Section 8(a) Business Development Program

Section 8(a) Business Development Program

Definition

A program run by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and authorized under Section 2[8](a) of the Small Business Act, Section 8(a) helps small businesses that are majority owned and controlled by socially-and-economically disadvantaged individuals compete for government procurement contracts without needing to go through the full-and-open procurement process. Businesses are only qualified for Section 8(a) for a fixed term of years.

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