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How to Sole Source with Platinum

8(a) Sole Source Contract to Platinum Business Services In Six Easy Steps

The SBA enables agencies to award an 8(a) sole-source contract to Platinum Business Services if:

  • You determine that Platinum Business Services is responsible and can perform the work.
  • The resulting contract can be awarded at a fair market price.
  • The government estimate does not exceed $4.5 million.
  • Contracting Office (Government / Customer) must comply with FAR Parts 19.804-2 and 19.805-1 (b) (2).

Platinum is also an SBA Certified SDVOSB and HUBZone company with similar steps to award a Sole Source contract to a qualified contractor.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business program

HUBZone program

8(a) Identify Requirements

The Government program manager or interested party develops a statement of work (SOW), prepares a government estimate, and obtains the necessary funding.

8(a) Decision to Sole Source

The Government program manager or interested party chooses Platinum Business Services to support the targeted scope of work and submits a procurement request to the agency contracting officer.

8(a) SBA Worksheet

The agency contracting officer prepares and submits an “Offer Letter” to the U.S. Small Business Administration: The Business Opportunity Specialist is Mr. Justin Chen, Baltimore District Office (410) 244-3353
8(a) sole source offer letter template | GSA

8(a) SBA Review and Acceptance

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 Platinum Business Services.

It usually takes no more than a few days for the SBA to approve the request.

8(a) Negotiations and Scope Definition

The government agency and Platinum Business Services enters into negotiations resulting in a proposal which is evaluated and approved by the agency.

8(a) Contract Award

The contract is awarded to Platinum Business Services.

A copy of the contract, along with the SBA approval letter, needs to be sent to the SBA representative.