BA-ZAI is an 8(a) joint venture formed in compliance with Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Program by partners BarnAllen Technologies, Inc. (BarnAllen), the protégé, and Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI), the mentor. The JV brings together the resources and commitment from both companies into a single entity. From tracing a gun used in a crime on our ATF contact center contract, to providing Internet surveillance reporting to ensure compliance with tobacco product advertising and promotion on our FDA Center for Tobacco Products contract, our focus on quality and customer service spans our entire portfolio of services.

Both BarnAllen and ZAI have earned ISO 9001 certifications (2008 for BarnAllen and 2015 for ZAI) and ZAI is CMMI Level 3 assessed. BarnAllen is an SBA 8(a) certified small disadvantaged business providing a variety of business solutions and support services to government and commercial clients with a focus on information and technology management, specifically health information management. ZAI is a large company with a smaller feel and a family-like environment. ZAI has been providing solutions and services to the Federal Government for more than 40 years. From its start in 1977 to present day, ZAI has been dedicated to exceeding clients’ expectations while providing a broad array of services, with a focus on the effective management of information to enhance its customers’ ability to achieve their missions.

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WHY WEST VIRGINIA: It’s wild and wonderful! (And our client was already located there.) Seriously, though, BarnAllen and ZAI have looked at space in West Virginia several times during recent contract bids. We are pleased that we were able to expand into the state for this opportunity and hope to be here for years to come.