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Octo Consulting Group Receives 8(a) Certification from US Small Business Administration
Jay Shah

19-May-2011

McLean, VA – Octo Consulting Group, a leading provider of technology and management consulting services to the Federal government, has been chosen to participate in the SBA's 8 (a) Small Business Development Program.  The certification will allow Octo Consulting to receive business development assistance and to bid on contracts that are specifically for SBA 8(a) participants. Octo Consulting plans to work closely with the SBA, firmly establishing itself in the federal market and continuing to develop excellent long-term business relationships by helping its customers offer accessible solutions.

"We are excited and thrilled to be accepted into the SBA 8(a) program," said Mehul Sanghani, President and Founder of Octo Consulting Group. "We feel it is designed to help small companies compete, and allow them to be viable enterprises for the long term.  We also understand that being in the SBA program is a temporary thing so we want to take advantage of it while we can, while continuing to focus on long-term growth and winning competitive deals.  We believe that 8(a) firms must make certain they have a competitive business mix so they can get revenue not only under the set-aside portion of the program, but in open competition."

The SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.

About Octo Consulting Group:

Octo Consulting Group is a leading provider of technology and management consulting services to the Federal government.  Octo Consulting Group is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and was recently named the 23rd fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. Magazine. 

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