Tips for HUBZone Certification Requirements

By Theodore P. Watson, Esq. and Cheryl E. Adams, Esq.  The SBA HUBZone Certification Program Having an SBA HUBZone certification opens many doors for you as a contractor.  It is important to understand the requirements that you must fulfill in proposal submission, as well as what the government is required… Read more »

Affiliation Issues in 8a Contracting and Native American Contracting

Native American contracting still has its ups and downs. SBA OHA is still faced with subcontractor affiliation appeals despite what some may consider easy to understand rules under 13 CFR 121.103. As recently as April 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found Olgoonik Diversified Services, LLC to be affiliated due… Read more »

SBA Minority Owned Business Certification Basics

In federal government contracting to have a minority owned business enterprise (MBE) can have its advantages. However, there are strict guidelines to follow with minority-owned business government contracts. There are also severe consequences for not following SBA minority owned business certification rules.  Many people make the mistake of believing that… Read more »

8a Set Aside Contracting Versus HUBZone Contracts Program

There is still great confusion between small businesses about 8a sole source and 8a set aside contracts versus HUBZone contracts set-aside requirements. 8a set asides are a powerful tool for agencies to achieve small business and small disadvantaged business contracting goals. When challenging the agency’s decision, contractors should beware of the… Read more »

Complying With SBA 8a Annual Review Requirements

Failure to Meet SBA 8a Program Annual Requirements Can Get You Terminated from the Program. Small businesses often find themselves subject to the termination because of failure to comply with 8a Annual Review requirements. ‘This is a very strict requirement. Unless participants get an expressed extension from the SBA, there… Read more »

Government Procurement fraud & SBA Corruption in SBA 8a Program

A recent SBA 8(a) procurement fraud schemes and corruption case resulted in four retired and one active-duty Army National Guard officials pleading guilty for their role in procurement fraud crimes under the SBA 8(a) Program.  The result and consequences of procurement fraud and corruption ended in the award of millions of… Read more »

HUBZone Certification & HUBZone Requirements

How to Get SBA HUBZone Certified Having SBA HUBZone certification opens many doors for you as a contractor.  It is important to understand the requirements that you must fulfill in a proposal submission and what is owed to you by the government in a request for proposal.  HUBZone stands for… Read more »