Universal Power Conversion, Inc. (UPC), is a Woman-Owned distributor and manufactures representative of Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Automation Components, has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a participation in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program and is NWBOC WOSB Certified.
UPC qualifies for contracts specifically allocated for small businesses operations. UPC is proud to participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program.
Receiving certification under the SBA 8(a) Program gives our company a great opportunity to develop our business, as well as strengthen relationships. The 8(a) certification gives us an additional tool to successfully compete for government contracting business, which will add to our growth and our ability to bring jobs to our community.
The SBA 8(a) Business Development program was designed to provide business development assistance to companies owned and managed by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. In order to be certified by the SBA, an applicant firm must: be a small business; be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character, be citizens of the United States; and must demonstrate the potential for success. The program consists of a 4-year developmental stage and a 5-year transition stage. Companies are subject to annual reviews and systematic evaluation from the SBA district office throughout the program