Estrella Group LLC (EGL) is pleased to announce 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, EGL will have increased access to government project bids, including set-aside and sole-source contracts. Estrella’s membership into the 8(a) program is valid till 03/23/2029.

“We’ve built our company around the foundations of diversity which leads to a superior quality of work and plays an important role in our firm’s reputation for delivering world-class solutions.

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 EGL’s most transformative work has been in government, including contracts with the U.S Air Force.

“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. We look forward to meeting these high expectations over the next decade.

The Small Business Development program offers members a variety of other benefits, such 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.