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SBA Small Business Certifications: 8(a), HUBZone, and WOSB Application Work...

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SBA Orange County/Inland Empire District Office

5 Hutton Centre Dr. Suite 900

Santa Ana, CA 92707

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During this detailed session, 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.

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.

Parking is not validated by SBA. There is parking available in the Griffin Towers parking structure. Current rate is $5 per hour with a $17 maximum daily charge. There is very limited parking outside of the structure.

Contact: Sandra Anguiano, 714.560.7446, sandra.anguiano@sba.gov

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