Applying for SBA 8a certification can be confusing, and time-consuming. Oftentimes, small businesses are surprised when the SBA informs them that their 8a application did not make it past the initial screening phase. Getting 8a certified requires understanding the process and meeting the requirements. If your fail to meet the SBA 8a application requirements , you may have to wait an entire year before resubmitting your application.
To meet the 8a certification application requirements, the must also submit a social and/or economic disadvantage narrative that explains your specific situation to the SBA. This is where most 8a certification applications fail.
If you are a small business seeking to get your 8a status and take advantage of your SBA 8a certification advantages, the SBA 8a Program attorneys and consultants at Watson & Associates, LLC
can minimize the possibility of denial. We use our expertise and legal skills to guide clients through the tough issues faced by 8a certification applicants.
We have fought and overcome unlawful SBA 8a decisions and have established a national reputation as subject matter experts in this unique area of government contracts law. See our outcomes. We have successfully provided consulting services that led to approval to 8a applications and reversal of 8a denials. Our years of experience in working for the federal government put our 8a consultants and lawyers in the best position to help you.
Our SBA 8a Application services include:
· Complete application writing and review
· Guidance on narratives (this is where most people fail)
· Counsel on request for reconsiderations
· 8a terminations
· 8a appeals
· Teaming Agreements & Joint Venture Relationships
· Native American 8a Matters and Litigation.
To Speak With One of our 8a Certification Consultants, Call 1-866-601-5518 for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.
Other services include: affiliation challenges, size protest under the Ostensible Subcontractor Rule, help with social narratives, contract novation agreements, help with economic narratives, excessive withdrawals, SBA 8a certification
appeal cases, business ownership and control problems and more.
Tribal 8a Consultants: Not many government contract law firms understand the Native American and tribal 8a program. Our government contracts lawyers
understand the unique rules as applied to Alaskan Native American 8a firms and tribal 8a businesses. Watson & Associates can represent you and serve as general counsel for government contracting matters.
8a termination for failure to provide adequate information. When you receive a recommendation for 8a termination from the SBA
, you must provide a sufficient and detailed response. Watson consultants frequently help with the critical aspect of the termination process. If you fail to adequately respond. The SBA can still terminate you. You will more than likely not prevail on appeal..
Teaming: If you are already in the 8a Program, you may be wondering about teaming agreements and if they can benefit your company. Our teaming consultants and 8a certification attorneys assist numerous small and large businesses by:
Drafting effective teaming agreements
Consulting on teaming and joint venture concepts
Compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations such as FAR 9.6
Solving teaming and joint venture disputes
8a Certification and application services in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Cities in which help 8a certified businesses include: Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Port Hueneme, CA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; Seal Beach, CA; Tampa, FL; and others.
If you are a new or existing SBA 8a firm needing experienced attorneys or 8a certification application consultants contact us online or call our office at 1-866-601-5518.
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