May 2024


Completing Your 8(a) Application

September 24, 2014  Milwaukee
Start Date 09/24/2014
End Date 09/24/2014
Time Registration 10:00 am – 10:30 am, Program 10:30 – 11:30 am
Facility Milwaukee County Research Park (MCRP)

10437 Innovation Dr
Rm. 121
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Contact Info Joseph Smetak
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In Fiscal Year 2013, Wisconsin 8(a) certified firms were awarded more than $64 million dollars in federal prime contracts. However, the process of getting certified as an 8(a) business can often times seem daunting and overwhelming for a small businesses.  Join the Wisconsin Procurement Institute as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration for this informative session and learn which documents you need to get 8(a) certified and how to correctly fill out your application!

The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace..

What is the 8(a) Business Development Program?

  • The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The program helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting.
  • Participation in the program is divided into two phases over nine years: a four-year developmental stage and a five-year transition stage.