What is 8(a)?
SBA 8(a) is an ownership/diversity certification sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) of the United States government
4-Ways Neutral Posture's 8(a) Certification Can Benefit You.
Federal Agencies Must Spend 5% of Their Funds With 8(a) Businesses Annually
With Neutral Posture’s new 8(a) certification, we can help federal agencies meet their 8(a) spend requirement.
Count Diversity Spend 5-times
Not only can your customers count their purchases towards their 8(a) spend requirement, they can actu- ally add it towards their other diversity requirements.
Sole-sourcing eliminates the hassle of going through the exhaustive bid process. Your customers can simply award any order to Neutral Posture as a sole-source. Approval by the SBA is required.
THE ONLY 8(a) FURNITURE MANUFACTURER
Neutral Posture is the only furniture manu- facturer to receive an 8(a) certification.
RFQS ARE TOO LATE FOR SOLE-SOURCE
Once RFQs are posted it is too late to request sole-source. Therefore it is crucial to focus on forecasts, sources sought, RFIs, and staying on top of customers’ minds.
Better yet, if your order is under $150,000 your customers can simply award it to Neutral Posture as a sole-source without approval from the SBA. May require confirmation of active status.