HUBZone Certifications

Tkacz Engineering is an SBA-Certified HUBZone business with registration details as follows:

Date of Certification: 2 Jan 2015

Registration Number: 52400

The HUBZone Program

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997 and is operated by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Three percent of all Federal prime contract dollars is targeted to HUBZone-certified businesses. Companies are required to be a small business by SBA standards, be owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizen, located within a HUBZone area, and at least 35% of the company’s employees have to reside in a HUBZone.

Information for Contract Officers 

A contracting officer can determine what type of contract to use when awarding to a HUBZone certified company:

  • Competitive HUBZone Set-Aside Contract: can be awarded if the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible HUBZone small businesses will submit offers and that the resulting contract can be awarded at a fair market price.
  • Sole Source HUBZone Contract: can be awarded if the contracting officer does not have a reasonable expectation that two or more qualified HUBZone small businesses will submit offers, determines that the qualified HUBZone small business is responsible, and determines that the contract can be awarded at a fair price. The government estimate cannot exceed $5.5 million for manufacturing requirements or $3.5 million for all other requirements.
  • Full and Open Competition Contract: can be awarded with a price evaluation preference for HUBZone firms. The offer of the HUBZone small business will be considered lower than the offer of a non-HUBZone/non-small business-providing that the offer of the HUBZone small business is not more than 10 percent higher.

Tkacz Engineering can support federal agency requirements for software development services as a HUBZone small business.

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