8(a) Sole Source

Direct (Sole Source) 8(a) Awards

The 8(a) Sole Source vehicle provides agencies a number of benefits:

  • Simplified and shortened acquisition procedure
  • Lower administrative costs
  • Small business participation credit within the agency
  • Direct negotiations which allows for best value pricing and seamless program integration
Steps to establish 8(a) Sole Source Contract with phia
  1. The Government program manager or interested party develops a statement of work, prepares a Government estimate, and obtains the necessary funding.
  2. The Government program manager or interested party chooses phia to perform the work and submits a procurement request to the agency contracting officer.
  3. The agency contracting officer prepares and submits an “Offer Letter” to dcofferletters@sba.gov.
  4. SBA processes the Offer Letter and returns it to the agency contracting officer who submits the Statement of Work and Request for Proposal or Quotation to phia.
  5. phia submits the proposal which is evaluated and negotiated (if necessary) by the agency.
  6. The contract is awarded to phia.

The entire process can be completed in 5-10 business days or less.