Presented by the Mississippi U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office in Cosponsorship with the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Lyman Community Center
13472 Hwy. 49
8(a) Application Conference
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. respectively)
Pre-Registration is Required!
If you are interested in SBA’s 8(a) and/or HUBZone Program being a key to your success, then these free events are for you. Did you know the Federal Government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services? In 2012, almost $235 million* in goods and services were purchased from Mississippi 8(a) and HUBZone certified small businesses. These conferences are solely for Mississippi firms interested in certifying their business as 8(a) or HUBZone as well as HUBZone firms interested in recertification. In addition to other eligibility criteria, those pursing 8(a) must be at least 51% owned/controlled/managed by socially and economically disadvantaged persons and in business for minimum of two years. Also, those pursuing HUBZone must have their principal place of business located in a designated HUBZone in Mississippi (click HERE to view the HUBZone map) and meet the 35% minimum employee residency requirement in a HUBZone.
- Attendees will have their questions answered by SBA 8(a) and HUBZone experts from Washington DC who review/decide upon applications and appeals.
- Approved firms become eligible for 8(a) and HUBZone contract opportunities** (Max of $6.5 million for sole source manufacturing HUBZone projects and $4.0 million for all other industries). Higher amounts for both 8(a) and HUBZone competitive projects.
- Joint Ventures/Teaming Opportunities to bid on contracts.
- 24 Major Federal Buying Agencies have a 5% statutory contracting goal for SDB firms (8(a) qualifies automatically) and a 3% goal for HUBZone certified firms.
- And more!
You cannot apply for 8(a) or HUBZone certification without a current SAMS profile, DUNS number and GLS login password. Visit http://www.sam.gov/, https://iupdate.dnb.com/, https://eweb.sba.gov/gls/dsp_login.cfm or contact your local Mississippi SBA Office at www.sba.gov/ms for assistance on SAMS, DUNS, and the SBA’s GLS login registration. Go to www.sba.gov/8a or www.sba.gov/hubzone for more information regarding SBA’s 8(a) and HUBZone programs.
SPACE IS LIMITED, SO PRE-REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
8(a) Conference - Click HERE
HUBZone Conference - Click HERE
Questions? Call the SBA Mississippi District Office at (601) 965-4378, ext. 10, 13, 14, or 17, the Gulfport Branch Office at (228) 863-4449, ext. 225 or 223 or the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center at (228) 396-1288.
*Source: Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG). **SBA does not guarantee contracts. Cosponsorship Authority # 13-0470-44. SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Marcia McDowell at (228) 396-1288.