DBISP Receives SBA 8(a) Certification
DBISP LLC, a small minority-owned business located in Indianapolis, Indiana, announced today that it is now certified as an 8(a) small business from the Small Business Administration.
The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program assists small disadvantaged businesses by allowing them to compete for sole source government contracts for goods and services. Certification into the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program is a stringent process in which the business needs to be controlled and owned by an individual that is at least 51% socially or economically disadvantaged. The program spans over nine years with a four year developmental stage and five year transition stage. Within that time, SBA closely monitors the progress of the business on each stage to make sure they are accomplishing their goals.
Established in 1999, DBISP LLC originally offered IT services such as web design and hosting, but since 2005, has expanded their product portfolio. DBISP LLC is a single source provider for all business needs: IT services and supplies, office, industrial, and medical supplies. As well as being recently 8(a) certified, DBISP has several GSA Schedules and TIPS cooperative purchasing contracts, offering their products to the federal/state/local and K-12 and universities throughout the country.