8(a) Business Development Services

HUBZone Program (Historically Underutilized Business Zones)

The HUBZone Program is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and was created to help small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

Program Requirements

  • Your business concern’s principal office must be in a qualified SBA designated HUBZone. Search the SBA’s mapping system and verify if your principal office is located in a qualified SBA designated HUBZone.
  • Your business must be a small business as defined by SBA size standards
  • Applicant business must be owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, or an Indian tribe.
  • At least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone.

How it Works

SBA regulates and implements the HUBZone program. SBA will do the following:

  • Determines which businesses are eligible to receive HUBZone contracts
  • Maintains a listing of qualified HUBZone small businesses that federal agencies can use to locate vendors Adjudicated protests of eligibility to receive HUBZone contracts.
  • Reports to Congress on the program’s impact on employment and investment in HUBZone areas.

Program Benefits

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  • Competitive and sole source contracting
  • 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.

Did you know that the federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small businesses

Our Services

One of our consultants will conduct a detailed interview to ensure that there are no potential HUBZone Program eligibility issues that will prevent your business from becoming HUBZone Certified.

Following the interview, you will receive access to our secure server via email, a progress report that details what specific documents are needed from you and your business based upon your business. If your business needs to register in System for Award Management (SAM.GOV) system or the SBA Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS), we will take care of correctly registering your firm or we will make sure your existing profile has everything we need to process your application.

We review, prepare and complete your entire SBA HUBZone Application including the electronic application and supporting document portions, to include all required forms, attachments and supporting documents.

We will review the documents that you submitted and if any potential issues or questions are found we will alert you immediately and let you know the workaround to any issue or question that might be brought up by SBA.

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