Federal Certification Services

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A Comparison of the SBA’s Federal Certifications

Below is a list and comparison of the core
Federal Certification Services offered by Rafael Marrero & Company

FY 2016

(Most recent data available from U.S. Government)

8(a)

Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

VOSB
SDVOSB
WOSB
EDWOSB
HUBZone
% of Federal Budget (Statutory Goal) 5% 3% 5% 3%
Annual Spend 9.53% 3.98% 4.79% 1.67%
Annual Spend $39.13 Billion $16.34 Billion $19.67 Billion $6.86 Billion
Program Participants
Nationwide
6.7k 8.9k 16.5k 5.1k
Annual Average Spend per Certified firm
(PRIMES- 23%)
$5.84 Million $1.83 Million $1.19 Million $1.34 Million
Ownership Citizenship Requirements U.S. Citizenship U.S. Citizenship U.S. Citizenship U.S. Citizenship
Industry Size Standard requirement Small business classification per NAICS Small business classification per NAICS Small business classification per NAICS Small business classification per NAICS
Eligibility requirement Economically
Disadvantaged person (per SBA guidelines) must own and control
51% or more of the firm
Disabled Veteran
MUST own and control
51% or more of
the firm.
Woman MUST own and control 51% or more of
the firm.
Small Business located in a qualified
census tract per SBA35% of employees
must reside
within a HUBZone
Economic Status
Requirements
AGI < $250k on AVG for the past 3 years.
Net worth < $250,000 excluding
(residence, IRA, business) All assets
must < than $4M
N/A

WOSB – N/A

EDWOSB:

AGI < $350,000 on average for the past 3 years.

Net worth < $750K excluding
(Main residence, IRA, business)

All assets must be < $6M

N/A
Program Benefit(s)

Sole source Contracts

< $6.5M: Manufacturing
< $4M for all other requirements.

Set Aside contracts are available.

Specialized business training, counseling, marketing assistance, and high-level executive development provided by the SBA and other resources.

Eligible for assistance in obtaining access to:

  • Surplus government property and supplies
  • SBA-guaranteed loans
  • Bonding assistance

Sole source Contracts

Under $5.0M: Manufacturing

< $3.0M for all other requirements.

Set Aside contracts if at least two SDVOSB will submit offers.

Sole source Contracts

< $6.5M: Manufacturing

< $4M for all other requirements.

Set Aside contracts are available if two WOSB firms submit offers.

Sole source contracting and competitive contracts.

10% price evaluation:

  • Full and open contract opportunities
  • Subcontracting opportunities.