SBA 8(a) ó Small Disadvantaged Business valid through Aug 2025 US Small Business Administration
Washington DC | CAGE: 5RYG4
Women Owned Minority Certified US Small Business Administration Washington DC
DUNS # 623505950

State of California Minority Business Enterprise Department of Transportation California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
State of California Womenís Business Enterprise Department of Transportation California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
State of California Certified Small Business
Supplier ID: 2003444


Sole Source Award Process


>8(a) Regulations: Federal law allows Agencies to award sole source contracts to the SBA on behalf of an eligible 8(a) firm of their choice. Contracts can be awarded in limits up to $6.5 million for manufacturing NAICS codes and $4 million for all other contracts.

>8(a) Benefits & Advantages: – Streamlined process – Supports mission readiness – Alleviates 60-90 days acquisition time – Qualified contractor of choice – Attainment of 8(a) small business goals – Expedited negotiations


As a Federally Recognized 8(a) entity by the Small Business Administration, Step Ahead can offer our customers several benefits to streamline the acquisition process. One of the biggest advantages to this designation that it allows the federal government to award contracts to 8(a) certified companies on a sole-source basis without regard to contract value [13 CFR 124.506(b)]. Additionally, protests by other contractors are not allowed. This eliminates the time consuming process of RFP development, waiting for contractor responses, evaluating all submissions, and mitigates potential protests

Steps to Establish a Sole Source Contract

  • Identify Requirements
  • Decide to Sole Source
  • Submit a Proposed Project Worksheet to the SBA
  • Receive Approval from SBA
  • Negotiate and Plan the Project Scope with GBS
  • Award Sole Source Contract!


pdf  8(a) Contract