Due to the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19, the U.S. Small Business Administration has placed a moratorium on the requirement that participants in the agency’s 8(a) business development program must establish a bona fide place of business in any specific geographic location in order to be awarded any construction contract. The moratorium applies to all 8(a) program construction contracts that are offered between Aug. 25 and Sept. 30, 2022.

The SBA believes this modification to the 8(a) program will make it easier for small disadvantaged businesses to be eligible to be awarded 8(a) construction contracts. Firms participating in the 8(a) program can email questions to their local servicing district office or visit: 8(a) Business Development Program at sba.gov.