SBA 8(a) CONTRACTING ADVANTAGES

As an SBA-certified 8(a) – Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Phaeton Solutions offers unique advantages to Federal Government clients and Contracting Officers through our Sole Source contracting capability.

8(a) Sole Source Advantages
  • Sole Source contract can be awards up to $4 million    or less ($7 million for manufacturing).

  • Acquisition support from an SBA 8(a) Business Opportunity Specialist

  • ELIMINATE risk of protests

  • Reduce acquisition timeframe and complexity

  • Realistic, negotiated rates to retain incumbent personnel or recruit qualified talent

SBA 8(a) Sole Source Process
  • Agency identifies requirement.

  • Agency contacts Phaeton Solutions to refine the performance work statement (PWS) and any additional specifications for the contract performance.

  • Agency sends requirement to Contracts Officer with recommendation of sole source to Phaeton Solutions.

  • Contracts Officer sends offer letter to VA SBA District Office.

  • SBA verifies eligibility and accepts offer (max. 10 to 15 days).

  • SBA typically allows the Contracts Officer to work directly with Phaeton Solutions from RFP to Award.

  • Contacts Officer sends RFP to Phaeton Solutions.

  • Phaeton Solutions submits proposal.

  • Contracts Officer and Phaeton Solutions negotiate the scope/price.

  • Contracts Officer awards contract to Phaeton Solutions.

  • Phaeton Solutions sends contract copy to SBA.

SBA Approval
Negotiations
Award
Develop Requirements