8(a) Sole Source

MetaPhase Consulting has been certified as a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, and as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).

About SBA 8(a)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) certification program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal space.  8(a) certified firms are empowered to receive sole-source contracts up to $4 million, to partner with other business owners to bid on contracts, and to join in business education and guidance programs, such as the 8(a) BD Mentor-Protege Program.

SBA 8(a) Benefits

  • As an 8(a) certified business, federal agencies can contract directly with MetaPhase on contracts up to a ceiling of $4 million.
  • Because of our 8(a) status, MetaPhase can facilitate awards in a relatively short timeframe, eliminating time otherwise spent on RFP development, and waiting for and reviewing contractor responses.
  • Our status helps partnering agencies fulfill their commitment to teaming with small businesses.


6 Steps to a Sole Source Contract

To establish an 8(a) sole source contract with MetaPhase:

  1. The Government Program Manager develops a Statement of Work
  2. The Government Program Manager chooses to sole source to MetaPhase and coordinates with the Agency Contracting Officer
  3. The Agency Contracting Officer submits a Proposed Project Worksheet to SBA
  4. SBA approves
  5. The Agency Contracting Officer and MetaPhase negotiate and plan the project scope
  6. The sole source contract is awarded to MetaPhase


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