Certifications and Contract Vehicles


BCT currently maintains the following certifications with state, local, and federal agencies:



Federal 8(a)

BCT Partners is eligible for Federal 8(a) contracts through our SBA-approved, Federal 8(a) joint venture, NTouch-BCT Strategies LLC. The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Learn more about NTouch-BCT Strategies LLC here



BCT is eligible for HUBZone contracts through our SBA-approved, Federal 8(a) joint venture, NTouch-BCT Strategies, LLC, which is located in a HUBZone.  The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting program provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas. You can access the NTouch-BCT Strategies LLC SBA profile here


Federal Women-owned Small Business (WOSB)

BCT Partners is eligible for Federal Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) contracts through our SBA-approved, Federal 8(a) joint venture, NTouch-BCT Strategies, LLC, which is located in a WOSB. In 1994, Congress established a government-wide goal for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). You can access the NTouch-BCT Strategies LLC SBA profile here

Federal Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

BCT Partners is an SBA-certified Federal Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). Qualifications for the program are similar to those for the 8(a) Business Development Program.


Federal Small Business (SB)

BCT Partners is an SBA-certified Federal Small Business (SB). Companies qualify as an SBA-certified small business (SB) under the Small Business Administration numerical definitions, or “size standards,” based on the business’s number of employees and average annual receipts.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) CPE

BCT Partners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org

State of NJ Business Registration Certificate (Category 2)

State of NJ Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

State of NJ Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

NJ Transit Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

New York City Minority-Owned Business Enterprise MBE

State of New York Minority-Owned Business Enterprise MWBE


About The New Jersey Department of Commerce and Economic Development Minority Enterprise Certification Program

The Uniform Certification Program was established by the state of New Jersey to encourage the development of small, minority-owned, and women-owned business enterprises. New Jersey’s program provides a uniform and stringent procedure for certifying businesses owned by minorities and women to participate in public contract opportunities.

About The NJ Transit Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Development Program
NJ Transit has developed an application and certification procedure that follows the guidelines of the federal government’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. In order to be certified as a DBE/MBE/WBE, a company must meet the stringent DBE review standards.

About The National Minority Supplier Development Council Certification Program
The New York/New Jersey Minority Purchasing Council was established in 1973 as a vital link between major corporations and the minority business community. Serving the New York/New Jersey Metro Region, the NY/NJ MPC is one of 39 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The Council’s Membership is made up of Fortune 500 Companies located in the NY/NJ region and committed to developing and utilizing minority-owned businesses as on-going sources of supply.

About the New York City Department of Small Business Services 

The NYC department of small business services was established to make it easier for companies within New York City to form, do business and grow by providing direct assistance to business owners, fostering neighborhood development in commercial districts, promoting financial and economic opportunity among minority and women-owned businesses, preparing New Yorkers for jobs and linking employers with a skilled and qualified workforce.


About the New York State Department of Economic Development Division of Minority and Women’s Business (MWBE)

MWBE is designed to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. An important objective of the program is to encourage and assist state agencies to award a fair share of contracts to MWBEs, review applications by businesses seeking certification and maintain a directory of certified MWBEs and to promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to NYS agencies as well as MWBEs.


Contract Vehicles
GSA-IT Schedule 70 GWAC 

The General Services Administration (GSA) Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) was established by GSA to assist federal government agencies with their procurement of IT products, services, and solutions as needed to meet their agency IT missions.

GSA Multiple Award Schedule

The General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (PSS) (formerly Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) program offers a full range of management and consulting services that can improve a federal agency’s performance and their endeavor in meeting mission goals. 

NIH CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Information Officer Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) is a Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) that offers government agencies IT solutions and services in a broad range of areas that include, but are not limited to the health and biomedical fields.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration IDIQ

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) mission is to enhance substance abuse (SA) prevention and SA/Mental Health (MH) treatment—leading to recovery by people affected by behavioral health (BH) issues. The SAMHSA Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract supports the agency’s technical assistance and training needs.

HRSA Evaluation Studies IDIQ

The overall purpose of the Health Resources and Services and Administration (HRSA) Evaluation Studies Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract is to assist the organization with a variety of evaluation-related activities such as assessment of effectiveness and efficiency of programs-operations, outcomes and performance.


The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Total Information Processing Support Services 4 (TIPSS-4) Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract is designed to help the IRS with development of new procedures, security measures and changes to existing IT systems.

HHS Program Support Center (PSC) IDIQ

This Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Program Support Center (PSC) to provide social science-related services and can be used by any Government department/agency to procure services.

MA DSRIP Technical Assistance Marketplace (TA Marketplace)

The MA DSRIP Technical Assistance Marketplace (TA Marketplace) is brought to you by MassHealth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and contractor Abt Associates Inc. (Abt). The TA Marketplace serves to enable MassHealth ACOs, CPs, and CSAs to easily navigate and tap into the array of resources and supports available to them through the MA DSRIP TA Program. 


The 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) — a/k/a “STARS III”, is a Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA-IDIQ) contract to provide information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions which may include the integration of ancillary support which is necessary and integral to the IT services being acquired. STARS III Master Contract awards are reserved exclusively for qualifying Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) prime contractors with competitive prices.