SBA 8a Request for Reconsideration
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The government contract attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC help small businesses across the country to handle the difficult process of 8a certification. We help clients to submit proper requests for reconsideration after the SBA has issued a denial letter. Each request is unique in that the SBA states your deficiencies. It also calls for specific information in each potential request for reconsideration. After all of the hard work with your SBA certification, the SBA has issued a denial letter for you 8a application. Reviewing you initial denial letter can be discouraging. However, you can review each point mentioned by the SBA and get professional help. Each program applicant has the right to request that SBA reconsider a declined application by filing a written request for reconsideration within 45 days after receiving notice that the application was declined.
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Under Title 13: Business Credit and Assistance, PART 124—8(a) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS STATUS DETERMINATIONS
Subpart A—8(a) Business Development- Applying to the 8(a) BD Program.
§ 124.205 Can an applicant ask SBA to reconsider SBA’s initial decision to decline its application?
(a) An applicant may request the AA/8(a)BD to reconsider his or her initial decline decision by filing a request for reconsideration with the SBA field office that originally processed its application. Filing means submission by personal delivery, first-class mail, express mail, facsimile transmission followed by first-class mail, or commercial delivery service. The applicant must submit its request for reconsideration within 45 days of receiving notice that its application was declined. The applicant must provide any additional information and documentation pertinent to overcoming the reason(s) for the initial decline.
(b) The AA/8(a)BD will issue a written decision within 45 days of the regional DPCE’s receipt of the applicant’s request. The AA/8(a)BD may either approve the application, deny it on the same grounds as the original decision, or deny it on other grounds. If denied, the AA/8(a)BD will explain why the applicant is not eligible for admission to the 8(a) BD program and give specific reasons for the decline.
(c) If the AA/8(a)BD declines the application solely on issues not raised in the initial decline, the applicant can ask for reconsideration as if it were an initial decline
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You have 45 calendar days from the date of the denial letter to submit your Request for Reconsideration. At Watson & Associates, our government contract small business lawyers and consultants have developed a successful record for submitting SBA 8a requests for reconsideration. We can help you by:
- Demonstrating potential for success;
- Overcoming each reason given by the SBA for the rejection;
- Business ownership and control matters;
- All matters addressed in the denial letter;
- Additional evidence and supporting documents;
- Explanations why such information was not previously submitted; and
- If necessary, supplying case law to support your position.
Increase Your Chances of Approval
When you have a team of government small business experts on your side, you can significantly increase the chances of you Request for Reconsideration being approved. Taking a chance on your own can mean waiting the mandatory 12 months from the SBA’s final decision. The following are a list of questions furnished by the SBA when reviewing you 8a application:
What factors are considered by SBA in evaluating the potential for successful 8(a) requirement? (this is a common reason for initial denial)
See also our Size Standards FAQs.
Exercise Your Appeal Rights
If your 8a application s is declined solely on issues of social disadvantage, economic disadvantage, ownership, control, or any combination of these four criteria, our attorneys and consultants can appeal your Request for Reconsideration to SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA).
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Federal law allows our government contract lawyers to represent clients with 8a reconsideration help regardless of their resident state. Watson & Associates can represent businesses in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Cities in which we practice include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.
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If you need experienced 8a Program experts to help you with a Request for Reconsideration or appeal, contact us online or call us at 866-601-5518 toll free for a free initial consultation.