Nationwide background check firm receives Small Business Administration's 8(a) certification

Vertical Identity Background Screening and Drug Testing now approved to bid on government employee screenings through 8(a) designation
By: Vertical Identity
Vertical Identity is now a certified SBA 8(a) firm.
Vertical Identity is now a certified SBA 8(a) firm.
TEMPE, Ariz. - Nov. 26, 2019 - PRLog -- Vertical Identity, a woman-owned business that offers pre- and post-employment screening services to corporate and government clients nationwide, is now a certified 8(a) firm through the 8(a) Business Development Program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The 8(a) program was designed to give a leg up to growing businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs by providing them with opportunities to compete for government contracts. As an approved 8(a) firm, Vertical Identity can bid on sole-source contracts for background check and drug screening services up to $4 million.

"Being a certified 8(a) firm will give our growing background check business a huge boost, allowing us to offer our comprehensive, competitively priced and high-quality services to a much wider audience," said Sarah Hope, founder and CEO of Vertical Identity Background Screening and Drug Testing. "We're thrilled to have an opportunity to partner with government agencies to provide mutually beneficial background check services through the 8(a) program."

Vertical Identity's core services include pre-employment and post-hire background screening investigations and drug testing administration, acting as a consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA) services to help employers nationwide facilitate staff drug and alcohol screenings and other checks. They also provide immunization tracking and program administration and offer occupational health clinics through two brick-and-mortar and mobile clinics in the Phoenix metropolitan area under the brand name of 911 Drug Testing.

The company's primary NAICS industry codes for the 8(a) certification are 561611 (Background Screening and Investigations) and 621999 (Drug Testing and Department of Transportation Program Administration as a c/TPA or Third-Party Administrator). Vertical Identity holds a Private Investigator Agency License in Arizona and Texas and is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE), a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Arizona, Texas, Nevada and California, and holds a GSA Schedule certification in addition to the new 8(a) certification. The company is based in the Phoenix metropolitan area, with nationwide coverage. Vertical Identity Background Screening and Drug Testing is a company of Hope Capital LLC.

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