Benefits of the 8(a) Sole Source Vehicle

The 8(a) sole source vehicle provides agencies with a simplified and shortened acquisition procedure that:

  • Reduces the acquisition cycle to days
  • Lowers administrative costs
  • Initiates a contract with a high‐level Statement of Work
  • Directly negotiates best value pricing and
  • Allows credit for small business promotion within the Agency


GSA STARS II simplifies the acquisition of IT services from certified 8(a) small and disadvantaged businesses allowing federal agencies to earn 8(a) credit while obtaining reliable and pre-competed support.

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How to Directly Award INODE an 8(a) Sole Source Contract

Offer Letter Contents

Offer letters must contain:

  1. A description of the work to be performed;
  2. Scope Compatibility Review Request Form;
  3. The estimated period of performance;
  4. The NAICS code that applies to the principal nature of the acquisition;
  5. The anticipated dollar value of the requirement, including options, if any;
  6. Any special restrictions or geographical limitations on the requirement;
  7. The location of the work to be performed for construction procurements;
  8. Any special capabilities or disciplines needed for contract performance;
  9. The type of contract to be awarded, such as firm fixed price, cost reimbursement, or time and materials;
  10. The acquisition history, if any, of the requirement;
  11. The names and addresses of any small business contractors which have performed on this requirement during the previous 24 months;
  12. A statement that prior to the offering no solicitation for the specific acquisition has been issued as a small business set-aside, or as a small disadvantaged business set-aside if applicable, and that no other public communication (such as a notice in the Commerce Business Daily) has been made showing the procuring activity’s clear intent to use any of these means of procurement.
  13. Identification of any specific Participant that the procuring activity contracting officer nominates for award of a sole source 8(a) contract, if appropriate, including a brief justification for the nomination, such as one of the following:
  14. The Participant, through its own efforts, marketed the requirement and caused it to be reserved for the 8(a) BD program; or
  15. The acquisition is a follow-on or renewal contract and the nominated concern is the incumbent;
  16. Bonding requirements, if applicable;
  17. Identification of all Participants which have expressed an interest in being considered for the acquisition;
  18. Identification of all SBA field offices which have requested that the requirement be awarded through the 8(a) BD program;
  19. A request, if appropriate, that a requirement whose estimated contract value is under the applicable competitive threshold be awarded as an 8(a) competitive contract; and
  20. Any other information that the procuring activity deems relevant or which SBA requests.

Company Information

Name: inode ink Corporation
DUNS Number: 025275721
CAGE Code: 5GZN7
8(a) Certification: Yes
Socioeconomic Data: Minority-owned Small Business
Address: 390 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 350, Broomfield, CO 80021
Point of Contact: Jessica Hagood, Contracts Manager
Phone: 720-771-9786

Offer Letter Submission

The procuring activity contracting officer indicates formal intent to award a procurement requirement as an 8(a) contract by submitting a written offering letter to SBA. The procuring activity may transmit the offering letter to SBA by email, fax, as well as postal mail. Please direct completed offer letters as well as any questions you might have to:

Eric J. Rettig
Business Opportunity Specialist
Colorado District Office
Small Business Administration

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