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SBA HUBZone Certification

See if your business is in a historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) today. The SBA HUBZone certification process allows you to compete for the federal contract dollars specifically reserved for underutilized business zones. Learn how to become HUBZone certified with the help of Rafael Marrero & Company.

SBA HUBZone Certification Program

You may be eligible to qualify as disadvantaged small businesses if your business is located in a participating area. This government contracting program is sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and supported by the Administration and the United States Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in afflicted areas, providing access to more contracting opportunities with the government.

The SBA regulates and implements the HUBZone certification, determining which companies are entitled to receive contracts of this nature. It also maintains a list of small HUBZone qualified businesses that federal agencies can use to locate suppliers. It awards eligibility proposals to receive HUBZone contracts and informs Congress about how the program favors employment and investment in these areas.

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HUBZone Certification Benefits

Compete for federal contract dollars set aside for this program. Here are a few of the benefits of the program:

  • Competitive set-asides
  • Sole source contracting opportunities of up to $7 million for manufacturing; or $4.5 million for services
  • A 10 percent price evaluation preference in competition for complete and open contracts
  • Outsourcing opportunities

The SBA announced program changes in 2020 to improve the experience and increase its utilization. More rural areas received HUBZone designation and SBA is committed to supporting long-term community investments. The program now comes with a convenient, predictable map to help you understand where these zones are located.

How To Become HUBZone Certified

The Federal Government has the goal of awarding three percent of all dollars of federal main contracts to small HUBZone certified companies. To be eligible for SBA HUBZone certification, your small business must meet the following requirements:

  1. At least 35 percent of your employees must live in qualified areas
  2. The headquarters of your company must be located in a qualified area
  3. Your company must be considered a “small business” according to the size regulations established according to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code.

The operational definition of the U.S. Government of what constitutes a small business may vary according to its industrial code. In the case of manufacturing, your company can have up to 750 employees and be considered “small.” In the case of heavy construction (NAICS Code 237130), the amount of your average annual turnover during the last three years must not exceed $33.5 million to be considered a small business.

Receive Certification Support From Rafael Marrero & Company

Learn how to become HUBZone certified with a free consultation from Rafael Marrero & Company. To determine if your company is located in an eligible area, please visit this Federal Government site.

SBA HUBZone Certification

SBA’s HUBZone Certification

See if your business is in a historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) today. The SBA HUBZone certification process allows you to compete for the federal contract dollars specifically reserved for underutilized business zones. Learn how to become HUBZone certified with the help of Rafael Marrero & Company.

SBA HUBZone Certification Program

You may be eligible to qualify as disadvantaged small businesses if your business is located in a participating area. This government contracting program is sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and supported by the Administration and the United States Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in afflicted areas, providing access to more contracting opportunities with the government.

The SBA regulates and implements the HUBZone certification, determining which companies are entitled to receive contracts of this nature. It also maintains a list of small HUBZone qualified businesses that federal agencies can use to locate suppliers. It awards eligibility proposals to receive HUBZone contracts and informs Congress about how the program favors employment and investment in these areas.

HUBZone Certification Benefits

Compete for federal contract dollars set aside for this program. Here are a few of the benefits of the program:

  • Competitive set-asides
  • Sole source contracting opportunities of up to $7 million for manufacturing; or $4.5 million for services
  • A 10 percent price evaluation preference in competition for complete and open contracts
  • Outsourcing opportunities

The SBA announced program changes in 2020 to improve the experience and increase its utilization. More rural areas received HUBZone designation and SBA is committed to supporting long-term community investments. The program now comes with a convenient, predictable map to help you understand where these zones are located.

How To Become HUBZone Certified

The Federal Government has the goal of awarding three percent of all dollars of federal main contracts to small HUBZone certified companies. To be eligible for SBA HUBZone certification, your small business must meet the following requirements:

  1. At least 35 percent of your employees must live in qualified areas
  2. The headquarters of your company must be located in a qualified area
  3. Your company must be considered a “small business” according to the size regulations established according to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code.

The operational definition of the U.S. Government of what constitutes a small business may vary according to its industrial code. In the case of manufacturing, your company can have up to 750 employees and be considered “small.” In the case of heavy construction (NAICS Code 237130), the amount of your average annual turnover during the last three years must not exceed $33.5 million to be considered a small business.

Receive Certification Support From Rafael Marrero & Company

Learn how to become HUBZone certified with a free consultation from Rafael Marrero & Company. To determine if your company is located in an eligible area, please visit this Federal Government site.

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The certification process for the HUBZone Program is time-consuming. Fortunately, Rafael Marrero & Company saves you the headaches of applying.

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