National 8(a) Association Membership



Membership in the National 8(a) Association is open to all organizations, 8(a) and non-8(a) firms alike, regardless of affiliation.

Annual Member Dues- $250.00

Benefits include but are not limited to;

◦   $100.00 off of General Admission prices for the next two upcoming conferences (Max 3 per conference)

◦ A listing in our NEW member directory accessible to only members

◦   $300.00 off of exhibitor booths

◦   Access to members only webinars (coming soon)

◦   Discounted sponsorship rates

◦   Discounted price of EZGovOpps Business Intelligence tool

EZGovOpps is the only integrated project management and procurement tool for small contractors.

National 8(a) Member rates

Gold Package – 1 seat 1,300.00

Gold Package – 2 seats 1,800.00

ONLY our members get this rate, this means you can save over $1,000.00 for this product!

All of our members will be listed as National 8(a) Association Certified members in the EZGovOpps tool and members will also be able to exclusively search our directory within the tool.

If you would like more information contact a member services representative.



*Discounts and benefits are subject to termination or change at any time.
Membership is NOT retroactive and WILL NOT be applied to tickets that have already been purchased.
Refunds are on a TBD policy, and may incur any processing fees associated with PayPay.
A list of members and companies will be made available to speakers and sponsors upon request.


About Member Benefits

Each of these benefits is either in place or planned for rollout during 2014:

  • Teaming: The Association encourages partnerships that will benefit our members. By banding together, we can go after larger contracts that could not be attained by a single company. Working together will keep our businesses strong in our increasingly competitive economy.
  • Winter, Summer and Fall National Conferences - These pro-active conferences bring together disadvantaged business owners through major corporations, as well as featuring in-depth discussions, seminars, business training, powerful networking, relationship-building, match making, workshops, with Government- and industry-leading speakers. Paid members receive discounted conference fees.
  • $100 discounts at all national conferences.
  • Education: The key to every one of our conferences is the education and training sessions we offer. We have worked closely with universities – from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth to the University of Alaska; with the SBA and Small Business Development Centers and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers; and with well-known professional firms such as KPMG and Patton Boggs, LLP, to organize and deliver training sessions that benefit our members.

We strive to tailor topic and content of each education session to the needs expressed by our members. Topics have included strategic planning, finance/audit/compensation, joint ventures, subcontracting, teaming arrangements, mentor-protégé agreements, legislation, insurance and many more. This sharing of knowledge benefits us by providing expert advice and keeping us all up-to-date on the latest regulations and laws that affect each and every one of our businesses.

Did you know that although 8(a) companies represent fewer than 1½% of the 550,000 firms in the Central Contractor Registry, they account for 4%, or $21 Billion of federal Government awards (totaling some $530 Billion annually)? Source: FPDS for federal fiscal 2008, as reported by FedSources Market Intelligence Services

Did you know that as of December 2009 the Government estimates that in 2010 some 13,000 contractor jobs will be eliminated from the Pentagon alone, most replaced by federal positions?

Do you have everything you need to capture your share of federal business? Contact us for more information!