SBA 8(a) Certified

Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)) established a program that authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to enter into all types of contracts with other agencies and let subcontractors for performing those contracts to firms eligible for program participation. The SBA’s subcontractors are referred to as “8(a) contractors.”

What are the advantages of using an 8(a) contractor for my requirements?

Contracts can be directly awarded to an 8(a) firm, up to $4M for Services and $6M for Manufacturing, without most of the normal contracting process overheads:

• A qualified 8(a) firm is considered to be a sole source justification which means Justification & Approval (J&A) are not required for contract award per FAR 6.204, FAR 6.302-5(b)(4), and 15 U.S.C. 637.
• 8(a) contracts are one of the exceptions listed in FAR 5.202(a)(4), which waive the requirement to publish the synopses of contract actions for section 8(a) of the Small Business Act.
• Can continue to use same 8(a) firm for follow-on contracts per FAR 19.805-2(d). 8(a) contracts can be issued much quicker than other processes, even IDIQ type task orders.

• Even over the $4M/$6M threshold SBA may accept sole source if there is not a reasonable expectation that at least two eligible and responsible 8(a) firms will submit offers at a fair market price per FAR 19.805-1(b).

Field Certifications

PowerSolutions ensures that all of its key field personnel are certified in regards to safety and quality operations. Certifications we carry include:

  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER
  • CPR
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management
  • ECATTS
  • Equipment Operation Certifications
  • Government

    PowerSolutions knows how to meet the specific needs of government agencies. We serve local, state and federal government agencies, including the FBI, the U.S. Army, and HUD. We can serve as a contracting vehicle and have extensive minority certifications.
  • Healthcare

    From hospitals to medical buildings, elder care to treatment centers, mission-critical institutions whose power systems cannot fail rely on PowerSolutions for their electrical needs. Reliability, quality, and expertise - we provide our medical and healthcare clients what they need.
  • Commercial

    Developers and owners select PowerSolutions for projects from start-ups to global enterprises. Our specialty services include data center design and build, retail centers, healthcare facilities, and hospitals.
  • Multifamily

    We design and build high-density residential properties to incorporate attention to detail, modern technology and comfortable living. PowerSolutions projects range from small multifamily properties to large residential complexes.
  • Hospitality

    Your impressive occupancy rate is supported by our track record of on-time completion. The PowerSolutions team can implement everything from small facelifts and new builds to complete start-to-finish large scale remodels.