Overview

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Fast track your path to success in the world of government contracting by teaming with Global Security Management Agency (GSMA). Founded in 1993, GSMA is a veteran-owned, Native American, Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) serving the government and commercial sectors.

We are looking to partner with companies who want to bring their products and services to more government buyers, utilizing our 8(a) and Native American business dispensations as a means to get sole source contracts and to participate in 8(a) or Native American set-aside solicitations. Please review our tool kit and learn how to pursue new set-aside business opportunities with the U.S. federal government and create new revenue streams and vertical markets by partnering with GSMA.

As a SBA certified 8(a) firm, GSMA holds one of the most sought-after competitive advantages in the world of government contracting. We are uniquely positioned to bid for contracts that are not available to non-8(a) firms.

Understanding the 8(a) Business Development Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has created the 8(a) Business Development Program to help small disadvantaged businesses that meet specific socio-economic criteria compete effectively in the federal government marketplace. Designed for firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, the 8(a) Program helps these businesses gain a foothold in federal government contracting by competing in set-aside procurements against like-sized companies, and to even receive sole-source awards when these entities fill a specific mission need deemed unique and essential by a government buyer. Businesses who receive 8(a) certification have passed rigorous vetting and performance requirements established by the SBA.

How it Works

  • 1. Team

    Establish a partnership with GSMA by providing a letter of consent authorizing us to serve as a value-added reseller (VAR) of your products and services.

  • 2. Target

    GSMA will target and search for government contracting opportunities utilizing the NAICS codes that you provide. To maximize our efforts, your company can provide leads - including current and potential government accounts - that we can jointly pursue and market your products and services to. We can also work together to inform government buyers that they can now procure your products via a SBA Certified 8(a) business and take advantage of contracting vehicles such as set-aside solicitations and sole source contracts.

  • 3. Sell

    Work with GSMA to bid on contracts and increase your sales to the U.S. federal government market!

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It’s easy to get started! Simply download our 8(a) Partnership Tool Kit , review the quick start checklist and you’re on your way to becoming a GSMA partner!