Podcast EP #14: The Government Buys an Underdog | HUBZone Set-aside

Nov 12, 2019 1:11:00 PM / by David Rockwell posted in Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Podcast

Set-asides give small businesses a major advantage when it comes to winning contracts. If it wasn't for these distinctions, small businesses would have a much more difficult time getting established in government contracting. HUBZone certification is one of the more confusing set-asides to attain and that's why we'll dedicate this podcast episode to understanding it more.

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RTG Building Services Inc. Lands Contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Jun 12, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Success Stories

Federal contracting is a highly competitive sector. Getting your foot in the door is a whole feat of its own. However, a true indicator of a contractor’s prowess and quality of work is when Uncle Sam chooses to build a working relationship with their business. Such is the case with RTG Building Services Inc. (which has held previous contracts under LP Custodial) winning their rebid on a janitorial contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After a 10 year contract, the Army has once again solidified their trust in RTG Building Services Inc. with this recent award.

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Federal Contracting for Small Businesses

May 2, 2019 6:11:28 PM / by Hayden Johnson posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), Guides

"What is a small business?"

Depending on who you ask, the answer will vary.

However, if you're looking for the answer that can actually help you make a lot of money and grow your business, then you're going to want Uncle Sam's opinion.

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Verified Vendor Outdoor Systems Management LLC Wins Two Federal Contracts

Apr 30, 2018 9:27:23 AM / by David Rockwell posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Success Stories

Two Federal Contract Awards in Two Months of Simplified Acquisition Program Enrollment

US Coast Guard MarkVerified Vendor Outdoor Systems Management LLC (DUNS #038798665) recently won two federal contracts in late March and early April 2018. On both contracts the company will supply government agencies with industry materials. One of them, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, requires canal piping. The other requires electric motors to be sent to the Coast Guard. Together the supply contracts are valued at $38,873.

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HUBZone Program Changes Take Effect August 24

Aug 17, 2016 9:00:08 AM / by David Rockwell posted in Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), News

HUBZone regulation changes, approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) earlier this year, take effect on August 24, 2016. They represent a significant expansion of opportunities for HUBZone small businesses–but also represent compliance challenges, especially in ensuring that joint venture agreements met all of the requirements of the new rule.
By revising 13 C.F.R. § 126.306, the SBA makes available new information about how it processes HUBZone applications. The regulation now reads:

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What a Recent Supreme Court Decision Means for Set-Asides

Jul 18, 2016 9:00:42 AM / by David Rockwell posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), News

 
You may have heard people talking about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ( Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v United States of America), saying it’s given a “boost” to veteran-owned businesses. And that the “Rule of Two” is now mandatory at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). But does the Court action affect Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) task and delivery orders? And does it affect every agency?
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Ohio man found guilty of making false representations to get HUBZone certification

Sep 25, 2015 11:41:34 AM / by USFCR posted in Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), News

A Canton, Ohio man was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to repay $6.7 million for making false representations about the company’s office location so it could obtain a HUBZone certification and qualify for federal contracts, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

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Confused about Set-Asides and Simplified Acquisition? We can help.

Sep 23, 2015 10:28:13 AM / by David Rockwell posted in 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB), USFCR Info

Do you know what the terms “set-aside” and “simplified acquisition” means in terms of government contracting? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many of our clients see these terms in solicitations and ask us to better explain what the terms mean and if their company even qualifies.

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Historically Underutilized Business Zone for Information Technology GWACs

Aug 20, 2013 9:57:51 AM / by USFCR posted in Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)

Historically Underutilized Business Zone for Information Technology GWACs

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) firms now have available for Information Technology GWACs.   These contracts enable federal agencies to fulfill their information technology (IT) requirements through the utilization of small businesses that are located in HUBZones. Agencies have a statutory goal to spend three percent of their federal procurement dollars with HUBZone small business firms.

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