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8(a) Business Development Program Workshop

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SBA San Antonio District Office

615 E. Houston St

Ste. 298

San Antonio, Texas 78205

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Did you know the federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year?

Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector.

Learn how SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. 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.

Benefits of the Program

  • Participants can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. While we help 8(a) firms build their competitive and institutional know-how, we also encourage you to participate in competitive acquisitions.

8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts. This enhances the ability of 8(a) firms to perform larger prime contracts and overcome the effects of contract bundling, the combining of two or more contracts together into one large contract. Also, see the Mentor-Protégé Program for more information on allowing starting 8(a) companies to learn the ropes from other more experienced businesses.




Parking Options - Price may vary

City of San Antonio Public Parking Lot on E. Houston St. under IH37 overpass, next to the Red Roof Inn $2.50/per day

Meters behind Hipolito F. Federal Building on various streets

First Presbyterian Church Parking Lot - McCullough Ave at Ave E
Scottish Rite Parking Lot - 4th Aly

Houston Street Garage (hourly/flat rate) - 240E. Houston
Convention Center Garage (flat rate) - 850 E. COmmerce
St. Mary's Street Garage (flat rate) - 400 N. St. Mary's
Houston/Nolan Lot (Daily/flat rate) - Houston at Elm

Central Parking:

Bonham Lot (flat rate) - 330 Ave E.
Medical Arts Lot (flate rate) - 304 Ave E.
Crockett Lot II (flat rate) - 824 E. Houston St.
Travis Lot (flat rate) - 201 Broadway
Bowie Lot II (flat rate) - 328 E. Crockett/Bowie
Commerce St. Garage II (hourly rate) - 849 E. Commerce
Crockett St. Garage II (hourly rate) - 300 E. Crockett
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Garage - 110 Lasoya St.

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SBA San Antonio District Office

615 E. Houston St

Ste. 298

San Antonio, Texas 78205

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