December 15, 2009 14:00 ET

ENTAP Certified as SBA 8(a) IT Consulting and Business Process Management Firm for Federal Contracts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - ENTAP, Inc. one of the industry's most experienced IT consulting and outsourcing firms, today announced it has achieved U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) certification for business process management, improvement and transformation services. This designation makes ENTAP eligible to compete for nearly $13 billion in contracts awarded annually through the SBA 8(a) Federal business development program. The public sector of government and municipal agencies accounts for nearly 60 percent of ENTAP's customer and revenue base and is projected to contribute greatly to ENTAP's continued growth.

"As a certified SBA 8(a) IT vendor, ENTAP will have the opportunity to continue to expand the national reach of our government industry client base," commented ENTAP's president and chief executive officer Tracy E. Barnes. "We have extensive experience providing public sector agencies, like the State of Indiana, with expert analysis of business processes, optimization of those processes and implementation of custom technical solutions to support them. This Federal certification will open the door to many new business opportunities and partnerships."

Since the firm was founded in 2004, ENTAP has served dozens of public sector and government entities at all levels, including municipal and state agencies. The SBA 8(a) program certification now enables ENTAP to compete aggressively in the Federal contracting arena and also take advantage of subcontracting opportunities through public-private partnerships. According to the SBA, small businesses received more than $77 billion in 2006, or 23 percent of $340 billion in federal government contracts eligible for small business competition.

In addition to business process management, improvement and transformation, ENTAP's Federal government engagements may include IT services such as strategic consulting and project management, business applications and systems analysis, integration, user training and ongoing support.


ENTAP, Inc., one of the industry's leading IT consulting and outsourcing firms, provides enterprise business applications and systems consulting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. The firm offers applications and systems integration services across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures, and specializes in application integration of financial, human resource, supply chain and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. ENTAP is a nationally certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and SBA 8(a) eligible to receive Federal contracts. For more information call 317-634-9523 or visit

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