ORLANDO, FL, August 23, 2017. – JIRACOR, an Orlando-based engineering and manufacturing defense contractor has been awarded 8(a) certification from the US Small Business Administration (SBA).
The SBA 8(a) certification is a unique program for the federal government marketplace that offers specialized business training, counseling, marketing assistance and high-level executive development provided by the SBA and their resource partners.
JIRACOR is now among a relatively small group of companies that are positioned to receive sole source contracts from the federal government. They are attractive as partners for larger businesses and as participants in joint ventures, enabling them to learn from other more experienced businesses.
Participants in SBA’s 8(a) nine-year business assistance program for small, disadvantaged businesses can gain a foothold in government contracting and may receive sole-source contracts worth up to $4 million for engineering services and $7 million in manufacturing.