Aspetto awarded SBA 8a Certification

  • Posted By : Admin
  • March 28, 2019



Fredericksburg, VA, January 15th, 2019 – Aspetto, Inc. has been certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as an 8(a) Certified Small Business. Aspetto received this coveted certification after a rigorous application process to ensure that all the standards are met. 8(a) Certification provides a level playing field for small business owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Disadvantaged businesses in the 8(a) program can:


  • Compete for set-aside and sole-source contracts in the program
  • Get a Business Opportunity Specialist to help navigate federal contracting
  • Form joint ventures with established businesses through the SBA's mentor-protégé  program
  • Receive management and technical assistance, including business training, counseling, marketing assistance, and high-level executive development

“We are extremely excited to be a part of this program,” said Abbas Haider, President and CEO. “This program will not only allow us to bid on contracts we would not normally go after but also help us expand and grow at a much faster pace. We will continue to deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers, state and federal.” The company plans on expanding into Cyber Security and IT services, along with other technology such as drones and anti-drones.

Aspetto has seen exponential growth over the years. In 2019, the company aims to continue investing into Research and Development in armor, in addition to expanding into other sectors of defense. As a GSA contract holder, Aspetto will focus on bringing more products to our federal clients while not compromising on the quality or the service.


Aspetto, Inc. has been in business for over 10 years. The company is known for creating America’s first bullet-resistant clothing line. Aspetto’s product line includes, body armor, ballistic walls, helmets, shields, bomb suits, armor vehicles, and other tactical and concealable gear. The Aspetto management team brings years of experience into this field and their mission is to maximize customer satisfaction and manufacture products that increase operator efficiency.

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