How to work with us – contracting

Schedule Contracts and IDIQ vehicles

PL Systems is a GSA Advantage contract holder, Contract number GS-35F-0381Y with a period of performance lasting until: May 2, 2017

PL Systems is an FAA eFAST contract holder, Contract number DTFAWA13A-00066 with a period of performance lasting until: Aug 30, 2021 as a small business, 8(a).

PL Systems is a SeaPort-e  contract holder, Contract number N00178-15-D-8366 with a period of performance lasting until: April 2020.

Making the SBA 8(a) Program work for you

U.S. Small Business Administration logo.

The Small Business Administration sponsors a program called Section 8(a) that helps Federal Government Departments to acquire services from respected and dependable minority owned small business. SBA makes it easy to buy high end Information Technology (IT) and professional services. Using the 8(a) program, agencies achieve mission critical goals cost effectively, with minimal risk, and minimal contract lead time through small business competition. Services can be procured faster, cheaper, and targeted to requiring activity needs better than other contracting channels.

When contracting under the 8(a) program, SBA serves as the prime contractor to a Department or Agency. The contract is held by SBA but work is performed by the 8(a) program participant.

Your agency works directly with the 8(a) company, PL Systems. The agency has full control over the day to day management and operations of the contract and service procured under the contract. Contracts can be Firm Fixed Price (FFP), time and materials (T&M), or structured as an IDIQ with ceiling and then incrementally funded by task.

Agencies can select their contracting team provided that the prime contractor is 8(a) certified. Subcontractors may be large businesses provided that the minority 8(a) prime has control of 51% of the labor mix.

The government may acquire services in excess of $4 million provided that the work is competed amongst other 8(a) contractors through a RFP or RFQ process.

How it Works

The process to make an 8(a) award is simple. When a program requirement is defined by a requiring activity, they contact the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and communicate a desire to work with an 8(a) company.

Our SBA representative is located in the Washington, D.C. District Office. Mr. Richard Ruiz is our Business Development Executive and a Senior Member of the Executive Staff. Mr. Ruiz is available to meet with a perspective customer to help navigate the 8(a) process, develop technical solutions, provide white papers, and work as liaison to SBA. Mr. Ruiz can be contacted at ruiz.richard@plsystems.net.