July 2024


Acquisition Hour: The HUBZone Program – Certification Benefits and Regulations

January 1, 1970  
Start Date

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in designated urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. This presentation is recommended for any business that is interested in becoming an SBA HUBZone certified business.

The HUBZone program qualifies your business to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions. A business must be certified by the U.S. SBA to qualify for this program, and must be registered in SAM prior to submission of the certification documentation. Indian reservations and other Indian Country locations automatically qualify as HUBZones.

Currently, many Federal agencies and Federal Prime contractors are NOT meeting their HUBZone goals. This could be a potential opportunity for your business.

In this webinar, you will learn:

· HUBZone certification requirements
· Benefits of and applying for an SBA HUBZone certification
· Terms and no-cost of HUBZone certification
· Process and no-cost renewal of your HUBZone certification
· Locating HUBZone opportunities
· Marketing your HUBZone certified business
· Changes to the HUBZone program

Shane Mahaffy, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
Ben Blanc, Government Contract Specialist, Wisconsin Procurement Institute

This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.

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