the SBA 8(a) program can be found here: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/8a-business-development-program 

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