Today, digital solutions firm Truss announced its acceptance into the
U.S. Government’s 8(a)
Business Development Program, which brings equal opportunity to
small businesses whose owners are from socioeconomically disadvantaged
groups. As an 8(a) business, Truss will have increased access to
government project bids, including set-aside and sole-source contracts.
Truss’ membership is valid for the next nine years.
“We’ve built our company around the foundations of diversity, not only
because it’s the right thing to do, but because it leads to a superior
quality of work–and that has played an important role in our firm’s
reputation for delivering world-class solutions that the today’s citizen
expects,” said Everett Harper, co-founder and CEO of Truss.
In addition to diversity requirements, qualifying businesses must
demonstrate ethical character and a track record that instills
confidence in their potential to complete projects successfully. Some of
Truss’ most transformative work has been in government, including
contracts with the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran
Affairs. Prior to these projects, Truss was hired to renovate
Healthcare.gov after its initial launch.
“Many businesses actively seek to work with 8(a) firms because of the
opportunities that come with earmarked contracts. Because of these
lucrative partnerships, the Small Business Administration has raised the
bar on the qualification process,” said Jen Leech, COO and co-founder at
Truss. “We look forward to meeting these high expectations over the next
decade, as well as moving U.S. Government departments into the
future–the right way.”
Truss Leadership began to seek membership in 2015, opening the company
to an intense vetting process, such as the level at which employees from
underrepresented groups are involved in day-to-day operations.
The Small Business Development program offers members a variety of other
benefits, such as inclusion in the Mentor-Protégé program, which helps
businesses become more competitive. Participants will also work with a
specialist who helps navigate federal contract bids, and receive
marketing, training and technical assistance.
Truss works with private and public
organizations to design, build, and scale modern software that exceeds
standards for speed and security, while putting infrastructure in place
for continued growth. Visit truss.works
to learn more.