8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business Program
The 8(a) program is intended to benefit both the client and Ingenicomm through mechanisms that ensure quality performance. Prior to its entry into the program, Ingenicomm was subjected to a rigorous review of its ownership, management, operations, experience, and financial performance. Once its disadvantaged business status was verified and the viability of the organization was demonstrated, Ingenicomm was accepted into the program.
Under the 8(a) program, sole-source contracts of up to $4 million for services and $6 million for manufacturing are usually approved in a matter of days. Federal agencies with a Small Business Program will understand how to guide their contracting officers, planners, and engineers through the 8(a) sole-source contract program. Because the 8(a) program is a federal mandate, agencies get credit for the amount of work they issue to an 8(a) firm.
Upon its acceptance into the program, Ingenicomm was assigned a primary NAICS code of 541519 based on the company's qualifications and experience. Ingenicomm may also be awarded sole-source contracts under another NAICS code as long as it is qualified to perform the required service or task.