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8(a) Business Development Program

DoD Direct Sole Source Process

Applicable Regulations

  • 13 Code of Federal Regulation 124.501-520

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Subparts 19.203(c); 19.800(b) & (e)

  • DFARS Procedures, Guidance and Information PGI 219.808 (1) (2) (3)

  • SBA DoD Partnership Agreement defines the SBA and DoD role and responsibilities

How it Works

  • The Contracting Officer (CO) makes a decision to set aside a procurement for the SBA 8(a) BD Program

  • $4 million ceiling on sole source awards for all other contracts, except manufacturing ($7M)

  • CO prepares an "Offering Letter" for sole source identifying the sole source 8(a) firm

  • CO submits "Offering Letter" to the San Antonio SBA District Office (see DOCX for procedure)

Don Owens, Business Opportunity Specialist
San Antonio District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration

  • SBA has up to 5 working days to accept or reject the "Offering Letter"

  • SBA issues an "Acceptance Letter" to CO

RFP Phase

  • The CO prepares the sole source RFP

    • CO and Customer work together to prepare SOW, IGE and obtain funding $$

    • CO forwards RFP to the 8(a) Firm

    • 8(a) firm prepares RFP response to the CO

    • CO evaluates the proposal

    • CO negotiates with 8(a) firm

    • CO request from SBA 8(a) eligibility to receive contract award

  • CO awards contract to 8(a) firm

Company Information

CAGE Code: 71YF1

Excellence in Contracting

"Your firm is one of 14 local minority small businesses that have been selected to receive a 2019 Minority Enterprise Development Week Award from the San Antonio Business Opportunity Council because of its excellent contracting support to our community through federal, state and/or local contracting efforts. 

Sheena L. Little


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