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8a Certification Package

8(a) Certification Package “What to Expect”

Success: We had 100% approval rate for application decisions we received from the SBA in 2023*.

  • We Start with a short 10-minute call to go over eligibility and answer any other questions you might have regarded 8(a) or government contracting.
  • Size does not matter; our clients are single person companies to fifty plus employees.
  • Surprise-free upfront pricing.
  • Second step is a 2-hour No-Obligation call with a senior member of our team for a deeper dive into your firm.
  • Give us a call and we can talk through your needs and suggest the best course of action.

8(a) Certification / GSA Sales Tool Video

To find out more about the HUBZone Certification or HUBZone/GSA Combination, call us or book a call now.

*Our approval rate over the last 20 years is very high and we conduct a 2-hour screening before we take on new clients as part of our quality control process.

What your Firm’s Federal Sales Could Look Like with an 8(a) Certification

At Advance 8(a) we are dedicated to making businesses successful in the federal marketplace. Will it be yours?

ACCOUNTING

8(a) Average Sales this Industry   GSA Schedule Sales for a firm with an 8(a) in this Industry   Synergy (Generally adding an 8(a) to a GSA Creates More Sales than from the GSA Schedule Alone)   Synergy Ratio
8(a) Industry Grouping Total 8(a) Federal Sales Number of 8(a) Firms Average 8(a) Sales   GSA Schedule Only Sales 8(a) Firms Number of 8(a) Firms w/ GSA Schedule Average 8(a) Sales Directly from the GSA Schedule System   Total Federal Sales 8(a) GSA Contract Holders Number of 8(a) Firms w/ GSA Schedule Average Total 8(a) Federal Sales for firms with a GSA Schedule   GSA Schedule Sales Advantage
8(a) Certification Package (Presumed Group Applicants) : $6,700.00 Buy Now
8(a) Certification Package (Non-Presumed Group Applicants) : $6,700.00 Buy Now

Additional Fee:

$300 for each additional owner, director, or key employee over two.

$300 for each additional firm in which any owner has an interest over one outside firm.

ALL-INCLUSIVE – NO ADDITIONAL FEES FOR 2-YEAR WAIVER, AFFILIATED ENTITY OR RECONSIDERATION

Our all-inclusive 8(a) Full Support Package is our most popular service. Business owners who select this package typically do so because they want subject matter experts to simplify their involvement generating and reviewing the application. These businesses are usually generating $150K+ in revenue and believe that their time is best aligned to business growth and not in learning the necessary bureaucratic details of this application.

In advance of a purchase decision, our Senior Partner, Mark Ryan, will spend (2) hours with the majority business owner(s) to perform a detailed assessment of the business and its likelihood to achieve certification. He will ask you over a hundred questions to make sure we do not waste your time or energy on a project that we do not believe will succeed. Application strategies are developed, concerns shared, and the prospective client is provided an accurate assessment of their prospects. During this assessment, development actions that improve the chance of certification are created and shared. If moving forward with an application is not recommended by our Senior Partner, he will develop a potential remedy plan and discuss it with you.

Image The time required to prepare and assemble the 8(a) application varies by client, but most take between a month to a month and a half. The SBA is usually able to award the certification within 3–4 months (on ez8a client packages). So, for planning purposes, estimate award of your certification within 6 months.

From date of hire through to certification, which often involves responding to requests from the SBA's Reviewing Official, the ez8a team typically dedicates from 70–85 hours to the client's application (some have taken over 100 hours). Some areas that require the most attention to detail include:
  • Interview and assistance with drafts and edits of the economically disadvantaged and socially disadvantaged (if required) narrative(s); which is (are) a critical part of your application.
  • Providing guidance, pre-filling and editing templates, explaining and resolving critical elements.
  • Performing thorough reviews of every document and audit of all financial statements to identify and remedy any potential problems. The SBA is very detailed in their assessment and so are we.
  • Final assembly of application and; double-checking everything to be sure it meets all SBA guidelines. Our applications are formatted in a binder with a table of contents, tabs for every 8(a) application section and all cover letter(s).
  • Includes Government Marketing Level I, "Foundations to Success". One of our ez8a Partners will be assigned to work with you to share the basic concepts and tools required to sell the federal government.

8(a) Revenue Statistics

Year 8(a) Revenue Number of Firms Federal Revenue Per Firm
2023 $32.1 billion 5,787 $5,562,328
2022 $32.1 billion 5,758 $5,576,448
2021 $31.0 billion 5,935 $5,236,325
2019 $50.7 billion 6,133 $8,273,623
2018 $46.5 billion 5,805 $8,010,335
2017 $40.2 billion 6,815 $5,898,752
2016 $39.0 billion 6,289 $6,201,303
2015 $35.6 billion 6,365 $5,593,087
2014 $34.7 billion 6,683 $5,192,278
2013 $30.7 billion 7,436 $4,128,563
2012 $32.4 billion 7,827 $4,139,517
2011 $32.4 billion 8,751 $3,702,434
 
 

