Business Development Program Participant

SBA Certified 8(a) Business Development Program Participant

CAK is a SBA certified 8(a) Business Development Program participant. The 8(a) Program is a nine-year business development program which provides specialized business training, counseling, marketing and technical assistance to small, disadvantaged businesses. The program assists firms by facilitating the award of sole-source and limited-competition contracts and by providing business development assistance. Federal customers can procure services under the 8(a) program using the following contracting mechanisms: sole source award; 8(a) competitive award with limited competition; and Basic Ordering Agreements. Contract types include firm fixed price, cost plus fixed fee, cost plus award fee, and time and materials.

Key features of the program include:

  • Ability to receive sole source contracts from federal agencies
    • $4 million for goods and services
    • $6.5 million for manufacturing
  • Limited competition opportunities set aside for 8(a) program participants
  • Utilization of joint venture agreements to pursue opportunities

Opportunity to participate in the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program