Global Data Solutions Inc. awarded 8(a) Sole Source Contract
Global Data Solutions Inc. (GDS) provides exceptional IT, Data Sciences, Engineering & Consulting services through various contract vehicles which can be utilized for your requirements to support agency critical mission
8(a) Sole Source : The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Sole Source vehicle enables agencies to engage in direct buy contracts with certified contractors. GLOBAL DATA SOLUTIONS INC SBA 8(a) and SDB business development certification is valid through January 30, 2023.
8(a) Sole Source Benefits:
The 8(a) sole source vehicle provides agencies a simplified and shortened acquisition procedure:
- Reduced decision cycle: the time required to award an 8(a) sole source contract is usually within days.
- Lowered administrative costs: procurement process and time is reduced to a minimum.
- Prices reflecting the best value: agency negotiates with the firm directly to get the best value.
- Credit for promoting small business participation within agency.
- Can initiate a contract with a simple high level statement of work.
Simple Steps to Establish 8(a) Sole Source Contract with Global Data Solutions Inc.
- The Government program manager or interested party develops a statement of work, prepares government estimate, and obtains the necessary funding.
- The Government program manager or interested party chooses Global Data Solutions Inc. to perform the work and submits a procurement request to the agency contracting officer.
The agency contracting officer prepares and submits an “Offer Letter” to GDS’s SBA
Business Development Specialist at 8 (a) Business Development Program at below
8 (a) Business Development Program Team
U.S. Small Business Administration - WMADO
409 3rd Street, SW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20416
Office Phone: 202-205-8800
- 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 Global Data Solutions Inc.
- Global Data Solutions Inc. submits the proposal which is evaluated and negotiated (if necessary) by the agency.
- The contract is awarded to Global Data Solutions Inc.
These steps can be accomplished within few days in most cases. It is also worthwhile to mention that Global Data Solutions Inc. has a great working relationship with the SBA Business Development Specialist (BDS) Team who is willing to help clarify any issue related to the 8(a) program and facilitate any contract awards.