SBA 8(a) Sole-Source

Sole-Source directly to Agil3Tech. We are 8(a) certified by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). As an 8(a) participant, we can receive sole-source contracts up to $4 million. Our status facilitates non-protestable awards in as short as 5 business days.



SBA 8(a) Sole-Source

Federal Agencies

DUNS: 078681923

CAGE Code: 6TJN3

Graduation Date: October 25, 2024


This specialized process saves significant time and money, and allows ease of access to specialized technological skills and expertise, for example:

  • Simplifies procurement process for Contracting Officers and Procurement Officials

  • Speeds up a contracting process (Awards in as short as five (5) days)

  • Allows Contracting officers to work directly with Agil3Tech; do not have to solicit bids

  • Cut through the red tape. There is no delay in obtaining approval of the sole-source selection. There is no need to develop rigorous specifications for evaluation of bidders. There is no pre-award documentation.

  • Start Project on Time. Non-protestable awards

  • Quick access to specialized skills and expertise. While the main purpose of the 8(a) program is to develop 8(a) companies, the rules and regulations of the program recognize that a small business may not always possess the entire breadth of skills required by the procurement officials. For this reason the 8(a) company (Agil3Tech) is authorized to subcontract portions of the work to other companies.

  • Fueling our economic recovery working with Agil3Tech

Steps to Establish 8(a) Sole-Source:

There are basically three different options for all federal organizations to contract with Agil3Tech, an 8(a) firm.

  • Option 1: Sole-Source directly to Agil3Tech a Single award up to $4M

    Any federal agency can identify work especially suited for Agil3Tech, an 8(a) firm, and can set-aside the project without advertising in FedBizOpps/Commerce Business Daily. This allows the federal agency to directly award a professional service contract to an 8(a) firm without lengthy contracting delays.

    If this option is chosen, the steps typically followed for working with Agil3Tech under an 8(a) contract are as follows:

    1.   The agency's program manager or project manager (authorized procurement officials) authors a statement of work, prepares a government estimate, identifies the NAICS Code that applies to the principal nature of the acquisition, and allocates funds.

    2.   The agency chooses Agil3Tech to perform the work.

    3.   An authorization to negotiate is obtained from the SBA by filling out what is called a Small Business Coordination Record form. The authorized procurement official may consult with their Small Business Program Office and/or the agency's contracting office in order to complete the Business Coordination Record or a Procurement Request Form, depending on the agency. Federal departments typically have different forms. For example, the DOD agencies use DD Form 2579.

    4.   The prepared contract documents must include the following statement: "Request procurement be made pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act 15 U.S.C. 637(a) and in accordance with FAR 19.8."

    5.   Once the procurement request has been made, the Small Business Deputy or the Contract Officer prepares an offer letter or a proposed project form (FAR 19.804-2). Download 8(a) Offer Letter template for the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office. E-mail 8(a) Offering Letter to

    6.   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 Agil3Tech.

    7.   Agil3Tech submits the proposal package which is evaluated and negotiated (as needed) by the agency.

    8.   The contract is awarded in a short period of time to Agil3Tech.

  • Option 2: Sole-Source an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) for specialized Cyber Security Services to Agil3Tech

    • When an agency finds an 8(a) company, such as Agil3Tech, that they would like to utilize on a regular basis, the agency can choose to award a sole-source Cyber Security Services IDIQ contract. Preparation of this IDIQ is very cost-effective for the agency as it minimizes the length of time involved in contracting out individual task orders and it is not as costly and time-consuming to award as a competitive IDIQ. This type of contracting mechanism can be awarded very much like the sole-source contracts described above.

  • Option 3: Sole-Source a Basic Order Agreement (BOA) to Agil3Tech

    • A Basic Order Agreement (BOA) can also be awarded on a sole-source basis under the 8(a) program. A BOA is a written instrument of understanding, negotiated between an agency, contracting activity, or contracting office and a contractor, that contains the following items:

  1.  Terms, conditions, and clauses applying to future contracts (orders) between the parties during its term.
  2.  A specific description of supplies or services to be provided
  3.  Methods for pricing, issuing, and delivering future orders under the Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA).

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WOSB and EDWOSB Sole-Source

Agil3Tech, a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), participates in the Federal Contract Set-Aside program which authorizes Federal contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible Women-owned small businesses. Agil3Tech can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services.



SBA 8(a) Sole-Source

Federal Agencies

DUNS: 078681923

CAGE Code: 6TJN3

Certified: February 2013

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U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Federal Agencies

Information Technology (IT-70)

Contract Number: GS-35F-097DA

SIN 132-51 (IT Services)

Effective: 12/14/2015

GSA Alliant Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC)*

Federal Agencies

Performance Period: May 1, 2009 to April 30, 2019

Contract Ceiling: $50B

*Access as a Subcontractor