PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 15, 2013 - Rodriguez Consulting, LLC (Rodriguez) an award-winning civil engineering and land surveying firm, announced today that it has been certified to participate in the Small Business Administration 8(a) business development program. Rodriguez can now pursue federal government contracts leveraging opportunities set aside for 8(a) companies as well as sole source contracts.
The 8(a) program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the massive federal government contracting market. The SBA also provides training and support as part of this nine-year business develop program to help companies establish a solid foundation in government contracting.
Approval to enter the 8(a) business development program is granted only after completing a rigorous review process to ensure applicants meet the standards for entering this coveted program. Louis Rodriguez, President and founder of Rodriguez, states, “We are excited about this opportunity to expand our business. The Rodriguez team has worked tirelessly to develop relationships within the Federal Government, and the 8(a) Business Development program is the opportunity we need to establish long-term prime contracts.”
Rodriguez is ranked #48 by the Philadelphia 100, a merit based program founded by by The Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton SBDC. Rodriguez provides civil engineering, site development, land surveying, water management, traffic data collection, construction inspection, and geographic information systems (GIS) services to clients in the public and private sectors. Founded in 2007, Rodriguez’s innovative design approach and commitment to the creative applications of technology have grown the firm into one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the Philadelphia region.