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8(a) Offering Letter to Washington Metropolitan Area District Office

8(a) Offering Letter to Washington Metropolitan Area DistrictOffice


E-mail 8(a) Offering Letter to


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Please note: This is an interagency correspondence; therefore, the potential 8(a) firm should not be included.

The Offering Letter must include the following information:

1. A description of the work to be performed;

2. The estimated period of Performance;

3. The NAICS Code that applies to the principal nature of the acquisition;

4. The anticipated dollar value of the requirement, including options, if any;

5. Any special restrictions or geographical limitations on the requirement;

6. The location of the work to be performed for construction procurements;

7. Any special capabilities or disciplines needed for contract performance;

8. The type of contract to be awarded, such as firm fixed price, cost reimbursement, or time and materials;

9. The acquisition history, if any, of the requirement;

10. The names and addresses of any small business contractors which have performed on this requirement during the previous 24 months;

11. 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/FBO) has been made showing the procuring activity’s clear intent to use any of these means of procurement;

12. 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:

(i) The Participant, through its own efforts, marketed the requirement and caused it to be reserved for the 8(a) BD program;


(ii) The acquisition is a follow-on or renewal contract and the nominated concern is the incumbent;

13. Bonding requirements, if applicable;

14. Identification of all Participants which have expressed an interest in being considered for the acquisition;

15. Identification of all SBA field offices which have requested that the requirement be awarded through the 8(a) BD Program;

16. 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

17. Any other information that the procuring activity deems relevant or which SBA requests.

Also include a Statement of Work (SOW).

Also include contact person’s name, telephone, e-mail address, physical address, and FAX Number.

Please address the 8(a) Offering Letter to:

Ms. Shuraie Mackin
Deputy District Director / 8(a) Business Development
SBA Washington Metropolitan Area District Office
409 3rd St SW, Floor 2
Washington, DC 20416


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