SBA Certifications: 8(a), HUBZone, and WOSB Informational Webinar
During this informational webinar, we review three of the certification programs within Federal contracting - the Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Program, the HUBZone Program, and the 8(a) Business Development Program. For all three programs, we discuss the eligibility criteria; the programmatic benefits for participants; and the process to pursue the certification.
8(a) Business Development Program is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.
- Participants in the 8(a) business development program can receive sole source contracts up to $4 million for goods and services and $7 million for manufacturing.
- The federal government has a goal of awarding 5% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to 8(a) firms.
SBA's HUBZone Program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
- 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions, as well as subcontracting opportunities.
- The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small business concerns.
SBA’s WOSB Program is designed to help more women owned small businesses to win federal contracts by providing a level playing field for WOSBs to compete.
- The federal government has a goal of awarding 5% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to WOSB firms.
- The program is a self-certification program through SAM.
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