How to Sole Source to TTW Solutions

8(a) Regulations: 

  • Federal law allows Federal Agencies to award sole source contracts to the SBA on behalf of an
  • Eligible 8(a) firm of their choice. Participants can receive sole source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services.

8(a) Benefits:

  • The 8(a) sole source vehicle provides agencies a simplified and shortened acquisition procedure:
  • Streamlined process and reduced decision cycle: the time required to award an 8(a) sole source contract is usually within days.
  • Lowered administrative costs: procurement process and time is reduced from an average of 60-90 days to a minimum (usually a few days).
  • Best value in Price: expedited negotiation where agency negotiates with the firm directly to get the best value.
  • Credit for promoting 8(a) small business participation within agency.
  • Can initiate a contract with a simple high-level statement of work.
  • Expedited support for mission readiness.

How to Award an 8(a) Sole Source Contract: 

  1. The Government Program Manager or interested party develops a statement of work, prepares a government estimate, and obtains the necessary funding.
  2. The Government Program Manager or interested party chooses TTW Solutions to perform the work and submits a procurement request to the agency Contracting Officer.
  3. The agency Contracting Officer prepares and submits an “Offer Letter” to TTW Solutions’ SBA Business Development Support Team at
  4. SBA processes the Offer Letter and returns it to the agency Contracting Officer who submits the Statement of Work and Request for Proposal or Quotation to TTW Solutions.
  5. TTW Solutions submits the proposal, which is evaluated and negotiated (if necessary) by the agency.
  6. The contract is awarded to TTW Solutions.


These steps can normally be accomplished within a few days. It is also worthwhile to mention that TTW Solutions has a great working relationship with the SBA‐assigned Business Development Support Team who is willing to help clarify any issue related to the 8(a) program and facilitate any contract award.