SBA Announces 8(a) Certification for Inserso

On September 23, 2004, the Small Business Administration announced the formal 8(a) certification for Inserso, the Annandale-based application development and eBusiness consulting company. In the process, Inserso also automatically qualified for Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) certification.

"We have been in business for over 10 years and have a long list of satisfied customers in the commercial, non-profit and government markets," said Hamid Moinamin, CEO of Inserso. "The 8(a) certification allows an easier contract vehicle for our government customers, and it allows Inserso to expand further into the government market." While many 8(a) certified companies are only two to three years old, Inserso recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and brings with it a solid track record, including clients such as The League of Women Voters and the commonwealth of Virginia.

The SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program was created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. Designated companies can benefit from an array of services, including support for government contractors, access to capital, management and technical assistance, and export assistance. The SBA accomplishes this goal by supporting community-based small businesses, which in turn revitalize neighborhoods, creating jobs and encouraging local economic growth. Inserso's term in the 8(a) program will last nine years.