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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.

Pre-registration is required.

Webinar login instructions will be sent to all registrants 48 hours prior to the webinar.

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

Have questions about SBA Small Business Certifications: 8(a), HUBZone, and WOSB Informational Webinar? Contact SBA Orange County/Inland Empire District Office
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