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SBA’s HUBZone Certification

Certification for Small Businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (“HUBZone”)

Another example of small businesses that can qualify as disadvantaged small businesses are those located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone). 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. Ina ddition, it awards eligibility proposals to receive HUBZone contracts and informs Congress about how the program favors employment and investment in these areas.

The benefits of the HUBZone Program include competitive set-asides, and sole source contracting, 10% price evaluation preference in competition for complete and open contracts, and outsourcing opportunities.

SBA’s HUBZone Certification

SBA’s HUBZone Certification

SBA’s HUBZone Certification

Certification for Small Businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (“HUBZone”)

Another example of small businesses that can qualify as disadvantaged small businesses are those located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone). 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. Ina ddition, it awards eligibility proposals to receive HUBZone contracts and informs Congress about how the program favors employment and investment in these areas.

The benefits of the HUBZone Program include competitive set-asides, and sole source contracting, 10% price evaluation preference in competition for complete and open contracts, and outsourcing opportunities.

The Federal Government has the goal of awarding 3% of all dollars of federal main contracts to small HUBZone certified companies. For this purpose:

  1. At least 35% of its employees must live in qualified areas;
  2. The headquarters of the company must be located in a HUBZone; and,
  3. The 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 US 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 3 years must not exceed $ 33.5 million dollars to be considered a small business.

To determine if your company is located in a “HUBZone” zone, please visit this Federal Government site.

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