8(a) Application Contract Listings Breakdown Tips

When you apply for the 8(a) Program through certify.sba.gov the SBA will require that you provide a detailed listing of your contracts* for the last 12 months.

Tip: We also suggest that you take a look at this breakdown for the last completed (e.g., 2021, 2020 and 2019) three years too. The SBA is likely to request this additional information to look at the totality of your economic dependency.

Here is the message you will likely receive from the SBA if you fail to provide the last three years of information:

The chart associated with the Certify application does not ask for this level of detail, and is not sufficient in addressing this query.