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HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESS ZONE (HUBZONE)

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The most recent revised HUBZone Map was published on July 1st 2023 with the next rezoning update to be released on July 1st, 2028.

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small business concerns each year.

Benefits of a HUBZone Certification

  • Exclusive Contract Opportunities: Businesses in historically underutilized business zones are given exclusive access to certain government contracts.
  • Preferential Treatment in Competitions: These businesses receive preferential consideration in all open and competitive government contract bids.
  • Price Evaluation Advantage:HUBZone certified businesses benefit from a 10% price evaluation preference in open contract competitions.
  • Eligibilitiy for Multiple Programs: Even with HUBZone certification, businesses can compete for contracts under other qualifying socio-economic programs.
  • Large firms bidding on government contracts in excess of $750,000 must provide an allocation for HUBZone firm participation as part of the contract. Therefore, having a HUBZone certification will allow for these subcontracting opportunities

Eligibility Requirements

  • Your business concern’s principle office must be located in a qualified SBA designated HUBZone.
  • You business concern must be at least 51% unconditionally and directly owned and controlled by persons who are U.S. citizens
  • 35% of your business concern’s employees must reside in a SBA designed HUBZone
  • You business concern must be classified as a small business as defined by the SBA
  • Certify that when performing a HUBZone contract, at least 35% of your employees continue to reside in a SBA designated HUBZone. If your Concern is owned by an Indian Tribal Government, 35% of your employees engaged in performing that contract must reside within a SBA designated HUBZone. You must “attempt” to maintain the 35% requirement throughout the life of the contract.
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If you would like to get started on your HUBZone Certification, reach out to our Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 (M-F 9am-5pm EST). USBRI handles a majority of the certification process for you, only pulling you in where absolutely necessary. This includes updating your SAM Registration, SBA Profile and DSBS Profile after your certification goes active (including 12 months of support on the SAM Registration, Certification itself and the additional SBA/DSBS Profiles). HUBZone Certifications are good for 3 years once approved.

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