ARLINGTON, VA – GreenZone Solutions Inc. is excited to announce it has been certified as an 8(A) firm by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The 8(A) Business Development Program was established by the SBA to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the government marketplace by providing development assistance and additional opportunities. To receive certification for these programs by the SBA, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Be a small business,
- Unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character,
- Be a citizen of the United States,
- Must demonstrate the potential for success.
As a certified 8(A) firm, GreenZone will be part of a select group which qualifies for contracts set-aside explicitly for 8(A) firms. These contracts, known as sole source contracts, allow GreenZone to directly communicate with the source or client during negotiations without competition. Statements of Work (SOW) are used by the source to choose their partner which greatly reduces the acquisition time and allows firms to quickly begin providing services to the client. As a member of the 8(A) program, GreenZone now has the opportunity to collaborate creating joint ventures on larger prime contracts.
“We’re excited to become a part of the SBA’s 8(A) program. It enables us to leverage our expertise and capabilities, providing a quicker acquisition experience for federal partners. The program is a huge success for the SBA and the federal government. GreenZone seeks to leverage its membership as a certified 8(A) firm to collaborate with our numerous government partners rapidly delivering exceptional data management and analytics, IT PMO, and financial management services.” – Qasim Hussain (Chief Operating Officer)
Additional benefits of being an 8(A) Sole Source member include: reduced contract award time, lower administrative costs, direct agency negotiations (to ensure top value), pricing based on best value, and the opportunity to initiate contracts with a high-level SOW. GreenZone will be an SBA 8(A) certified partner until May 2022 The company will fully utilize the benefits of the 8(A) program, including sole source contracts and new opportunities to build teams for prime contracts.
About GreenZone Solutions, Inc.
GreenZone is a company committed to doing things differently. Rather than attempting to do everything for everyone, our focus is on specializing in certain key capabilities and doing them extremely well. Firstly, GreenZone is passionate about every aspect of data services, from strategy to execution, from architecture to analytics. Secondly, GreenZone’s Agile practitioners are paving the way for IT transformation with an aggressive aim at reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and iteratively delivering capability and functionality to help improve the mission. Lastly, GreenZone is committed to working closely with financial executives and managers to streamline, integrate, and automate the way budget and performance data drive decision making. GreenZone delivers dynamic and innovative solutions to meet our federal and private sector clients’ most complex needs. GreenZone Solutions is an SBA-Certified 8(a) WOSB & EDWOSB.
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