8(a) Spending by Agency

AGENCY 2023 2022 2021
Agency for International Development $ 295,427,880 $ 305,285,584 $ 276,581,986
Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled $ 2,439,702 $ 530,128 $ 921,235
Commodity Futures Trading Commission $ 20,377,663 $ 20,401,987 $ 14,304,807
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau $ 35,334,142 $ 29,222,231 $ 15,244,239
Consumer Product Safety Commission $ 13,074,571 $ 12,637,156 $ 9,242,803
Corporation for National and Community Service $ 6,555,827 $ 5,250,909 $ 4,278,627
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency $ 448,744 $ 1,394,806 $ 51,800
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency $ 14,610,021 $ 16,542,235 $ 8,754,946
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board $ 4,685,013 $ 5,849,677 $ 4,147,057
Department of Agriculture $ 1,190,460,456 $ 1,002,138,155 $ 771,873,321
Department of Commerce $ 686,602,111 $ 575,161,746 $ 550,617,049
Department of Defense $ 14,177,267,078 $ 15,758,884,130 $ 15,115,202,353
Department of Education $ 105,346,366 $ 121,547,852 $ 111,533,457
Department of Energy $ 527,496,793 $ 402,776,215 $ 437,660,577
Department of Health and Human Services $ 2,803,268,998 $ 2,726,031,025 $ 3,263,477,404
Department of Homeland Security $ 2,554,985,916 $ 2,172,169,891 $ 2,034,421,183
Department of Housing and Urban Development $ 144,523,559 $ 112,023,740 $ 76,288,989
Department of Justice $ 793,261,156 $ 624,510,950 $ 620,458,777
Department of Labor $ 399,973,093 $ 354,162,110 $ 447,779,132
Department of State $ 1,819,656,824 $ 1,682,856,736 $ 1,844,603,124
Department of the Interior $ 1,057,707,582 $ 1,021,096,941 $ 785,104,572
Department of the Treasury $ 802,418,660 $ 665,709,256 $ 513,373,497
Department of Transportation $ 847,344,302 $ 824,450,103 $ 724,013,031
Department of Veterans Affairs $ 505,117,524 $ 385,539,743 $ 415,834,032
District of Columbia Courts $ 959,235 $ 313,633 $ 321,779
Environmental Protection Agency $ 177,162,859 $ 151,062,614 $ 158,258,443
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission $ 1,264,506 $ 1,319,471 $ 1,839,949
Executive Office of the President $ 2,609,247 $ 5,164,167 $ 8,341,531
Export-Import Bank of the United States $ 5,173,905 $ 5,099,856 $ 7,806,388
Federal Communications Commission $ 16,470,540 $ 17,586,001 $ 23,419,459
Federal Election Commission $ 1,922,206 $ 1,337,134 $ 703,214
Federal Labor Relations Authority $ 745,002 $ 254,423 $ 474,412
Federal Maritime Commission $ 1,039,627 $ 1,047,363 $ 441,880
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service $ 3,590,235 $ 568,921 $ 774,223
Federal Trade Commission $ 9,933,496 $ 8,627,032 $ 10,863,926
General Services Administration $ 1,608,013,070 $ 1,468,165,330 $ 1,338,475,426
Government Accountability Office $ 7,192,095 $ 5,387,558 $ 5,122,826
Institute of Museum and Library Services $ 3,102,224 $ 1,559,157 $ 1,893,063
International Trade Commission $ 3,877,032 $ 3,767,292 $ 3,241,325
Merit Systems Protection Board $ 1,200,244 $ 770,068 $ 70,293
Millennium Challenge Corporation $ 7,650,495 $ 6,634,211 $ 6,508,685
National Aeronautics and Space Administration $ 715,364,920 $ 749,613,028 $ 709,562,833
National Archives and Records Administration $ 61,507,123 $ 43,664,970 $ 28,806,151
National Endowment for the Arts $ 1,680,017 $ 2,092,490 $ 1,907,276
National Gallery of Art $ 792,857 $ 1,622,285 $ 648,535
National Labor Relations Board $ 17,713,021 $ 11,967,553 $ 10,397,802
National Science Foundation $ 84,717,619 $ 68,884,543 $ 57,837,294
National Transportation Safety Board $ 1,165,229 $ 617,887 $ 1,213,125
Nuclear Regulatory Commission $ 23,102,904 $ 27,791,359 $ 38,848,898
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission $ 35,474 $ 41,650 $ 41,992
Office of Personnel Management $ 89,288,770 $ 85,912,067 $ 89,306,688
Peace Corps $ 9,218,398 $ 9,709,216 $ 14,010,055
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation $ 6,002,314 $ 10,802,054 $ 30,989,322
Railroad Retirement Board $ 2,551,997 $ 1,857,412 $ 1,988,059
Securities and Exchange Commission $ 119,884,608 $ 103,011,430 $ 108,439,506
Selective Service System $ 3,541,483 $ 1,300,919 $ 161,957
Small Business Administration $ 175,797,554 $ 302,708,351 $ 249,304,817
Smithsonian Institution $ 26,041,548 $ 25,599,194 $ 35,402,325
Social Security Administration $ 163,633,043 $ 139,022,339 $ 63,873,866
U.S. Agency for Global Media $ 11,263,152 $ 9,662,800 $ 11,847,270
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation $ 11,237,663 $ 5,168,760 $ 4,044,924
United States Trade and Development Agency $ 3,926,776 $ 3,302,319 $ 4,388,045

ADDITIONAL 8(A) PROGRAM SUPPORT SERVICES

Many of our clients purchase assistance with additional socioeconomic certifications, such as WOSB, HUBZone, SDVOSB, MBE, DBE, WBE, and more such as GSA Schedule, at the time of purchasing our 8(a) Full Support Package. We are able to deeply discount the fees for the additional applications due to paperwork redundancies between programs. Ez8a also performs 1010C Business Plans, Annual Recertification and assistance with Business Development. To learn more about these packages, please use the hyperlinks to our site content.
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