For 8(a) Participants that received the 1-year 8(a) program extension, their new program dates may not yet be reflected or updated in DSBS and SAM.gov.
The SBA is aware of system issues transmitting updates between SBA and these systems.
If OSDBU’s or Contracting Officers are concerned about the 8(a) Participant’s program status, they should contact their SBA District Office to confirm the 8(a) Participant’s program status.
8(a) certification extended to 10 years for companies admitted before 9/9/2020
From page 400 of the FY2021 NDAA (Public Law No: 116-283):
“SEC. 889. EXTENSION OF PARTICIPATION IN 8(A) PROGRAM.
(a) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall ensure that a small business concern participating in the program established under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637) on or before September 9, 2020, may elect to extend such participation by a period of 1 year, regardless of whether the small business concern previously elected to suspend participation in the program pursuant to guidance of the Administrator.
(b) EMERGENCY RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.—Not later than 15 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall issue regulations to carry out this section without regard to the notice requirements under section 553(b) of title 5, United States Code.“