Your Partner In Innovation
ICA holds a Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) certification, which qualifies ICA as eligible to contract directly with federal agencies, and to compete for the SBA program’s sole-source and competitive set-aside contracts.
Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act created the 8(a) business development program to enable the SBA to assist small disadvantaged firms in developing and growing their businesses. Firms, such as ICA, which apply to the program, are rigorously evaluated on ownership, operations, financial health, and past performance.
Once approved as a certified contractor, ICA was required to provide the SBA with a detailed business plan, and demonstrate annually its continued success as a viable, strong business entity. ICA is certified by the SBA for a period of nine years. The SBA has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with federal agencies, allowing them to contract directly with certified 8(a) firms.
As a participant in the 8(a) program, ICA can receive sole source contracts up to a ceiling of $4 million annually for goods and services. The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Sole Source vehicle enables agencies to engage in direct buy contracts with certified contractors, such as ICA.
ICA meets the rigorous criteria for 8(a) certification, and continually showed that it is a viable and strong business for more than three years.
SBA 8(a) Cert
ICA is a SBA certified 8(a) business. Our rapidly growing firm and highly experienced management team bring decades of government contracting, program management and technical experience to our clients. We are looking for additions to our team. If you have relevant experience, a sense of humor, and a desire to be a part of an inclusive team – we’d like to talk to you!
ICA is an innovative force driving transformative solutions for prestigious institutions like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Our dedication to cutting-edge technology and impactful partnerships has established us as an essential collaborator in Artificial Intelligence, analytics, and research landscapes.
Our team of dedicated experts works tirelessly across multiple program offices to spearhead groundbreaking initiatives that address pressing challenges and shape the future of healthcare, aviation, and public services. By leveraging advanced AI, analytics, and research methodologies, ICA continues to develop and implement forward-thinking strategies that revolutionize the way these vital organizations operate.
At ICA, we believe that a compelling fusion of technology, business process expertise, and collaboration is paramount to achieving sustainable progress. Our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation is evident in the myriad of AI-driven solutions we create, which not only elevate the capabilities of our esteemed partners but also foster a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals.
Join us on our mission to harness the transformative power of intelligence-enabled integration and be a part of shaping a brighter, more resilient future for all.
Our Approach To Partnerships
Clients and Partners
ICA proactively partners with leading practitioners from industry and academia to support critical research initiatives, including Aligning prominent experts with high priority efforts ensures our clients receive the best in class support and quality results.
8(a) pathway and performance provide compelling capability and confidence to support
Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act as amended by Congress created the 8(a) business development program to enable SBA to assist small disadvantaged firms to develop and grow their businesses. Firms that apply to the program are rigorously evaluated on ownership, operations, financial health, and past performance.
Once accepted, a firm is required to provide SBA with a detailed business plan and demonstrate annually continued success as a viable, strong business entity.