Spexus received the SBA’s HUBZone Certification in February 2009.  The purpose of the of the HUBZone small business program is to provide Federal contracting assistance for qualified small business concerns located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), in an effort to increase employment opportunities, investment, and economic development in those areas.   

 

In federal procurement, winning contracts is all about gaining a competitive edge by differentiating your bid vs the competition.  One of the most underused approach to gaining a competitive edge is leveraging the HUBZone program.  The program provides 3 clear approaches to bidding and winning large and small contracts.  

 

Our HUBZone Certification can be validated at www.sam.gov.  Also, you can find the HUBZone policy under the FAR Subpart 19.13 – Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program at: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/Subpart%2019_13.html#wp1093689.

 

HUBZone Competitive Benefits:

 

1)      Full and Open Price Evaluation Preference: 

HubZone firms receive a 10% price credit on any full and open, single award competition when evaluated against a large company.  In this situation, the offer of the HUBZone small business will be considered lower than the offer of a non-HUBZone/non-small business.

 

2)      Sole source awards:

If only one responsible Hubzone concern can satisfy a non-manufacturing requirement of between $100,000 and $3,000,000, a contracting officer may award contracts to HUBZone small business concerns on a sole source basis without considering small business set-aside.

 

3)      Competitive Set-aside:

HUBZone contracts can be awarded if the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that at least two qualified HUBZone small business concerns will submit offers and that the contract will be awarded at a fair market price.

 

4)      Surety Bond Guarantee from the SBA:

Eligible HUBZone firms can qualify for higher SBA-guaranteed surety bonds on construction and service contract bids.