We are extremely pleased to announce that on March 3, 2016, route7 Consulting Inc. was accepted into the United States Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development program. This nine-year business assistance program designed to enable small, disadvantaged businesses to better compete in the federal marketplace. In addition to the 8(a) certification, route7 is also a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) and an Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).
As a participant of the 8(a) program, route7 can now receive “sole-source” awards of federal contracts, up to a ceiling of $4M for products and and services. These contracts do not have to go through the normal competitive acquisition process – instead, the contract terms can be negotiated between route7 Consulting Inc. and the Federal agency. The 8(a) designation also enables route7 to bid on Federal opportunities that are set-aside for 8(a) businesses, WOSB and EDWOSB. We can also form 8(a) joint ventures with other forms that have complementary skills to bid on larger Federal contracts.
“Attaining the 8(a) status was a very lengthy process that included rigorous reviews of various aspects of our business,” said Ms. Ajitha Narayanan, President and CEO of route7 Consulting. “We started route7 with the intent of helping our Government customers to “do more with less” by providing focused IT solutions that can effectively and efficiently address their IT requirements. Being accepted into the 8(a) business development program will enable us to gain more access to the government customers and demonstrate our value proposition”, Ms. Narayanan added.
About route7 Consulting Inc.
route7 Consulting is an SBA 8(a) certified IT Solutions Provider offering products and professional services to Federal and Commercial customers. With strategic partnerships with leading OEMs such as Cisco, Microsoft, Nimble Storage and Xirrus Wireless, route7 is poised to support the next generation of IT services with hardware, software, systems integration, unified communications and collaboration (UCC), product solutions and consulting services.
The mission of route7 Consulting is to provide customers with effective and efficient solutions with high integrity and superior service and to exceed their expectations with high quality delivery on all engagements. route7 Consulting strives to develop and deliver innovative and highly efficient IT services and solutions, enabling customers to save costs and redirect those savings to other initiatives. route7 solutions are driven by a thorough understanding of our customers’ mission goals and objectives, and requirements, and are focused towards addressing these requirements in an effective and efficient manner. Such understanding also enables route7 Consulting to tailor our delivery approach in a way that we are able to execute on all our projects on-time and within the agreed upon budget with impeccable quality, thereby increasing savings for our customer.