Simplified Contracting Effort Using SBA 8(a)
So why use an 8(a) company like Karna for your program requirements? Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)) established a program that authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to enter into all types of contracts with other agencies and let certified "8(a)" disadvantaged small business subcontractors perform the work. What are the steps required for an 8(a) contract award to Karna?
- Draft a statement of work and a purchase request (PR). On block 12. REMARK section of the PR, add the statement "Recommend sole source award to 8(a) firm, Karna LLC, Cage Code 56V53, DUNS: 828268503"
- Manage the PR through the normal approval process, including base/agency small business office and contracting
- Base/Agency contracting office sends an "offer letter" to the SBA, and SBA sends an "acceptance letter" to base/agency contracting office
- Base/Agency contracting office negotiates directly with Karna for the contractual terms. Karna can also provide a "budgetary quote" upon request.