Pinao Consulting is a Small Business Administration certified 8(a) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).
The 8(a) program is intended to benefit both the client as well as the contractor through mechanisms that ensure quality performance. Prior to acceptance into the program, the contractor is subjected to a rigorous review of its ownership, daily management, operations, experience, and financial status. Only those contractors that can document disadvantaged business status and demonstrate the viability of the organization are accepted into the program. Once accepted, the contractor is required to provide the SBA with a detailed business plan that must be updated annually.
8(a) participants can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services. Sole source contracts are usually approved in a matter of days. Because the 8(a) program is a Federal mandate, Federal Agencies get credit for work they issue to an 8(a), disadvantaged businesses, and small businesses.