Competitive HUBZone set-aside
Sole-source HUBZone contract
Full and open competition contract can be awarded with a price evaluation preference for HUBZone small businesses
HUBZone is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) program for small companies that operate and employ people in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).
There are several kinds of HUBZone contracts that can be used:
- A 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. You can also create set-asides for specific orders within Multiple Award Contracts that were awarded through full and open competition.
- A sole-source HUBZone contract can be awarded if the contracting officer doesn’t 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 $7.5 million for manufacturing requirements or $4 million for all other requirements.
- A full and open competition contract can be awarded with a price evaluation preference for HUBZone small businesses. The offer of a HUBZone small business must be considered lower than the offer of a non-HUBZone/non-small business, provided that the offer of the HUBZone small business is not more than 10 percent higher.
Key Contract Vehicles
GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)
The GSA MAS establishes long-term Governmentwide contracts with commercial firms to provide government buyers with access to a wide variety of commercial supplies, services, and solutions.
The HUBZone program encourages economic development in Historically Underutilized Business Zones. The Federal Government's goal is to award three percent of all prime and subcontracting dollars to businesses in the HUBZone program each year.
Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Certified (EDWOSB)
The Small Business Act authorizes contracting officers to specifically limit, or set aside, certain requirements for competition solely among EDWOSBs.
Soft Tech Consulting, Inc., Army ITES-3S
IT Enterprise Solutions (ITES-3S) is a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract that is the primary source of IT services for the US Army.
Soft Tech Consulting, Inc., DLA JETS
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) J6 Enterprise Technology Services (JETS) is a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract that is the primary source of IT services for the DLA.
Group W Inc., USMC RITA 2.0
U.S Marine Corps Research and Innovative Technical Analysis (RITA) 2.0 is a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract that is the primary source of research, studies, and analysis.