Orlando, Fla. – CCI Group, an interpretation and translation services contractor in the UCF Business Incubation Program, announced today it has received its 8(a) certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The SBA’s 8(a) program is designed to help socially- and economically-disadvantaged small businesses gain a foothold in the Federal Government marketplace through various forms of assistance and resources. Approval to enter the SBA’s 8(a) program is granted only after completing a rigorous review process.
“The 8(a) certification is absolutely a game changer for us,” said Indy Vega, CEO of CCI Group. “We are honored to have the certification, as it will help give us the opportunity to develop into a major service provider to the Federal Government.”
With the 8(a) designation, the certified woman-owned small business can immediately bid on multiple, large-scale Federal contracts, including sole-source opportunities up to $4 million.
According to Vega, “the 8(a) certification will allow us to bid on contracts that could require as many as 100 interpreters and translators in different languages across the country, especially Florida.”
Vega added, “Spanish interpreters are in such high demand right now that we see some of these contract opportunities as a way to help employ bi-lingual Puerto Ricans who are looking to rebuild their lives in Central Florida after being displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.”
CCI Group provides interpreters and translators in up to 70 languages through in-person staffing and technology solutions. Since its inception, CCI Group has provided its services to law firms, as well as local, state, and Federal Government agencies.
CCI Group is a client of the UCF Business Incubator near downtown Orlando. For more information, visit myccigroup.com.
For more information please contact:
Indy Vega, CCI Group, 727-657-3167, email@example.com
Michael Weiss, UCF Business Incubation Program, (321) 281-8384, Michael.Weiss@ucf.edu
Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, firstname.lastname@example.org
About CCI Group:
CCI Group, a certified 8(a) and woman-owned small business with over 15 years of combined experience, provides interpretation and translation services in 70 languages through in-person staffing and technology solutions with an uncompromising focus on integrity and quality. Since its inception, CCI Group has provided its services to law firms, as well as local, state, and Federal Government agencies. For more information, visit myccigroup.com.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.