I understand that some regulatory amendments became effective Feb. 20, 2001. What's changed?

Those amendments to our rules appeared in the Federal Register on Jan. 18, 2001. The amendments impact four areas: Clarification on applicability to state and local governments This makes clear that the HUBZone program does not apply to contracts awarded by state and local governments, since the HUBZone Act only applies to the federal government….

Where is there a list of all HUBZone certified companies?

A state-by-state listing is available on the HUBZone Opening web page, but a more comprehensive search capability is offered through the Contracting Officer’s HUBZone Gateway, which now contains more than 4,700 Certified Small Business Concerns that have expressed an interest in working with the Federal government as HUBZone contractors. We made it easy for you…

What benefits are small businesses receiving under this program?

Generally speaking, there are two levels of benefit. The first relates directly to Federal contracts, while the second involves specialized assistance. Federal Contract Benefits – There are four types of HUBZone contract opportunities: Competitive: Contracts can be set-aside for HUBZone competition when the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that at least two qualified HUBZone…

What is the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program?

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a “principal…

Which agencies participate in the HUBZone program and where are these contract opportunities posted for general public review?

As of Oct. 1, 2000, all Federal buying agencies must abide by the HUBZone Program requirements and many of these contracts are posted on Fed Biz Opps, that can be accessed at vsearch2.eps.gov/servlet/SearchServlet. Under ‘Search by Set-Aside Code,’ select either “#5- Total HUB-Zone” or “#11- Partial HUB-Zone.”